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Shattuck-St. Mary's School:
Shattuck-St Mary's (SSM) is a co-educational Episcopal Church-affiliated boarding & day school offering grades 6-12 in Faribault MN, 50 miles south of Minneapolis. Founded in 1858, the same year that Minnesota became a state, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School has built its reputation for excellence on a foundation of history, tradition and exceptional academics. Our 439 students in grades 6-12 come from 34 states and 22 countries to pursue a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.

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Our Mission:

Photo of Boarding & Day School in Southern MinnesotaAs a school community, Shattuck-St. Mary's guides young people to be strong in character, mind, body and spirit for a life of learning and service.

The Boarding Experience:
Our boarding environment provides a unique experience for all students involved in the Shattuck-St. Mary’s community. Learning to live independently, to interact in a close-knit community, and to problem-solve with a roommate are all skills that students at SSM cultivate during their time on campus.

Meeting and befriending students of different backgrounds and cultures, visiting with teachers and their families over dinner, enjoying the historic campus setting and four distinct seasons of Minnesota: all of these elements combine to create an unforgettable, character-building boarding experience.

Co-educational Day & Boarding Program for Students in Grades 6-12:


Core Curriculum Subjects include:
- Mathematics
- Science
- English
- History
- World Languages
- Computer Science
- Fine Arts
- Advanced Placement courses
- ESL Courses for international students
- Summer Camps...

Diploma Program:
To qualify for a Shattuck-St. Mary's School diploma, a student must successfully accumulate 64 credits in grades 9-12.

In addition, a student must complete his or her senior year on the Shattuck-St. Mary's campus unless study off-campus or abroad has been arranged with the approval of the Academic Committee and the Head of School.

Frequently Asked Questions:


How many SSM graduates go straight to college?
On average, about 90 percent of our graduating seniors go directly to college and 75 percent of our seniors are admitted into their first-choice college or university.

Eventually, 100 percent of our graduates attend four-year colleges and universities. Most of the students who do not go directly to college choose either to play juniors hockey or study abroad.

Is Shattuck-St. Mary's School religiously affiliated?
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Students of all denominations are accepted and are encouraged to apply. Students attend chapel during the week and Sunday service is optional for all boarding students.

Our school Chaplain will help students find nearby instruction or worship services in their own faith for weekend worship.

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Address: 1000 Shumway Avenue, Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-05-21 were from:

Nairobi, Kenya;   Wuhan / Hubei / Wuchang, China;   seoul, South Korea;   South Korea;   Minnesota;   Lusaka, Zambia;   and more.
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
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Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Minnesota and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Saint John's Preparatory School
Courses / Programs
Saint John's Preparatory School is a Benedictine, co-educational, boarding and day college preparatory school for students in Grades 6-12, with boarding options beginning in the 9th Grade.

Saint John's Prep is conveniently located 10 minutes west of St. Cloud within the 2,700 acres of woods and lakes of Saint John's University's campus in Collegeville, Stearns County, central Minnesota.

We offer a US curriculum with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, advanced placement courses, PSAT, SAT, ACT prep courses, a study abroad program in Austria, and English for international students.

Saint John's Prep is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association (ISACS). Students will find a safe and secure environment at Saint John's with full-time adult staff supervising and mentoring the students.

Girls and boys live in separate residence halls. The boys live in St. Michael Hall, located next to the academic building. Girls live in Richarda Hall at the nearby private women's college, the College of Saint Benedict. Busing is provided between the two campuses throughout the day and evening.
Co-ed Day & Boarding Programs 6-12th Grade Students:

- Day Programs for Grades 6-12
- Boarding Programs for boys and girls in Grades 9-12

- Challenging Curriculum with Middle and High School Programs
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses for PSAT, ACT and SAT
- Study Abroad Program in Austria
- ESL Program
- International Students welcome
Saint Croix High School
Courses / Programs
Located in West St. Paul, MN, St. Croix Lutheran High School is a private, college preparatory day & boarding school for grades 9-12.

International students and students from Twin Cities metro area, southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin enjoy a complete education at St. Croix. Our international program has about 60 students from 10 different countries, with on-site housing & boarding for International and long-distance American students.

