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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $19,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Class of 2014
5.00
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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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Scattergood Friends School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1890
1907
Campus Size
126 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
45 students
300 students
% Students of Color
16%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
8 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
33%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$4.2 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$37,000
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,000
$32,995
Tuition international students
$41,000
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
60%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Shari Sollars

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
5
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
11
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
D&D, Indoor Soccer Club, Magic the Gathering, Wood Working, Writers

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics Club, Fiber Arts, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Jogging/Running, Yoga

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 like-minded friends.
  • Prepare for college and beyond!  Scattergood students have been accepted to Bryn Mawr, Cornell College, Earlham, Grinnell, Haverford, Macalester, Oberlin, Reed, Scripps, University of Chicago, and more!
  • Scattergood Friends School accreditations: Independent School Association of the Central States
Profile last updated: 04/26/2022
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $19,000
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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