Cotter Schools

Top 20 Placements

Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 329 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Cotter Schools Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 7-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Catholic Non-denominational
Year Founded 1911 1910
Campus Size 9 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 350 students 298 students
% Students of Color
3%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
68%
Average SAT Score 1820 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 17 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:11 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 11 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,500
(Tuition, boarding, ESL, and medical insurance)
$51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
65%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $2,500 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
75%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMandi Olson
Mrs. Linda Schrupp

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 11 16
Courses(H) Chemistry, (H) Discrete Math, (H) Elementary Linear Algebra, (H) Multivariable Calculus, (H) Non-Euclidean Geometry, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics, AP US History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 23
ExtracurricularsBadminton Club, Chess Club, Cotter Residence Council, Cross Cultural Ministry Program, Drama/Musical Productions, Intramural Sports, Marching Band/Pep Band, Math Team, Music Listening, National Honor Society, Parmies, Photography Club, Speech Team, Student Council, Students Promoting Awareness, Summer Marching Band, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Unique academic opportunities in math, science & technology
  • Award winning band and choir programs
  • College preparatory curriculum that includes college credit programs, AP and Honors classes
  • International summer exchange programs
  • Faith based education promoting honesty,respect and service to others
  • 100%graduation rate with upper percentile ACT and SAT scores
  • Affordable tuition with a generous post-secondary scholarship available to every Cotter graduate
  • Twenty four successful athletic programs committed to developing champions
  • Motivated students and teachers who care
  • Small class sizes with individual attention to student needs
  • Learning Center support
  • School community represents nine different countries
  • School accreditations: AdvancED, NCEA, TABS, MCEA, SSATB
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Donal "Mike" O'Callaghan - Governor, State of Nevada, 1971-1979
    • Bob Kierlan - Founder and Chairman of Fastenal Company
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12, PG

    6-12, PG (day)
     | 265 students
    169.7 miles2280 Watertower Road, Box 4000
    CollegevilleMN 56321
    1-800-525-7737
    169.79-12, PG

    6-12, PG (day)
    265
  • Grades: 6-12, PG | 482 students 80.8 miles1000 Shumway Avenue
    FaribaultMN 55021
    507-333-1618
    80.86-12, PG482
  • Grades: 7-12

    5-12 (day)
     | 445 students
    625.7 miles60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    304-233-1436
    625.77-12

    5-12 (day)
    445
  • Grades: 9-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
     | 799 students
    435.5 milesPO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
    (248)645-3610
    435.59-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
    799
  • Grades: 9-12 | 814 students 331.1 miles1300 Academy Road
    CulverIN 46511
    574-842-7100
    331.19-12814
Recent Articles
10 Top Reasons to Go to Boarding School
June 19, 2017
There are many reasons to go to boarding school. The academics, the athletics and the extracurricular activities are just a few considerations. Here are the 10 top reasons why you should go to boarding school.
Why Boarding School?
June 03, 2017
Is boarding school right for you? Boarding schools offer a wealth of experiences in both learning and living which will do you well in later life.
Looking at Schools
June 03, 2017
Do you like large schools or small schools? Are you most comfortable in a city, small town or countryside? Are you interested in attending a school that has a religious or military orientation? Would you like to attend a school that is only for boys or girls? These are some questions you must ask yourself before you begin your search for the right U.S. boarding school for you.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone: