Scattergood Friends School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 1-319-519-1856
1951 Delta Avenue
West Branch, IA 52358
  • In addition to providing a solid foundation for higher education, Scattergood is a learning community that fosters the practical application of all kinds of knowledge through hands-on work and service.
  • The School's mission is to provide students with a sense of global citizenship while recognizing individual self-worth.
  • Scattergood strives to instill in students the ability to live constructively in a community as well as feel that their opinion has been heard.

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  • Earlham College
    I think that the most obvious unique thing about Scattergood is the student body size. In my experience, having such a small community was something that most people (staff and students) found simultaneously very frustrating. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Scattergood Friends Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Quaker Non-denominational
Year Founded 1890 1910
Campus Size 126 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 46 students 298 students
% Students of Color
18%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
98%
66%
Average SAT Score 1712 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1420 - 1850 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 8 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:3 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
63%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $4 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$28,980 $52,698
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$16,950 $28,400
Tuition international students $30,780 $47,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$28,980 $38,500
% Students on Financial Aid
67%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $14,500 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
65%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJenn Janson

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 5 14
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 28 23
ExtracurricularsAikido, Archery Club, Assistant, Canoe Club, Ceramics Club, Cycling Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Drawing, Farm and Forest, Fitness Club, Food Club, Hiking Club, Independent, Jogging/Running, Martial, Peace, Peer, Photography, Sailboat, Service, Student, Sustainable, TADA, Wood,

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • Experience a small, tightly-knit school community of students, faculty, and their families, all living and working together.
  • Ask big questions and dive deep into project-based classes full of hands-on experience.  Don't just take a science class... be a scientist.Know your food, grow your food!  Our organic farm serves as a living laboratory and provides delicious meals year-round.
  • Explore issues of peace and social justice with likeminded friends.
  • Prepare for college and beyond!  Scattergood students have been accepted to Bryn Mawr, Cornell, Earlham, Grinnell, Haverford, Macalester, Oberlin, Reed, Scripps, University of Chicago, and more!
  • School accreditations: Independent School Association of the Central States
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