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Shattuck St Mary's School

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1240
Address: 1000 Shumway Ave, Faribault, MN 55021, USA
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Description Shattuck St Mary's School

  • Shattuck St. Mary's School was founded in 1858
  • Location of Shattuck St Mary's School: Mr. Faribo, Minnesota, USA
  • Age of students at Shattuck St Mary's School: 14-18 years
  • Total number of pupils: 443 (322 in full board, 28% of students are foreign students from 31 countries of the world)
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (boarding house)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Shattuck St Mary's School is a well-known American boarding school. It differs not only in a serious, balanced and intensive academic program, but also with a special emphasis on the creative and sporting development of its pupils: creative teams and sports teams are considered to be among the strongest in the country.

The school was founded in 1858 as the Episcopal Missionary School (worked primarily as a military academy), and its current name - Shattuck St Mary's School - was received already in 1864 in honor of the Boston philanthropist and philanthropist. George Cheyne Shattuck. Around the same years, in the town of Faribo, where the campus is now located, a women's school began its work. Mary's Hall James School, and in 1972 they were all merged into a single institution, and received the name Shattuck St Mary's School. Today the building of St. Mary's is intended for students in grades 6-8, while in Shattuck high school students (grades 9-12) study.

All students of Shattuck St Mary's School are very persistent and motivated: they are in a constant competition, which prepares them for life in the modern community, for a successful and rapid career, for fighting for a place in the best universities. But at the same time, students constantly feel the care and attention of school personnel, educators and teachers: they are always ready to support in any new undertaking, to cheer up and give valuable advice.

For foreign students, the school has a special program for preparation and adaptation of Global Education, which works in conjunction with intensive English courses ESL (English as a second language).

Separately it is worth noting the fact that it was Shattuck St Mary's School that became one of the first private schools in the USA where students were able to offer professional training in figure skating and other sports (for example, hockey, track and field athletics). For the figure skating department, Diane Ronine answers: she used to work as a director at the Colorado Springs World Arena, the world-famous training center where the best skaters of the world were trained (including American champion Ryan Juncke).

They strive to maximize the unique abilities and thinking skills of students, to develop independent and creative thinking. Mixed education helps to most clearly and fully manifest the abilities of each class, to quickly learn information: the strong help laggards and serve as motivation for continuous improvement. Theoretical classes, lectures and class seminars alternate with discussions, laboratory work and design, research, and online education to achieve maximum results.

In addition to the standard American program AP (Advanced Placement, 16-20 destinations), Shattuck St Mary's School also operates other courses for gifted, successful students:

  • Honors Program: an accelerated program with distinction is taught to students in grades 10-12 who want to focus on specific areas of knowledge and sciences
  • BioScience Program: an intensive and advanced course in biological sciences will perfectly suit students who plan to study at the university on the programs of natural sciences and medicine of all directions (Minnesota Medical Alley is actively used). Students have the opportunity to participate in modern scientific and innovative research in laboratories, to practice at a local hospital under the guidance of an experienced doctor, to attend thematic lectures of neighboring colleges. Biology in general is considered one of the flagship, the most powerful academic directions in the school
  • Engineering Program: active study of exact and engineering sciences with a large number of practical exercises, solving modern scientific problems. Mechanics, electrical engineering, computer science, construction - all this is studied in a variety of workshops, scientific research and seminars are conducted with the best specialists of the region. This is an ideal choice if in the future the student claims a place in a prestigious profile university: MIT, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue University.
  • The Center for Academic Achievement, which helps children with learning difficulties more easily and more efficiently, quickly learn the curriculum and keep up with their peers. Special programs are designed for students with attention disorders.

These programs are taught in the so-called Academic Centers of Excellence - many pupils of not only the USA, but also the world dream of getting into them. It is very difficult to study here, but the results are stunning, far exceeding the national average. The school actively develops various platforms for distance learning, introduces elements of online studies, special e-courses, lectures, resources and books, teaching aids into the courses.

In each class, usually 11 people study, the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 8.5.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Shattuck St Mary's School

Program name
from 57 500 $ / year

Middle classes (grades 6-9)

The secondary school program includes studying a wide range of basic, basic, fundamental academic subjects, mastering the array of knowledge for the school curriculum, approved by the US Department of Education.

To assess the progress of students, the credit system is used. In total, each student must earn at least 61 credits: 1 loan is offered for a subject that is studied throughout the semester, and 3 credits for a discipline calculated for 1 academic year. Main educational directions:

  • English language - 12 credits
  • Natural Sciences - 9 credits
  • Mathematics - 9 credits
  • Foreign languages ​​- 9 credits (for each language that is studied for 3 consecutive years and more)
  • History - 9 credits
  • Elective subjects (electives) - 8 credits
  • Performing and visual arts - 1 credit for each year of study
  • Fundamentals of religion - 1 credit.

Also, students are offered even more complex, thorough curricula, for which it is necessary to demonstrate a particularly high level of knowledge and achievement: Honors Program, BioScience Program, Global Education Program.

At school, online education, distance learning of subjects and additional educational literature is very developed.

The cost of schooling depends on several factors (the price is for 1 person for 1 academic year = 2 semesters):

  • main program with accommodation on campus = 51,250 $
  • main program with accommodation in a host family = $ 34,825 $
  • EFL courses for foreign students = 5,000 $ / 3 weeks (including accommodation and meals, a round trip, a leisure and extra-curricular program).

Advanced Placement (AP)

A complex two-year program of the American standard, designed for high school students who plan to enter the best universities in the United States.

The selected subjects are studied at a deep, thorough level: usually students choose those directions and disciplines, the study of which they plan to continue at the chosen faculty of the priority university. You can choose subjects from the following extensive list covering practically all areas of knowledge and sciences:

  • Government and US policy
  • English language and composition
  • Biology
  • Spanish
  • History of the USA
  • Physics
  • Mathematical analysis (AB and BC levels)
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Economy
  • History of modern Europe
  • French
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Studio art
  • Psychology.

The cost of schooling depends on several factors (the price is for 1 person for 1 academic year = 2 semesters):

  • main program with accommodation on campus = 51,250 $
  • main program with accommodation in a host family = 34,825 $
  • EFL courses for foreign students = 5,000 $ / 3 weeks (including accommodation and meals, a round trip, a leisure and extra-curricular program).
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from 10 900 $ / 3 weeks

Summer course of figure skating

A three-week summer course for students who are interested in figure skating and wish to progress in this beautiful sport at the level of professional athletes. The content of the summer program includes:

  • Free, individual style (practicing the development and execution of their own elements, personal consultations and instructions of professional coaches)
  • Basic movements on ice: direction of blades, turns and movements, well-coordinated work of legs in different styles and elements
  • Exercises for the development of speed, strength and endurance, aerobic and anaerobic loads
  • The correct technique of rotation and jumping
  • Development of musical and theatrical abilities, creativity
  • Weekly statements to the commission of teachers and trainers, analysis of successes, progress and correction of mistakes
  • Record of workouts and speeches on the video - a full analysis of the work of each student
  • Presentations, lectures, seminars and master classes from the best teachers and athletes: motivation, training techniques and rules for rest, relaxation and recovery, the principles of healthy living, preparation for competitions, the technique of "vintage skating"
  • Training of movements and jumps in the gym, not on ice
  • Development of plastic and choreographic skills, stretching exercises.

The cost of the summer program is 3,300 $ / 3 weeks (including tuition, accommodation and meals at the boarding house, a leisure program).

Accommodation, housing and food

On campus for students, comfortable residences are built: they offer fully furnished rooms for 1-4 people, cozy common living rooms with soft furniture, TV and DVD, table games. Boys and girls are provided with separate houses; Together with the students there live school staff, teachers and educators: they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, help solve any problems, provide security and comfort to students around the clock.

Board meals are organized in a spacious, bright school cafeteria: students gather here thrice a day, enjoying the nutritious, delicious and mouth-watering dishes that are developed for them by a team of professional chefs.

The school has a 24-hour medical office, where a qualified nurse is on duty, you can call a therapist or doctor in any direction.

