Cotter Schools

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Cotter Schools Photo #1 - At Cotter Schools your education is not limited to 4 walls. Cotter is a place where you will be challenged to achieve your full potential, both in AND out of the classroom. At Cotter you will join a learning community that is dedicated to faith, respect and using their lives in the service of others.
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Cotter Schools Photo #1 - At Cotter Schools your education is not limited to 4 walls. Cotter is a place where you will be challenged to achieve your full potential, both in AND out of the classroom. At Cotter you will join a learning community that is dedicated to faith, respect and using their lives in the service of others.
Through our fully-unified early childhood through grade 12 learning experience, Cotter Schools advances a tradition of Catholic education in Winona, MN that began more than 110 years ago.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,600
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School Resources

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Average Class Size
18 students
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Human Geography, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP United States History, H Chemistry, H Human Biology
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki pants and collared, solid shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This number represents the tuition for a local high school student, Gr. 7-8 is $3600 and Gr. K-6 is $2600.
Admissions Director
Celia Kaiser
Admissions Associate
Tammy Hoeger
Endowment Size
$15 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic World Quest, Active Minds, Art Club, Bike Lab, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Cotter Residence Council, Creative Writing Club, Debate Team, German Club, History Day Competition, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model Legislature, Music Listening, Music Ministry, National Honor Society, Outdoor Club, Parmies, Personal Finance Decathlon, Service projects, Spanish Club, Speech Team, Student Council, The Cotter Chronicle, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Musical Theater, Show Choir

School Notes

  • We`re building on a tradition that began 110 years ago, and today we serve students from 16 months through Grade 12.
  • Cherished experiences of faith and community, excellence in education and attention to each individual student are the hallmarks of a Cotter education. From across the globe or down the street, our students represent all faiths.
  • MISSION: Cotter Schools challenges students to achieve their full potential and use their lives in the service of others.
  • BELIEFS: As a Catholic learning community, we believe:God is present in all creation.Each person is valuable and deserves respect.Education prepares peopleto build a better world.In community, everyone grows.
  • COTTER CORE VALUES:Community Faith Service Respect
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cotter Schools cost?
Cotter Schools's tuition is approximately $5,600 for private students.
What sports does Cotter Schools offer?
Cotter Schools offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Cotter Schools is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for most sports offered.
What is Cotter Schools's ranking?
Cotter Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for Cotter Schools?
The application deadline for Cotter Schools is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,600
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $7,585 for elementary schools and $13,918 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minnesota is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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