Shattuck-St. Mary's School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
1000 Shumway Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
  • Shattuck-St. Mary's School (SSM) is a co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 6 through 12 and post-graduate students.
  • 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 students from across the United States and around the world.
  • In addition to a solid foundation of challenging academics, we offer opportunities for students to discover new passions and talents through our ScholarShift program.
  • Interested in learning more? Visit our website to submit an inquiry and hear from our admissions team!

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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. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Shattuck-St. Mary'sBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18581909
Campus Size250 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment449 students315 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(SSM polo and khaki pants)
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1618
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$55,300$50,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsAndrew Garlinski

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1618
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Government and Politics, Latin: Vergil, Microeconomics, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1315
SportsBasketball, Dance, Drill Team, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1723
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Arch Dance Company, Crack Squad, EDPA (Empowering Differences Promoting Awareness), Gold Key Club, Mock Trial, Players Theatre Troupe, Quiz Bowl, Student Government, The Spectator (student newspaper), Wooden Soldiers, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Orchestra, Middle & Upper School Choirs, Theater Arts, Visual Arts (painting, drawing, ceramics, photography), weCreate (makerspace with various studios), Wind Ensemble

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 201210 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities17
University of Wisconsin - Madison13
Boston College8
University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign8
University of Washington8
University of Rochester (NY)7
University of St. Thomas (MN)7
Boston University (MA)6
Pennsylvania State University6
University of Minnesota - Duluth6

School Notes

  • For students interested in one of our Centers of Excellence, please explore our website and submit a Center-specific inquiry at
  • LD types supported: Mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or ADHD and average to above average cognitive abilities
  • Shattuck-St. Mary's School accreditations: NAIS, ISACS, NAES

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