Cotter Schools

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12

Student Body

Total Students336 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Cotter Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 CodeCasual
(Collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorWill Gibson
Admissions AssociateLinda 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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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $4,393 for elementary schools and $12,061 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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