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Leadership By Example

Culver provides the best whole person education in the country and is the only college preparatory boarding school and summer camp offering an intentional and differentiated leadership program for its young women and young men. Students do not merely attend Culver; rather, they create a community through leadership, developing relationships that last a lifetime. Culver excellence is enhanced by legions of loyal alumni who provide unprecedented and innovative resources. When thoughtful educators discuss the qualities necessary for success in today’s world, they end up describing Culver. John Buxton, Head of Schools


At a

Glance Founded 1894

Culver Military Academy

1902

Summer Schools & Camps

1971

Culver Girls Academy

Detroit

Chicago

Culver, Indiana,

Culver St. Louis

Indianapolis

Located on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in

Cincinnati

2 hours north of Indianapolis; 2 hours southeast of Chicago.


Students They come from • • • • • • • • •

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia Hawaii

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• Brazil • Canada • China • Columbia • Denmark • Guatemala • Honduras • Hong Kong • India • Italy • Japan • Kazakhstan • Lithuania • Malaysia

• • • • • • • • •

Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts

41 states

• Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Nebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New York

countries • Mexico • Nigeria • Russia • Saudi Arabia • Somalia • South Korea • Spain • Sweeden • Switzerland • Taiwan • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • Venezuela • Vietnam

Eager Distinct Ambitious

• North Carolina • Ohio • Oklahoma • Pennsylvania • South Carolina • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Vermont

• Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming


In 2014 - 2015, total enrollment is with a retention rate

95%

42%

are female

827

58% are male

92%

live on campus as boarding students

21%

of the student body is international


Admissions

Talented Qualified Diverse

Tuition/Room & Board is

$44,500

2015 - 2016

$10.7million

in merit and financial aid with an average award of

$27,000

48

%

of students benefit from some type of merit or financial aid award


For a complete list, visit

culver.org/matriculation

Over the last 5 years

100%

matriculation

to some of the best schools in the country:

• Boston University • Carnegie Mellon University • Case Western Reserve University • Columbia University • Dartmouth College • Davidson College • Duke University • Furman University • George Washington University • Harvard University • Indiana University • Miami University • New York University • Northwestern University • Northeastern University • Princeton University • Purdue University

• Rhodes College • Stanford University • University of California/Berkeley • University of California/Los Angeles • U.S. Coast Guard Academy • U.S. Air Force Academy • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy • U.S. Military Academy • U.S. Naval Academy • University of Chicago • University of Michigan • University of Notre Dame • University of Pennsylvania • University of Southern California • Vanderbilt University • Washington University • Yale University

Graduates

Successful Prepared Leaders


Academics

Challenging average class Innovative size of Elite

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8:1

student-teacher ratio

570 AP exams taken in 2014 average AP exam score of 3.9 compared to the national average of 3.0

99

faculty members, of which:

72% hold a master’s degree 13 hold a Ph.D. been at Culver for 72 have 10 or more years


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Advanced Placement classes • Biology • Calculus AB • Calculus BC • Chemistry • Chinese • Computer Science • Comparative Government & Politics • Macro Economics

7 329

• Micro Economics • English Language • English Literature • Environmental Science • European History • French Language • German Language • U.S. Government & Politics

• Latin • Music Theory • Physics 1 • Physics C • Spanish Language • Statistics • US History • World History

“High Challenge, High Support” • Academic Advising • Peer Coaches focus areas:

• Block Scheduling • Tutorials • College Advising • The Writing Center • Mentor/Mentee Program

faculty interns since 1984

Each year 12 recent college graduates experience boarding school life by teaching, coaching, and living in the dorms/units. Many have gone on to careers in boarding school education, including at Culver.

176 faculty have benefited from professional development since 2005


Unique Learning Opportunities

Global Aspiring Unconventional

Spoleto Culver’s classroom in Italy

Aviation Flight school & simulators

Global Pathways Spring Program

Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur

Service learning and cultural exchange

Horsemanship

Riding, Polo, Jumping & Western

Global Studies Institute

Global Education through experience

Integrated entrepreneurial and business program

School Year Abroad

Programs for China, France, Italy & Spain

Leadership Committee for Africa Community service program


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Disciplines

Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre

Our Fine Arts program also includes: • 200+ student performances annually • 4 campus buildings serving the Arts • 890 artworks encompassing the Culver Collection • 5 visiting artists enhancing the student experience • A rigorous honors curriculum for each discipline

62 52 % 182

%

of the student body takes Fine Arts classes after requirements of the student body studies more than one discipline students take private lessons

Fine Arts

Creative Inspirational average class size of Transformative

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Leadership & Character

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#

Mind Body Spirit

Best Whole-Person Education in the World

Culver Academies educates and inspires students through a developmental program, preparing them as leaders, responsible citizens, and productive members within the community.


One of the best , “

if not the best transformational leadership program of any school

in the world.”

