Shattuck-St. Mary's School

Shattuck-St. Mary's School (SSM) is a co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 6 through 12 and post-graduate students.
Founded in 1858, SSM is one of the oldest college preparatory schools in the Midwest.SSM is located in Faribault, Minnesota 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the MSP International Airport. Our 250-acre (101 hectare) campus serves students from across the United States and around the world.
In addition to a solid foundation of challenging academics, we offer opportunities for students to discover new passions and talents through our ScholarShift program.
Interested in learning more? Visit our website to submit an inquiry and hear from our admissions team!

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild to moderate learning disabilities and/or ADHD and average to above average cognitive abilities
Year Founded1858

Student Body

Total Students408 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Shattuck-St. Mary's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Latin: Vergil, Microeconomics, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, United States Government and Politics
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(SSM polo and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$55,000
Tuition NotesDomestic Day Tuition: $36,750 Domestic Boarding Tuition: $55,000 International Boarding Tuition: $57,500
Admissions DirectorAndrew Garlinski


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Dance, Drill Team, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
DanceDrill Team,
Figure SkatingGolf,
Ice HockeyIndoor Soccer,
Intramural Sports OnlyLacrosse,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Arch Dance Company, EDPA (Empowering Differences Promoting Awareness), Gold Key Club, Mathletes, Mock Trial, Players Theatre Troupe, Quiz Bowl, Student Government, The Spectator (student newspaper), Wooden Soldiers, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Orchestra, Middle & Upper School Choirs, Theater Arts, Visual Arts (painting, drawing, ceramics, photography), weCreate (makerspace with various studios), Wind Ensemble

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