Cotter is a diverse Catholic School community of faith, scholarship and service.
Cotter is a Catholic day and boarding college preparatory school.
Our diverse school community includes students with wide ranging talents and interests.
Cotter faculty and staff assist students of all abilities as they strive to achieve their personal best.
Students receive an excellent education 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 become young men and woman of character.
This care and enthusiasm inspires students to strive for success.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 336 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Cotter Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
336 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Cotter Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Environmental Science, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP US History, Computer Programming C++, Computer Programming Java, Electronics/ Robotics, Honors Chemistry, Honors Microeconomics, Honors Physics 1, Honors Physics 2, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Spanish 5, Honors Spanish 6, Human Biology, Linear Algebra
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Collared shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Will Gibson
Admissions Associate
Linda Schrupp

School Notes

  • Cotter is a Catholic School community promoting excellence through prayer, learning, and service. Cotter is a Catholic day and boarding college preparatory school. Our diverse school community includes students with a wide range of talents and interests. Cotter faculty and staff assist students of all abilities as they strive to achieve their personal best. Students receive an excellent education 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 become young men and woman of character. This care and enthusiasm inspires students to strive for success.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 336 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $6,765 for elementary schools and $11,927 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minnesota is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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