Founded in 1911, Cotter Schools is a private, co-ed, day and boarding school located in Winona, Minnesota.
Cotter serves students of all backgrounds from Pre-k through grade 12 and offers boarding for students in grades 7 through 12.
Cotter Schools prides itself on creating a strong community of learners and we look forward to welcoming you to the Cotter Family!.
- Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
- Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $48,000
- Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $5,100
- Acceptance rate: 93%
- Average class size: 18 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
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- MISSION STATEMENT: Cotter Schools challenges students to achieve their full potential and use their lives in service of others.BELIEFS: As a Catholic Learning Community, We Believe: God is present in all creation. Each person is valuable and deserves respect. Education prepares people to build a better world. In a community, everyone grows. ?Cotter opened its doors on September 5, 1911, and was named for Winona’s first bishop, Bishop Joseph Cotter. Originally, Cotter was a boys’ school directed by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. In 1952, the Brothers turned the school's operation over to the diocese of Winona, and Cotter became co-educational, combining with Cathedral Girls’ High School. In 2021 Cotter transitioned to serve students from 16 months through Grade 12. Through its many changes in the past 110-plus years, Cotter has never wavered in its motto, Vertitam Vereantur - “Let them Revere the Truth,” and upholds the finest traditions in Catholic education.
- Cotter Schools accreditations: NCEA
Source: Verified school update
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