Shattuck-St. Mary's School

1000 Shumway Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
Founded in 1858, Shattuck-St. Mary's School is one of the oldest college preparatory schools in the Midwest.
Shattuck-St. Mary's School is a co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 6 through 12 and post-graduate students.
With our innovative curriculum that includes our ScholarShift program, weCreate Center, and nine Centers of Excellence, and with the finest teachers, mentors and coaches, our school has so much to offer students as they prepare for-and build-their own exceptional futures.
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!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Shattuck-St. Mary's School ranks among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 94 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Shattuck-St. Mary's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1858
1906
Campus Size
250 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
399 students
320 students
% Students of Color
33%
25%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
SSM polo and khaki pants
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,000
(Domestic (US & Canada) Boarding Student Tuition)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,000
(Domestic (US & Canada) Day Student Tuition)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$73,000
$55,985
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Director of Admissions
Andrew Garlinski

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Latin, Microeconomics, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, United States Government and Politics

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
25
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Arch Dance Company, BioScience Center of Excellence, EDPA (Empowering Differences Promoting Awareness), Engineering Center of Excellence, Figure Skating Center of Excellence, Gold Key Club, Golf Center of Excellence, Hockey Center of Excellence, Players Theatre Troupe, Quiz Bowl, Soccer Center of Excellence, Student Government, The Major Center of Excellence, The Spectator (student newspaper), Wooden Soldiers, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Orchestra, Middle & Upper School Choirs, Pre-Conservatory Center of Excellence, Theater Arts, Visual Arts (painting, drawing, ceramics, photography), Vocal Performance Center of Excellence, weCreate (makerspace with various studios), Wind Ensemble

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

  • For students interested in one of our specific Centers of Excellence or interested in General Enrollment, please explore our website and submit an inquiry at https://www.s-sm.org/admissions. For those looking for more informaiton, please review and submit a request for more information. 
  • Shattuck-St. Mary's School accreditations: NAIS, ISACS, NAES
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Shattuck-St. Mary's School cost?
Shattuck-St. Mary's School's tuition is approximately $62,000 for boarding students and $42,000 for day students.
What sports does Shattuck-St. Mary's School offer?
Shattuck-St. Mary's School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Intramural Sports Only, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is Shattuck-St. Mary's School's ranking?
Shattuck-St. Mary's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large student body (number of students) and Small average class sizes.
When is the application deadline for Shattuck-St. Mary's School?
The application deadline for Shattuck-St. Mary's School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2012
5.00
Wheaton College
I had initially looked into SSM because of the school's ability to combine their strong athletic programs with challenging academics courses. After my first visit to campus, I was in awe of the environment and. . .

Class of 2000
5.00
University of Minnesota-Duluth
The Shattuck-St. Mary's School experience was unique in that the class sizes and pedagogy allowed students to discover how we each learn best as individuals, and then are empowered to grow our individual academic skills. . .

Class of 2010
5.00
Mount Holyoke College
The underclassmen 6th-9th graders lived at the middle school (very convenient for class) and we were required to do volunteer work throughout the summer. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 399 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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