Culver Academies

1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
Tel: 574-842-7100
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 827 students
"Our goal at The Culver Academies and Culver Summer Camps is to educate students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual - mind, spirit, and body - through an integrated curriculum that emphasizes the cultivation of character.
To accomplish our goal, Culver has spent the last 119 years creating an integrated academic, leadership, religious, and athletic program that is second to none in The United States..."

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2014 School Data
Culver Academies Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1894 1909
Campus Size 1700 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 827 students 295 students
% Students of Color 30% 19%
% International Students 21% 20%
% Students Boarding 93% 68%
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 23 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 84% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $322 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$43,000 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$33,000 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 46% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,066 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 86% -
Acceptance Rate 38% 58%
Director of Admissions J. Michael Turnbull  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 23 16
AP Biology AP Chemistry
AP Chinese Language & Culture AP Comparative Government & Politics
AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition
AP Environmental Science AP European History
AP French Language & Culture AP German Language
AP Latin - Vergil AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics AP Music Theory
AP Physics B AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature
AP Statistics AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP U.S. History AP World History
Calculus AB Calculus BC
Honors Computer Science


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 25 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Polo, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 40 24
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International, Art Club, Badminton Club, Bible Study, Boy Scouts, Campus LIfe Club, CGA Drill Team, Chemistry Club, Chinese Club , Community Service Council, Computer Club, Culver Pipe & Drums, Cum Laude Honor Society, FCA, Fleet Volunteer Garden, French Club, Futsol Intramural, Global Studies Institute, Green Life, Living History, Math Forum, Model UN, No Labels, Paintball Club, Ping Pong Club,

School Notes:

  • "There is nothing quite like Culver Academies in the world!" A collegiate preparatory boarding school with cutting edge academic programs to enhance the whole person education through our leadership program, inspirational tradition and inspiring innovation. Aspiring Entrepreneur? The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur is for you! Aspiring Policymaker? Take a look at The Global Studies Institute... Aspiring CEO? The Center for Character Excellence is the Leadership support program you need.... Aspiring Diplomat? Learn from The Confucius Classroom...our partnership with the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University and the Confucius Institute based in Beijing, China.
  • School accreditations: TABS, NAIS,AMCSUS, ISACS, NCA
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • K.S. Bud Adams - Tennessee Titans owner
    • Hal Holbrook - Oscar-Nominated Actor
    • Frank Batten - Weather Channel founder
    • George Steinbrenner - New York Yankees owner
    • Bernardo Qunitana - Chairman and CEO, ICA Corporation
    • Mitchell Henderson - Head Basketball Coach, Princeton
    • Molly Engstrom - Two-time Olympian
    • Jon Scieszka - Children's Book Author
    • Michael Huffington - Former Congressman, philanthropist ' Producer Huffington Pictures, LLC
    • Miles White - Chairman and CEO, Abbott Laboratories

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is La Lumiere School (36.9 miles away)
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  • HoweHowe Military Academy
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  • Beaver DamWayland Academy
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