Culver Academies

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  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars  
    Butler University
    We focused a lot on leadership. It was a military school for the boys and an english prefect system for the girls. We had leadership classes and in addition to our academics and sports, we. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Culver AcademiesBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18941910
Campus Size1800 acres104 acres

Student Body

Enrollment828 students315 students
% Students of Color
31%
22%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
93%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$394 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,500$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,500$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
49%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$29,415$24,575
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
43%
55%
Director of AdmissionsJ. Michael Turnbull
Associate Director of AdmissionsJerry Kisela - Operations

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2517
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 Offered2515
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 Organizations3824
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
3 on 3 basketball league, Amnesty International Club, Bible Study, Boy, Campus, CGA, Chapel Acolytes and Vergers, Chemistry Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Concert Club, Deans Assistants, Drama Society/Tech Crew/Brute Squad, Life skills, Love Letters, Polar Saints, Quiz, School, Sin, Speech, Stamp, Student, Student Acitvities, T-P Relief Group, The, The Green Team, The Phoenix/ School newspaper, The Ping-Pong Club, Trinitones, Usher Club, Venture, Vestry (chapel leadership organization), Winter Weekend Ski Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dart Club, Thespian

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Jazz/Rock Combo, Skeet/Trap

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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.
  • Culver Academies 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 435 students 103.6 miles1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL 60045
    (847)615-3267
    103.69-12, PG435
  • Grades: 7-12 | 82 students 61.7 miles5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    (888)462-4693
    61.77-1282
  • Grades: 9-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
     | 813 students
    187.8 milesPO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
    (248)645-3610
    187.89-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
    813
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 648 students 715.1 miles7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-1400
    715.19-12, PG648
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 850 students 704.9 miles333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT 06492
    (203)697-2239
    704.99-12, PG850
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