- Patrick F. Bassett

Past President of NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools, and current President of Heads Up Educational Consulting

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The Culver Values: Honor • Service Truth • Duty

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The Cardinal Virtues: Wisdom • Courage Moderation • Justice

from dream to reality Scan the QR code to check out Matt’s story!

Matt Gethers ’05

Batten Scholar Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar) California Institute of Technology (Ph.D. candidate)


Culver Military Academy

Culver Military Academy’s Leadership Program develops cadets into responsible citizens and leaders of character who lead in an honorable and disciplined manner. Culver cadets are trained to be both ethical and effective. A CMA graduate will be a responsible citizen and a gentleman. CMA considers leadership as the act and process of inspiring others to accomplish tasks and to improve the organization. Our Honor concept is to take the right action for the correct reason. Self-discipline means to do the right thing at the correct time and in the proper manner.


CMA leadership teaches: Responsibility Shouldering the challenge to make change

Confidence Personal courage and fortitude under pressure

Character Polished virtue complimented by a strong moral compass

Integrity Honor is earned, never given


Culver Girls Academy

Culver Girls Academy’s Leadership Program develops accountable citizens and visionary change-makers. Steeped in tradition and centered on character, virtues, and values, CGA cultivates independent, responsible, confident girls. Our high challenge/high support program facilitates growth in learning to lead self and others. Students build a supportive community and take care of each other by assuming roles of leadership throughout every aspect of life.


CGA leadership teaches: Authenticity Cultivation of reflection and awareness towards a healthy self-image

Commitment Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in ourselves, each other, and our community

Courage Demonstrating vision, passion, and persistence in pursuit of worthy goals

Service Discovering the joy of helping others to create positive change


Giving Back 7,350 $661,875

Service average class Dedication size of Community

14

service hours given by the Class of 2014

raised for

from 2009-2014

Global Pathways Spring Program These trips provide service-learning, educational and cultural exchange opportunities for those who desire to learn about another culture and to live responsibly as global citizens.

+ students participate

100 1,583

each year

students have participated since 1988

Trip locations include: • Central Europe, European Union • Italy • South Africa • Mississippi • Mexico • Greece • China + more


Culver encourages each student’s search for identity, wisdom, courage and joy through an experiential and intellectual approach.

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Spiritual Life Service Options

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Spiritual Programs

• Roman Catholic Mass • Protestant Worship • Jewish Prayer • Hindu Service

• Youth Groups • Praise Bands • Bible Studies

• Muslim Prayer • Philosopher’s Cafe • Constructive Meditation

• Confirmation Classes • Qur’anic Studies • Discussion Groups

For more information, visit

culver.org/spiritual-life

Spiritual Life

Explorative Welcoming Multi-Faith


Athletics & Wellness

18 81

boys sports

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Competitive Spirited Fun

60 49%

girls sports

% ofplaystudents at least one sport

2014 accomplishments: • Boys Lacrosse NALI Title, 2nd Place National Ranking • Boys Hockey National Quarterfinals • Boys 5A State Hockey Title • State Placing Girls Track Thrower

• State Finalist Boys Wrestler • Boys & Girls Fencing Midwest Champions • Girls Tennis State Quarterfinals • Boys & Girls Golf Sectional Champions

athletic teams

of student-athletes play two or more sports


100

are active every % ofdaystudents through sports or a

9 10

fitness classes offered daily

required workout period

5

wellness education courses

athletic trainers on staff


Clubs & Activities

Expanding Enjoyable Creative

In addition to competitive athletics, Culver students participate in The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student-run, student-driven organization that offers fun and interesting activities almost every weekend.

+ clubs and

60

activities

Activities include: • A cappella Club • Community Service Council • Math Forum • Model United Nations • Robotics Club • Roll Call (Yearbook) • Skeet/Trap Shooting • Speech Team - 2013 Sectional Champions • The Quill • Quiz Bowl - 2009, 2011, and 2012 Indiana State Champions, 5 trips to the Sweet Sixteen • The Vedette (Newspaper) For a complete list, visit

culver.org/clubs


94 2

2

stalls in our state-of-the-art equestrian center

on-campus ice rinks

buildings dedicated to the performing arts and the visual arts

7,100 2 feet of lake frontage

Campus & Facilities

Specialized Prominent Picturesque

indoor rowing tanks


Parents 58

2

Partners Engaged Supportive

Unit/Dorm Representatives

(2 families assigned to each boys’ unit and girls’ dorm)

Parents Weekends

Full immersion in student life, spiritual life, and athletics with special events and activities coordinated for parents

$723,000

in net proceeds raised at the 2014 biennial Culver Parents Association Auction

18%

of students are legacies


50th

Golden Anniversary Reunion

277 AL TI

INA UG

AL UR

1913-2013

XVI

PRESID EN

new students welcomed at the Matriculation Ceremony

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96

Gold Star Memorial Ceremonies

1924 76

Celebrating Veterans Day since

Presidential Inaugural Parades since 1913

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Traditions View more of Culver’s traditions at culver.org/traditions

years of student-run Honor Code system

new girls receiving their CGA crest

Culture Heritage Reflection


Summer

Active Unforgettable Life-Changing

Culver Summer Schools & Camps Program Through the Culver values of duty, honor, service, and truth, Culver Summer Schools & Camps develops character and leadership through a progressive program where young people learn to be responsible for themselves, responsible for others, and ultimately responsible for their camp organization. Campers learn to overcome limitations; improve and learn new technical, academic, and athletic skills, and how to push for their personal best.


