Shattuck-St. Mary's School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
1000 Shumway Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
Tel: 507-333-1618
The Shumway Arch marks the entrance to the Upper School campus.
The Shumway Arch marks the entrance to the Upper School campus.
St. Mary's Hall hosts the middle school campus - grades 6-8 - and also holds girls and boys dormitories for grades 6-9.
The Chapel of the Good Shepherd, located on the Upper School campus, is one of our oldest buildings and hosts weekly chapel services on Wednesday mornings and Sunday evenings. This year each of our graduating seniors speaks about his or her SSM memories, what they are taking with them as graduates, what they have learned, and what they hope to leave behind - speeches that are given over the course of the year in our chapel services.
SSM offers a wonderful, integrated dance program with classes available in tap, ballet, modern, and choreography. Dedicated dancers can audition for Arch Dance Company - a group that dances for two periods each day, working with guest directors and choreographers and performing in numerous venues.
In 2005 and 2006, SSM took four teams to the National Hockey Championships. Our U19 girls and our U18 boys both came away with  championship titles in 2005 and our U19 girls repeated as National Champs in 2006. Our nationally recognized Hockey Program consists of 8 teams - 2 girls' teams and 2 boys' teams, competing in 55-70 games each season (September - April) and practicing 5 days a week with high-caliber coaches.
The Hirst Library holds over 20,000 volumes and is part of the network of Southern Minnesota Libraries (including the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota).  Students come to study, research, or just play a quiet game of chess.
Our visual arts program includes courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and AP studio art.  Visual arts scholarships are available.
This year SSM is fielding two teams in a unique Soccer Development Program.  With games and tournament play throughout the school year (September - April) and daily practice times and training, our players benefit from the expertise of high-level coaches, the consistency of skills and tactics work, and the fun of playing every week with other elite soccer athletes.
  • Shattuck-St. Mary`s School (SSM) welcomes day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12 and post graduates.
  • Founded in 1858, SSM is one of the oldest college preparatory schools in the Midwest.SSM is located in Faribault, Minnesota 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the MSP International Airport.
  • Our 250-acre (101 hectare) campus serves approximately 482 students from 38 US states and 23 Countries. Approximately 76% of SSM students are boarding.

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  • Augsburg College
    There are so many things that set SSM apart from any other school. SSM is, to my knowledge, one of very few boarding schools in the west, and the boarding schools that are in the. . .
  • DePaul University
    The most unique aspects of Shattuck-St. Mary's School are the relationships. I only graduated a few months ago, and I am already nostalgic for the close relationships which I formed over the years.. . .
  • St. Lawrence
    One of the best parts about Shattuck is the volunteer work that we do. While it is required, fulfilling those hours is never an issue because the faculty provide so many options that are not. . .
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Shattuck-St. Mary's Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1858 1910
Campus Size 250 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 482 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1800 - 1900 -
Average ACT score 28 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Polo, Khaki pants/skirt, Grey skirt)
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $25 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,800 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,175 $28,500
Tuition international students $47,425 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,835 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsKelly DeShane
Associate Director of AdmissionsDan Moyer

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
CoursesAdvanced Algebra II, Advanced Conversation Spanish, Advanced Dance, Advanced French Language and Conversation, Advanced PreCalculus, Advanced PreConservatory Strings, Advanced Studio Art I, Advanced Studio Art II, Advanced Vocal Performance, Advanced World Literature, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Language and Composition, AP Latin, AP Literature and Composition, AP Modern European History, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 12 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Drill Team, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 16 23
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Crack Squad, Drama Club, Gold Key Club, Individual Music Instruction, Math Team, Middle School Government, Middle School Mathletes, Proctors, Prom, Robotics, Spectator, Spiritual Life, Upper School Government, Wooden Soldiers, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 17
University of Wisconsin - Madison 13
Boston College 8
University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign 8
University of Washington 8
University of Rochester (NY) 7
University of St. Thomas (MN) 7
Boston University (MA) 6
Pennsylvania State University 6
University of Minnesota - Duluth 6

School Notes

  • Shattuck-St. Mary`s School (SSM) welcomes day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12 and post graduates. Founded in 1858, SSM is one of the oldest college preparatory schools in the Midwest.SSM is located in Faribault, Minnesota 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the MSP International Airport. Our 250-acre (101 hectare) campus serves approximately 482 students from 38 US states and23 Countries. Approximately 76% of our students are boarding.
  • SSM is unique. SSM students benefit from a challenging college preparatory curriculum that blends tradition with innovation from our Centers of Excellence to our weCreate Center to our blended learning model. Our Centers of Excellence at SSM offer talented students the opportunity to pursue their personal passions in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. We currently offer these Centers of Excellence: Bioscience, Engineering, The Major, Figure Skating, Golf, Hockey, Soccer, Pre-Conservatory Music, and Vocal Performance.
  • SSM students are pursuing their dreams with drive and determination, and we welcome students who have similar aspirations.
  • LD types supported: Diagnosed Mild Learning Disabilities and ADD/ADHD
  • School accreditations: ISACS, NAIS, TABS
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