In addition, foreign students are available to stay in the host family - for details, you can contact your manager. All families are carefully selected and constantly monitored, supervised by school staff, and many of them have been working with the institution for many years.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : American Sign Language, art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, economics, English, English literature, Environmental science, French, history, History of europe, Latin language, mathematical analysis, maths, Natural Sciences, physics, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, statistics, Studio art, US policy and government,  History of america

Events Shattuck St Mary's School

For the students during the off-hour hours, the doors of numerous clubs and sections on interests are open - everyone can find an occupation for themselves, show their talents and abilities, find like-minded people:

  • Spanish Club
  • Dramatic art and theater
  • Issue of the school yearbook, journal and newspaper
  • Computer Club
  • Ceramics and sculpture
  • Studio portrait
  • Ecology
  • The photo
  • Art studio, drawing and painting
  • School of Music
  • Choreographic School
  • Singing in the choir and much more.

Music classes are very in demand - at school works:

  • single large orchestra;
  • brass band;
  • string chamber orchestra;
  • classes on guitar, piano and other instruments;
  • Private lessons with teachers and master classes with famous performers and musicians.

Successful, talented students in the school get the opportunity to reach a completely different level, close to professional. School collectives are known throughout the country: the Players' Theater troupe, the Elements of Sound vocal ensemble, the chamber brass band and the all-school orchestra Counterpoints, the dance company Arch Dance Company. The school employs both local educators (many of whom live on campus), and several invited specialists, often giving lectures, master classes and presentations from renowned professionals. For example, 8-12 times a year professional theater performances from the Fesler-Lampert Performing Arts Series come to the campus, free concerts of orchestras and music groups (genres from folk and blues to classical music), dance performances. A variety of events, concerts and performances can be visited in Minneapolis as well: the Walker Art Center, the Minnesota Opera opera, concerts of the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, Theater Guthrie Theater and others.

The sports facilities of the campus are also diverse - according to this indicator the school is deservedly considered one of the best in the US:

  • fencing;
  • football;
  • hockey;
  • figure skating;
  • golf;
  • Ultimate Frisbee;
  • lacrosse;
  • tennis (mostly large);
  • power training;
  • general fitness;
  • aerobics

Separately it is worth noting the Center of Excellence, which trains the best of the best, representing the honor of the school in national and international competitions. For example, a school hockey team is considered one of the best in the country - and getting into it is not easy: there are many who want to, and the requirements are very high.


  • According to 2019 information, the average SAT score is 1240, and the average ACT score is 27.

Equipment Shattuck St Mary's School

The school is located in the small town of Faribo, Minnesota, USA: The nearest airport (Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is about 50 minutes from the campus, between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul (as its name suggests).

The campus boasts excellent technical equipment and infrastructure, made with the latest technology. Students are offered all opportunities for any classes - educational and extracurricular:

  • Two artificial ice arenas for hockey (indoor) and figure skating
  • The 18-hole golf course - it was designed and built by the famous special architect Garrett Gill in 1998
  • Football fields, including one indoor field under the dome
  • 2 spacious, multifunctional gymnasiums
  • A large fitness center with a modern fitness area
  • 6 tennis courts
  • Great Center for the Arts Newhall Auditorium
  • Music School Dobbin Music Center with numerous rehearsal studios
  • Choreographic studios
  • Studio for potters, ceramics and sculpture
  • A separate rehearsal room for vocalists with amazing acoustics - Vocal Music Rehearsal Hall
  • Modern computer classes with the latest PCs, where software is constantly updated
  • Sound recording studio with professional equipment
  • Own music library
  • Studio of acting and drama.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of schooling depends on several factors (the price is for 1 person for 1 academic year = 2 semesters):

  • main program with accommodation on campus = 51,250 $
  • main program with accommodation in a host family = 34,825 $
  • EFL courses for foreign students = 5,000 $  /3 weeks (including accommodation and meals, a round trip, a leisure and extra-curricular program).

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = 125 $
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional): music school, hockey, football, figure skating, golf, BioScience program = 3,500 $ - 6,500 $ / academic year (depending on the direction)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • School Uniforms
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents = from 200 $
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy) = from 160 $ .

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course)
  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 USD
  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials 600 USD
  • Uniform 600 USD
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance 3000 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

School applicants should provide the results of language testing (TOEFL or IELTS), proving a sufficiently high level of English, a report card with grades and characteristics from a previous school.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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