Culver Academies

1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
Tel: 574-842-7100
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 811 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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2015 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 1910
Campus Size 1700 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 811 students 300 students
% Students of Color 30% 20%
% International Students 21% 20%
% Students Boarding 92% 67%
Average SAT Score 1779 * National Avg. »View
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 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 84% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $322 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,500 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,500 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 48% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,066 $20,630
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% 56%
Director of AdmissionsJ. Michael Turnbull

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
CoursesAP 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 26 14
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, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 38 24
ExtracurricularsAmnesty, Art, Badminton, Bible, Boy, Campus, CGA, Chemistry, Chinese, Community, Computer, Culver, Cum, FCA, Fleet, French, Futsol, Global, Green, Living, Math, Model, No, Paintball, Ping,

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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is La Lumiere School (36.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 36.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 235 students6801 North Wilhelm Road
    La PorteIN 46350
  • 61.7 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 79 students5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    (888) 462-4693
  • 103.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 436 students1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL 60045
  • 187.7 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 799 studentsPO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
  • 197.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 185 students101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
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