Culver Summer Schools & Camps is:

Teamwork

Supporting the common goals

Self-Discovery

Overcome limits and accept challenges.

Friendship

Creating unique, life-long bonds

Diverse Community

Student body from the entire globe

Independence

Applying life skills in unique settings

In the summer of 2014, Culver Summer Schools & Camps had:

1,391 participants from 39states and 34countries, ranging in age from 7-17


Summer

Athletics

Lacrosse, Ice hockey, Tennis, Quidditch, and more

Largest Inland Sailing Fleet

Over 200 watercraft and US Sailing instruction

Horsemanship

Aviation

Garrison Parades

Lake Activities

Native American Lore & Dance

Ropes Challenge Course

Riding, Rough Riding, Basic & Advanced

A showcase of military technique and skill

Discover the rich history and tradition

Opportunity to learn how to fly

Waterski, wind surfing, US Sailing certification

High and low ropes courses


Camps Offered Junior Woodcraft Camp (June) 5 days • boys & girls • ages 7-9

Woodcraft Camp (June - August) 6 weeks • boys & girls • ages 9-14 • more than 65 electives

Upper Camp (June - August) 6 weeks • boys & girls • ages 14 & up • more than 65 electives

Mini Camps (May and October) 3 days • boys & girls • ages 7-12


Alumni The Culver Fund

Involved Worldwide Generous

The Culver Fund raised

$6.8million 4,459

in 2013-2014, with gifts from donors


of alumni return for their major % 50 reunions, a leading indicator of loyalty Culver alumni can be found in all states and

50 56 30,438

countries

active alumni from CMA, CGA, and Summer Camps

Culver Clubs, the alumni network, is strong and active in U.S. cities and countries

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Armistice Day 1924

Mission & Principles The Culver Mission

Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual – mind, spirit, and body – through an integrated curriculum that emphasizes the cultivation of character.

Principles

Veterans Day 2014

Culver is committed to the intellectual growth of all members of its community through participation in a demanding curriculum that prepares students for success in higher education. Culver’s curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, writing, research, artistic expression, and foreign language proficiency through innovative teaching methods and technologically rich classrooms. Equally important is the cultivation of those virtues that develop both a lifelong love of learning and a commitment to the responsible stewardship of knowledge.


Character development is essential to the Culver mission. For over a century, the foundation of the Culver model has been an education in the classical virtues of wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice. Given that habits of mind, spirit, and body develop slowly, an education in the virtues requires understanding, self-discipline, and practice. All aspects of Culver’s academic, residential, extracurricular, and athletic curricula are designed to provide students with opportunities for individual growth within a carefully-structured environment and provide opportunities for them to begin the difficult task of developing lifelong habits. At Culver, leadership training is both an end in itself and the means by which students develop a sense of social responsibility. Culver Military Academy is organized around its own distinctive military system of student leadership, while Culver Girls Academy is modeled on a prefect system. With these distinctive systems of leadership, Culver’s students enjoy the benefits of equal leadership opportunities in their separate residential programs, while sharing in the advantages of a coeducational program in most other areas of school life. Through the enactment of leadership ideals made possible in and through these systems, they develop confidence in their abilities to complete difficult and challenging tasks, as well as habits of inquiry and self-discipline central to an education in the virtues. Culver is committed to the spiritual development of its students. To encourage students to take the pursuit of spiritual truth seriously, Culver provides a variety of opportunities for the exploration and expression of religious faith. To this end every student participates in a school chapel service or similar faith activity. While Culver’s religious heritage is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, we recognize and celebrate the rich diversity of faith and practice found among our students. The fruits of the cultivation of the spirit—a regard for the beauty of the world, a reverence for the gift of life, and recognition of the limits of our understanding—are important components of a virtuous life. Culver’s programs in the visual and performing arts promote both aesthetic literacy and artistic practice. The arts are the common language of humanity and their study can lead to a deeper understanding of life and respect for cultural diversity. Emphasizing both theory and practice, Culver’s arts programs contribute to the intellectual and personal development characteristic of an integrated approach to education and to an education in the virtues. Culver’s athletic, health, and physical education programs are an integral part of our curriculum. Participation affords a significant opportunity for the development of the virtues associated with personal integrity. While we encourage individual and team excellence, Culver’s rich and varied programs are designed to present students of all skill and experience levels with opportunities to develop both lifelong interest in sport and a lifelong regard for good sportsmanship. Culver’s health and residential life curricula emphasize sound decision-making through programs that include fitness, nutrition, and respect for the body.


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