The full range of academic courses and wide array of co-curricular activities accentuate the community environment at St. Croix where ninth through twelfth grade students develop in all aspects of life. Student / teacher ratio of 1:15.

Students consistently score at or above Minnesota average on ACT and SAT. 90% of students continue on to post-secondary studies. Accredited by Minnesota Non-public School Accreditation Association (MNSAA).
Co-educational College Prep School with Boarding for Students in Grades 9-12:

- English, History, Science, Math, Art, Ethics, Business, Advanced Placement Courses...

- English as a Second Language (ESL) program with a full-time international advisor to assist the needs of international students

- College & University Prep secondary education program

- ESL English Summer Camp
Cotter Schools
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Cotter High School is a Catholic boarding and day college preparatory school for Grades 7-12 located in Winona MN, just 1 hour east of Rochester.

Our boarding program caters for students in Grades 9-12. Our diverse school community includes students with a wide range of nationalities, talents and interests. Students receive an excellent education with AP and college prep courses with close attention given to their individual needs.

Cotter provides students with a challenging and supportive school environment with teachers who are passionate about teaching and assisting students. This care and enthusiasm inspires students to strive for success.

The Cotter Residence Center provides boarding for students in Grades 9-12. Our alumni include students from throughout the US, Japan, Germany, Russia, South America, France, South Africa, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Korea and China all here with one purpose: to learn in a rigorous academic environment.

Our single dorm rooms are modern, fully furnished with a sink and ample closet space. Internet support and telephone service are also available in each room. We are accredited by the the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
Co-ed Day & Boarding Programs for Middle & High School Students (Grades 7-12)

- Boarding Programs for boys and girls in Grades 9-12
- Day Programs for boys and girls in Grades 7-12

- College Preparatory Curriculum (English, math, science, social studies, foreign languages, computer science and physical education)

- Advanced Placment Courses
- College Prep Courses ACT and SAT
- English as a Second Language Program
- International students welcome
Scattergood Friends School
Courses / Programs
Located in Cedar County in southeast Iowa, Scattergood Friends School is a co-educational Quaker boarding and day school founded in 1890. We provide a college preparatory education with AP courses, SAT and ACT to students in Grades 9-12 from around the world.

Unique in our approach, we emphasize living in community and are devoted to fostering the growth of the whole person. As part of our program, we also offer an independent study program where students choose topics of interest, a laptop program, and month long trips.

Scattergood is accredited by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction as well as the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Scattergood’s unique status as a boarding school allows a students to gain experience in many areas. Students share dorms in groups of 25, hang out in the dorm or student lounge, and spend time with their roommates.

Our students come from many states and foreign countries, and from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Scattergood students have in common the desire for a quality high school education in a good community.
Boarding and Day Programs for Boys & Girls (Grades 9-12)

- Five Day and Full (including weekends) Boarding Options

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, foreign languages and athletics

- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Independent Study Program providng opportunities for students to study topics of interest
- Laptop Program
- Month-Long Trips
- International Students welcome
Youth Initiative High School
Courses / Programs
Located in Viroqua, southwest Wisconsin (45 minutes south of the city of La Crosse), Youth Initiative High School is a wonderfully unique day and boarding high school for US and international students in Grades 9-12.

With our comprehensive high school curriculum, which uses the Waldorf model, we focus on academic excellence, whole person development, student governance, initiative, personal responsibility, and creativity in all aspects of our education.

In addition to our day students, Youth Initiative has successfully boarded students from the United States, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, Colombia, and around the world.

Our school helps place students with caring and engaged host families in our community and offers unique support through our Care Group system.

On the basis of the philosophy of the Waldorf curriculum, YIHS pursues a balance of academic rigor in the humanities, sciences, and foreign languages, compassion and cooperation in social life, and creativity and excellence in the practical and fine arts.
Day & Boarding High School Programs for US & International Students in Grades 9-12:

Core subjects include:
- Humanities, English, Science, Earth Science, Math, Language, Foreign Exchanges, Music, Art

Electives & Special programs include:
- Drama and Acting, Wilderness Expeditions, Experiential Learning, Organic Foods and Nutrition, Agricultural Studies, Sports, Student Governance, Independent Studies, Apprenticeships.