Scattergood Friends School

  • 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

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1890

Student Body

Total Students28 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Scattergood Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Advanced CoursesAP courses offered through Independent Study online
Average SAT score1220
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,900
Tuition NotesSliding 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 DirectorJenn Jansen


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Fencing, SoccerBasketballFencing,

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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