Cotter Schools, a private, independent, Catholic school located in Winona, Minnesota, USA, comprises Cotter Junior High and Cotter High School. We serve motivated and engaged students in grades 5 through 12, beginning in the fall of 2020. Over 500 students from the city of Winona, the towns surrounding Winona, and from over 14 countries around the world engage in rigorous academic study, faith-centered experiences, and personally enriching athletic and arts activities - all with one goal in mind: that each student discovers and develop his or her fullest potential!
Cotter Schools is a private, independent, coeducational school in Winona, Minnesota, guided by Catholic beliefs and values since 1911. As an international learning community, serving grades 7-12, we hold our students to the highest academic standards and challenge each of them to develop their full potential academically, physically, spiritually, and socially. We believe in all persons' intrinsic goodness and strive to model the values of faith, service, and community as we encourage and support our students to become more than they can imagine.
Cotter Schools, located in Winona, Minnesota, USA, comprises Cotter Junior High and Cotter High School. We serve motivated and engaged students in grades 5 through 12. We offer both a day student program and a residential/boarding student program. Over 500 students from the city of Winona, the towns surrounding Winona, and from over 14 countries around the world engage in rigorous academic study, faith-centered experiences, and personally enriching athletic and arts activities - all with one goal in mind: that each student discovers and develop his or her fullest potential!
At Cotter Schools, we are committed to providing a positive learning environment where all students can develop to their full potential. Our goal is to know each student and provide each student with what they need to grow academically, spiritually, emotionally, and co-curricular. In uniquely tailoring the educational experience to meet the student's needs, we allow each student the opportunity to rise to his or her potential.
As a college-preparatory school, our teachers challenge students to master content and skills that will allow them to be successful in their post-secondary pursuits and contribute positively to their communities and the world around them. Grounded in our faith traditions, Cotter Schools provides opportunities for students to develop a capacity for belief in God and an appreciation of cultural and religious diversity.
We hold students to high academic standards, and we require them to apply what they have learned to new situations. We seek to provide an interdisciplinary, liberal arts education, stressing the importance of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, that prepares the students to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.
Our curriculum includes numerous honors, AP, PACC, and PLTW courses that allow students exposure to a more rigorous curriculum and the potential for earning college credit. We consistently score above the state and national averages on the ACT and SATs. Over 98% of our students go on to college, attending some of the country's best schools. Students can access academic supports when needed to ensure success in whatever classes and experiences they choose at Cotter. At Cotter Schools, each student is known, supported, and respected for who they are. It is our privilege to help them develop into whom they will become.