Private boarding schools in Minnesota: Christian boarding school for boys & girls, college prep for middle school & high school students. IB diploma program for international students, residential education in Central Minnesota, Midwest USA.
Saint John's Preparatory School: Located 10 minutes west of St. Cloud within the 2,700 acres of woods and lakes in Collegeville, central Minnesota, 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.
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Co-ed Day & Boarding Programs 6-12th Grade Students:
We offer a US middle & high school curriculum, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, advanced placement courses, PSAT, SAT, ACT prep courses as well as a study abroad program in Austria, and English for international 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
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 417 students in grades 6-12 come from 34 states and 22 countries to pursue a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and focused development in athletics and the arts.
Through this opportunity, which we call the “Experience,” students at SSM learn, grow, thrive and often find the unexpected in themselves. Our school is known for its Centers of Excellence hockey, soccer and figure skating programs, and we also provide ESL programs for international students.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Program for Students in Grades 6-12
Core Curriculum Subjects include:
- World Languages
- Computer Science
- Fine Arts
- Advanced Placement courses
- ESL Courses for international students
- Summer Camps...
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).
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.
Situated in central South Dakota, Sunshine Bible Academy is a non-denominational, K-12 Christian school for boys and girls.
Located in the town of Miller, Hand County SD, we offer local day school educational programs for elementary school students, and a residential (boarding) school program for secondary students in Grades 9-12.
Our curriculum is based on the philosophy of Christian education that relates biblical truths to every area of learning.
Sunshine Bible Academy is accredited by the State of South Dakota Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and also a member of ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
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).
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Milwaukee
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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."