Cotter Schools - Review #1

Read more details about Cotter Schools on their 2018-19 profile page.
Cotter Schools
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About the Author:

College EnrolledWinona state university
Home Town, State Fountain city, WI
Years Attended Boarding School4
Activities During Boarding SchoolThroughout high school I participated in football, soccer, co-op hockey, and co-op lacrosse. I was the captain of the co-op hockey team my senior year.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 above and beyond to help make sure students were learning and keeping up.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
My high school days at Cotter were some of the greatest in my life. It was where I found out what I wanted to pursue as my career, how I met my best friends and made life long connections around the be world. As a traditional day student I learned to speak a second language fluently throughout my time at Cotter. I must say that Cotter supports internal growth in every way. You learn to become one as a community at Cotter.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Get involved right away. I wish I would have joined more organizations and clubs as a freshman.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
My favorite part about Cotter high school was the unforgettable memories made with my friends at school each and every day.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I think the best advice I can give to a perspective student is to get to know your teachers. They all have unique stories that can teach many life lessons.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics were amazing at Cotter. When I started college I didn’t know what to expect, but after studying at Cotter, I was perfectly prepared for college. I loved the care each teacher showed for their students and their job.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletics at Cotter are plentiful, but struggle to stay competitive in certain sports. Overall, athletics are for the fun of it and the good times with your friends and if you want to make memories while playing sports you’ll be right at home at Cotter.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Truthfully, I didn’t participate in any of these throughout high school, but I have only heard good things about the fine arts programs at Cotter.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
My favorite part of the extra-curriculars at Cotter were the sports, but the possibilities were endless. There were plenty of clubs and organizations and tons of ways to get out in the community and become a part of the community.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
When I went to visit my friends at the dorms in high school I was met with friendly staff and a fun place to hangout. The dorms at Cotter were always a fun place to meet new students and learn about cultures from around the world.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining options at Cotter were very good. They offered many options to accommodate for many cultures represented at the school.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Winona is a quiet town, but it's home to all sorts of students. Pre-k to college and everything in between is what you will find in Winona. The town is quiet and safe which promotes the learning environment.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life during high school at Cotter was very typical. Friend groups formed and you had go to people to count on and look forward to seeing each day which was nice.
Read more details about Cotter Schools on their 2018-19 profile page.

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  • 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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