We are a progressive and open-minded co-ed boarding high school with opportunities to learn on our organic farm and beyond. Our students enjoy learning through experience in living laboratories and adventuring into the world during our many annual opportunities to travel. Scattergood is unique in that we put a strong focus on academics while also taking time to create a vibrant, supportive community. We make decisions together contributing and want to hear our students' input on policy changes like our Inclusive Housing Policy.

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Top Rankings

Scattergood Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
28 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Scattergood Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
Advanced Courses
AP courses offered through Independent Study online
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Sliding Scale Tuition and merit scholarships available. An International Student Program fee of $2000 is used to help cover assistance with visas, local airport pick-up/drop off, the facilitation of healthcare, assistance with break arrangements, banking assistance, ELL classes, and other services unique to international students.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Jenn Jansen


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Organic farm
  • Experiencial learning
  • Wireless laptop program
  • Community shared leadership
  • Work crew program
  • Extensive art program
  • Co-ed, team-oriented athletics
  • Week and month long trips
  • Community service program
  • College-admission graduation requirement
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Scattergood Friends School cost?

Scattergood Friends School's tuition is approximately $32,900 for private students.

What sports does Scattergood Friends School offer?

Scattergood Friends School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Fencing and Soccer.

What is Scattergood Friends School's ranking?

Scattergood Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Scattergood Friends School?

The application deadline for Scattergood Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $4,733 for elementary schools and $9,208 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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