Cotter Schools - Review #2

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About the Author:

College EnrolledCollege of St. Benedict
Home Town, State Wabasha, MN
Years Attended Boarding School4
Activities During Boarding SchoolTrack Cross Country Downhill Ski Team Band Field Show Section Leader CCMP Many Theater Productions

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I feel that Cotter was unique against other boarding schools because it had both traditional day students and boarding students. Many students in my class would “adopt” a student to have to family gatherings and many gained American families from that.Because of my time at Cotter I decided to pursue international business and study abroad in Spain. I continue to travel and visit some of the friends I made at cotter.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I met people from all over the world and it showed me that the world is bigger than one city. I have since been to many different countries.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Be open to meeting new people.there are many people from all over the world!
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked the life expierence and world view that I gained from it. It was a great 4 years!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Check out the view of the school from the skyway over the road! It awesome during the winter it feels like a snow globe.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Many different classes available, varying difficulties and AP classes. College level availability of most courses.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletics program was huge at cotter with many traditional and boarding students participating. Other athletic clubs such as kayak club were also fun and different.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Mr. Ruckers, the theater director is awesome! Large participation from students of all backgrounds. Newly re-done theater in the last year.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
CCMP-cross cultural ministry project gave many students including myself the opportunity to immerse ourselves in other cultures for a week and included many hours of volunteer service!

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I didn’t live in the dorms, but attended many meals with the students.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Dining was professionally catered and was delicious. Many options to choose form.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Even though Winona is a college town, it is a very beautiful and historic town with many opportunities to do a explore new things.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
There was always planned activities for students to participate in from socials, to sporting events, to dances.
Read more details about Cotter Schools on their 2019-20 profile page.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Cotter Schools Alumni #1
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Winona state university
    What made Cotter truly unique was the staff. Each day I walked into school I was met with friendly faces and a warm sense of community. The teaching staff at Cotter High School truly went. . .
  • Cotter Schools Alumni #2
    Class of 2011
    5 Stars  
    College of St. Benedict
    I feel that Cotter was unique against other boarding schools because it had both traditional day students and boarding students. Many students in my class would “adopt” a student to have to family gatherings and. . .
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