Hello! Thank you for your interest in Shattuck-St. Mary’s School.
Since arriving at Shattuck-St Mary’s, I have had the opportunity to observe, up close and on a very intimate level, this wonderful school – the broad range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities – our incredibly talented and diverse student body being taught by world class faculty — all on an awe-inspiring campus that covers more than 250 acres. It is no wonder that during our graduation address this past spring, one student commented that she “cannot imagine what her life would be like without having been at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.” It goes without saying that Shattuck-St. Mary’s offers an experience that is truly transforming. This year we opened our doors with 440 students representing 31 countries and 41 states.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s honors the trust that parents place in us and embraces that responsibility as we prepare students to live and compete in a very complex and shrinking world. Whether you are considering Shattuck-St. Mary’s for one of our ten Centers of Excellence in academics, the arts or athletics – or are interested in a broad range of curricular and co-curricular offerings intentionally designed to explore and expand horizons, we are dedicated to supporting each student’s passion to pursue individual excellence. During their years here, students will find a family-like environment grounded with an appropriate amount of challenge and support, filled in by celebrations of their achievements.
Each year we receive applications from more students than we can enroll, thus admission to Shattuck-St. Mary’s is competitive. Therefore, I encourage families to begin the application process in the fall of the year prior to admission.
Hopefully, the value of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s experience is apparent throughout this website. While our website offers a glimpse into what life and learning at Shattuck-St. Mary’s is really like, it should not be a substitute for a visit to our campus, which will give you the most accurate sense of our vibrant community. I would love to show you why SSM might be the place that allows your student to learn, develop, and grow into the young adults they are meant to be.
As the Admissions Office can be of assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We can be reached by calling 507-333-1618 or by clicking on the “Request Information” button located on the right side of this page.
I wish you all the best in this important search.
Jesse W. Fortney, Director of Admissions
Statement of Non-Discrimination
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 or financial aid programs, the administration of its educational, athletic, or other school programs, or its employment practices.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is an Episcopal School. Its religious affiliation reaches back to the founding of the School by missionary priest, the Rev. James Lloyd Breck, in 1858. Consistent with the Episcopal ethos, the School has a fundamental commitment to be an inclusive community grounded in respect for each of its members. The religious pluralism of this community gives the School the opportunity and responsibility to foster the religious and spiritual formation of students from a variety of religious backgrounds.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is committed to creating and fostering an environment that is welcoming and respectful of people from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to representing and growing with the increasingly diverse world in which we live. Further, we promote our community’s active interest in and celebration of diversity. This goal is directly related to creating quality and well-rounded programs for our students and our entire community. Sharing knowledge and interpretations of our limitless expanding world with people of different experiences broadens and strengthens each individual’s capacity for growth. Diversity increases the breadth and depth of education and is crucial to a full understanding of ourselves and the world around us. A commitment to diversity includes opportunities for honest and open reflection; it is a commitment to the process of becoming more fully human, and to encouraging the unlimited potential of each individual.