Shattuck-St. Mary’s has two academic divisions - grades 6-9 and grades 10-12. In addition, each year the School typically has a small number of post-graduate students who have chosen to spend an extra year at Shattuck-St. Mary’s before transitioning to college. With an average class size of 14, our students benefit from one-on-one attention, small-class discussion and reflection, and the opportunity to delve deeply into any subject. The curriculum includes Advanced Placement courses in 16 distinct subject areas. Online learning is also offered in a variety of subjects under the close supervision of faculty. The rigorous and engaging Upper School course curriculum prepares our students for entrance into some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.
Our Academic Centers of Excellence include the Honors Program, the BioScience Program and the Center for Academic Achievement. All three programs have additional applications that are required for participation. The Honors Program allows a select group of highly motivated grade 10-12 students to accelerate their studies and focus on areas of specialized interest. The BioScience Program is designed to connect students interested in the medical and bioscience fields to the rich resources in Minnesota’s “medical alley.” Our Center for Academic Achievement provides support, resources and instruction for students with mild learning differences.
Almost all of our faculty members live on campus, many working as dorm parents, providing a rewarding mentor relationship, insight and supervision to our boarding students. The close-knit community of engaged individuals leads to strong, enduring friendships, fosters an environment of acceptance, and a true sense of shared experience. Our international students, hailing from 20 countries, helps our school community develop a greater understanding of the world.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School community, with its strong commitment to protecting human rights and dignity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin in its admissions and scholarship programs, the administration of its educational, athletic, or other school programs, or its employment practices.