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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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1890

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
69%
Average Class Size
8 students
Advanced Courses
AP courses offered through Independent Study online
Average SAT score
1220
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

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
75%
Admissions Director
Jenn Jansen

Sports

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

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