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 
2018 School Data
Scattergood FriendsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationQuakerNon-denominational
Year Founded18901909
Campus Size126 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment46 students300 students
% Students of Color
18%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
98%
69%
Average SAT Score1712* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1420 - 1850-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

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
63%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$4.2 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$32,900
(Sliding scale tuition)
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,250
Tuition international students$34,900$48,100
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$32,900$40,300
% Students on Financial Aid
67%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant14500$23,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
55%
Director of AdmissionsJenn Jansen

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered515
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2824
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Assistant, Farm and Forest, Food Club, Peace, Peer, Service, Student, Sustainable, TADA, Writers

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics Club, Drama Club, Drawing, Independent, Photography, Sailboat, Wood, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Aikido, Archery Club, Canoe Club, Cycling Club, Dance Club, Fitness Club, Hiking Club, Jogging/Running, Martial, 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 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!
  • Scattergood Friends School accreditations: Independent School Association of the Central States
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