Cotter Schools

1115 West Broadway Street
Winona, MN 55987
Tel: 507-453-5113
  • Cotter Schools is an international learning community guided by faith since 1911 where character, personal development, and academic achievement inspire a world of possibilities. Join the Cotter Family where standards values and YOU matter!

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Cotter SchoolsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)7-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19111910
Campus Size9 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment350 students300 students
% Students of Color
3%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
66%
Average SAT Score1820* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and polo shirts)
Casual
Average Class Size17 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:111:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1116
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$15 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,500
(Tuition, boarding, ESL, and medical insurance)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
65%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$2,500$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
75%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMandi Olson
Mrs. Linda Schrupp

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1116
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 Offered1614
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1723
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

  • More than 20 years experience in serving boarding students
  • 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 - Governor, State of Nevada, 1971-1979
    • Bob Kierlin - Founder and Chairman of Fastenal Company
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