Scattergood Friends School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
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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    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
 | 2020 School Data
Scattergood FriendsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationQuakerNon-denominational
Year Founded18901907
Campus Size126 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment32 students310 students
% Students of Color
16%
25%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:31:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
33%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$4.2 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$35,000
(Sliding scale tuition)
$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,000
Tuition international students$37,900$52,900
% Students on Financial Aid
67%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$14,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 15 / May. 1Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
57%
Director of AdmissionsShari Sollars

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered216
SportsFencing, Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1124
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Indoor Soccer Club, Wood Working, Writers

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics Club, Journalism/Newspaper, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Canoe Club, Cycling 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, Earlham, Grinnell, Haverford, Macalester, Oberlin, Reed, Scripps, University of Chicago, and more!
  • Scattergood Friends School accreditations: Independent School Association of the Central States

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