Culver Academies

5.00 5 1 (16 reviews)
1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
Tel: 574-842-7100
  • "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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  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   4/18/2013
    Tulane University
    One unique aspect of Culver is the fantastic leadership program. The academics and athletics are great, but the leadership is what sets Culver apart from other schools. The boys' leadership system is military while the. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   4/9/2012
    Columbia University
    I found Culver to be unique, in comparison to other boarding schools, for two main reasons: the Academy's setting and the emphasis placed on individual growth as a leader in one's community. Foremost, Culver's setting. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   5/21/2012
    Princeton University
    By far, the aspect that most distinguishes Culver from other schools is its emphasis on leadership education. For the boys, the military system is a key component of the Culver experience and truly helps develop. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   5/13/2013
    United States Military Academy
    The people of Culver Academies makes my school completely unique. The faculty and staff are comprised of a multitude of scholarly and well experienced individuals. Each member has their own impact with that they. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars   8/27/2008
    The College of William and Mary
    At Culver, you really get a sense of down-to-earth Mid-West values. You don't have kids driving their fancy cars to school, since students cannot keep cars on campus, and the uniform school and recreational attire. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Culver Academies Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1894 1910
Campus Size 1700 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 814 students 298 students
% Students of Color
31%
20%
% International Students
21%
20%
% Students Boarding
93%
68%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 25 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
89%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $394 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,500 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,500 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
49%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $29,415 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
38%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJ. Michael Turnbull

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 25 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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 25 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 and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 38 23
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International Club, Art Club, Badminton Club, Bible Study, Boy, Campus, CGA, Chemistry Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Community, Computer Club, Culver, Cum Laude, FCA, Fleet, French Club, 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
  • 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
    • Dr. Sally Hodder - HIV/AIDS researcher
    • Miles White - Chairman and CEO, Abbott Laboratories
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