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Cotter Schools:
Located in Winona MN, one hour east of Rochester, Cotter High School is a Catholic boarding and day college preparatory school for boys and girls in grades 7-12, with boarding from 9th Grade on. Our diverse school community includes students with a wide range nationalities, talents and interests.

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Co-ed Day & Boarding Programs for Middle & High School Students (Grades 7-12)

Academics:

Photo of College Prep Boarding School in MinnesotaCotter’s academic programs challenge you in unique and creative ways to help you become intellectually competent. We believe that students learn best by actively participating in meaningful, challenging activities in a safe environment that encourages success and fosters creativity. Discover your potential at Cotter.

To meet the challenges present in today’s increasingly competitive environment, it is crucial that students take their academic future seriously. At Cotter, you’ll find the support and understanding of your teachers and coaches make a tremendous difference in your success. We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, foreign languages, computer science and pysical education.

We provide the best education we can give to our students during the time they need it most. Academic excellence creates results This past year, nearly 100 percent of Cotter’s nighth, ninth, and tenth graders passed the state required writing tests.

College Preparation Courses:

We offer intensive ACT and SAT prep courses.  We are very proud that the top 50% of ACT composite scores for the graduates of the past five years averaged at the 88th percentile nationally.

Advanced Placment Courses:
AP courses include Linear Algebra,  Human Biology, Honors Spanish 6, Honors Spanish 5, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Physics 2, Honors Physics 1, Honors Microeconomics, Honors Chemistry, Electronics/ Robotics, Computer Programming, Java Computer Programming C++, AP US History, AP Literature & Composition, AP Language & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB.

Athletics:
Cotter’s co-curricular program provides students with positive and enjoyable experiences that developImage of College Prep Boarding School in Minnesota the ideals of leadership, physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior. These activities are about so much more than simply “winning.”

Over the years, Cotter athletic teams have enjoyed much success. More importantly, our teams have played a critical role in the formation of character. Character matters. Perhaps now more than ever, it is critical for young people to learn how to work hard and become disciplined, fair, honest, team minded, and humble.

Good character may help win games, but it will also help in the long run to develop into responsible adults, who have meaningful friendships, self-confidence, and a sense of civic responsibility. Athletics and life are connected because good character matters to both.

Cotter’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center, with its wide variety of aerobic and strength equipment, allows both serious and recreational student-athletes to workout with their friends and teammates in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere.

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Address: Winina, 1115 West Broadway Street, Rochester, Minnesota , USA
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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
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Milwaukee
Courses / Programs
Located in Delafield, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy (SJNMA) is a premier boarding and day school for boys in Grades 7 through 12.

Our culture allows cadets to take advantage of a unique learning community where leadership principles permeate Academy life. SJNMA is founded on time honored values and traditions such as honesty, integrity, duty, honor and country.

Since 1884, the school has been developing the minds and shaping the character of young men from around the country and around the world, many of whom have gone on to achieve great success.

Our faculty and staff believe in the development of the mind, body and spirit of each individual -- the Academy provides the training ground for young men to "Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard."
Boarding & Day Programs for Boys in Grades 7-12:

- Middle School (7-8 Grade)
- High School (9-12 Grade)

Courses include:

- Advanced Placement Classes
- English
- Reading
- Math
- Life Science
- Geography
- Aviation Science
- Pipe Band
- Marching, Concert and Pep Band...
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
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 Iowa and acrossthe 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.
The International School of Minnesota
Courses / Programs
• Shape your child’s summer experience this year with a Summer Adventure Camp in the heart of Minnesota!

• The International School of Minnesota (ISM) provides an activity-based summer camp for students from preschool through to Grade 9.

• Our school is nestled in a beautiful, wooded area in Eden Prairie MN, less than 30 minutes south-west of Minneapolis. 

• Available over 9 weeks, participants are welcome to attend our summer camp for 1 week or several weeks. Full-day programs and half-day programs are available.

• Your child or teenager will have the opportunity to have daily Spanish or French language classes, depending on which week they attend.

• Split into 3 age groups, ISM's Summer Adventure Camp keeps our kids engaged and delighted, with fun activities and learning going hand-in-hand.

• Tailor this flexible summer program to your child’s special interests and your family’s schedule.

• Your camper will explore and learn with kids their own age in engaging programs designed by educational experts.

• The daily language classes inspire an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, expand campers’ experiences and prepare them to be successful world citizens.

• Experienced, energetic counselors and specialists guide campers as they explore the wonder of culture around the world and here at home.

• Established in Minnesota in 1985, ISM is part of the SABIS School Network, a worldwide educational organization recognized for its proven global curriculum built over 127 years.
9-week Summer Adventure Camp:
- For boys & girls from Preschool - Grade 9

Explorers Camp:
• Ages 3½ / entering Grade 1
• Half-day or full-day program
• Spanish or French classes

Pioneers Camp:
• For students entering Grades 2-6
• Half-day, afternoon, or full-day programs
• Spanish or French classes
• Can take part in all camp activities, plus optional Adventure Afternoon activities

Counselors in Training (CIT) Camp:
• For students entering Grades 7-9
• Gives campers a feel for what it takes to be a counselor, while still participate in all camp activities
North Cedar Academy
Courses / Programs
With a beautiful and safe location in the Wisconsin Northwoods, North Cedar Academy (NCA) is a dual-enrolment private boarding high school for U.S. and international students in Grades 9-12.

Students graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC). All of our courses are taught at Advanced Placement (AP) or college level.

Our collegiate high school is situated on ninety-six acres along the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. We aim to provide motivated and committed students with a unique and innovative educational experience.
Boarding High School for Grades 9-12

We offer a full dual-credit program with students graduating with:

- A high school diploma

- An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC)
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