Culver Academies

5.00 5 1 (16 reviews)
Tel: 574-842-7100
1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
  • "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 
2017 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 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment828 students300 students
% Students of Color
31%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
93%
66%
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 Offered2516
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$394 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,500$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,500$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
49%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$29,415$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
43%
57%
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 Offered2516
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 Offered2514
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 Organizations3723
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, Paintball, Ping, Pre-Architecture,

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.
  • 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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