At a Glance
Learning to lead, leading to serve, always by example Character, citizenship, and (servant) leadership are at the heart of what Culver tries to inculcate in each of our students. Culver faculty model high challenge and high support; they know, care, and inspire our students. Our school is blessed with extraordinarily supportive families, passionate alumni, and dedicated trustees. Summer or winter, one Culver truth remains the same: we believe our mind, body, spirit approach helps students become their best selves, the leaders they were meant to be. Jim Power, Head of Schools
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Three Remarkable Experiences
Located on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in
2 hours north of Indianapolis 2 hours southeast of Chicago
Culver Indianapolis Cincinnati St. Louis
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ADMISSIONS BOARDING SCHOOL
2017 - 2018 retention rate
live on campus as boarding students
of the student body is international
42% 58% Female
Students are from 21 Countries and 38 States • Cambodia • Canada • China • Colombia • Czech Republic • Egypt • Germany • Guatemala • Hong Kong • India • Japan
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• Kazakhstan • Latvia • Mexico • New Zealand • Poland • Russia • South Korea • Taiwan • United Kingdom • Vietnam
Students Enrolled in 2017-2018
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Distinguished Scholars currently attending Culver Academies 2018-2019
NEW Distinguished Scholars selected this year
The value of each Distinguished Scholarship over four years
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Beyond Financial Support Distinguished scholarships offer the opportunity of a lifetime for our students: the chance to learn the skills necessary to become leaders and responsible citizens of society. Culver.org/Scholarships
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TUITION / AID Matriculation
of families receive need-based financial aid
Tuition/Room & Board 2018-2019
$13 million in financial aid and merit
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Graduation over the last 5 years • 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. Air Force Academy • U.S. Coast Guard Academy • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy • U.S. Military Academy • U.S. Naval Academy • University of Chicago • University of Michigan
Culver Student to College Advisor Ratio National average is 500:1
• University of Notre Dame • University of Pennsylvania • University of Southern California • Vanderbilt University • Washington University • Yale University
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• 85% hold MS/MA degrees • 22 hold a PhD / EdD degrees • average class size of 14
Growth opportunities faculty and staff will have in the next year. Provided by an approximately $14 million endowment for professional development. This is in addition to the weekly embedded professional development all faculty and staff receive throughout the year.
High Challenge/High Support focus areas: • Academic Advising • Peer Coaches • Block Scheduling • Tutorials • College Advising • The Writing Center • Mentor/Mentee Program
AP exams taken in 2018 with the average score of 4.1 out of 5
Faculty Fellows at Culver since 1984
This program has offered Culver an open pipeline to the brightest new educational talent, ensuring Culver’s competitiveness in the independent school landscape.
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8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
25 Advanced Placement Classes • Biology • Calculus AB • Calculus BC • Chemistry • Chinese Language & Culture • Computer Science A • Comparative Government & Politics • English Language & Composition
• English Literature • Environmental Science • European History • French Language & Culture • German Language & Culture • Latin • Macroeconomics • Microeconomics • Music Theory • Physics 1
• Physics C: Mechanics • Psychology • Spanish Language & Culture • Statistics • U.S. Government & Politics • U.S. History • World History
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Fine Arts Disciplines
Dance, Music, Theatre & Visual Arts Our Fine Arts program also includes: • 200+ student performances annually • 4 campus buildings serving the Arts • 750+ artworks encompassing the Culver Collection • 5 visiting artists annually, enhancing the student experience • A rigorous honors curriculum for each discipline
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of the student body takes more Fine Arts classes than required of the student body studies more than one discipline students take private lessons
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LEADERSHIP & CHARACTER
I take pride in who I am, what I stand for, and what I strive to be. ~Rune ’16
Learning to lead, leading to serve, always by example Culver believes in telling the truth, doing what is right, and considering the needs of others, because these are the virtues of character and leadership. We intentionally challenge ourselves every day to practice and live these principles. Culver graduates know not only how to excel but, more importantly, how to apply their moral compass to affect change, to sustain success, and to positively impact the lives of others. • Responsibility – Students first develop personal responsibility and then take increasing owership in running our leadership system. • Honor – The understanding that integrity is built on the hundreds of choices we make every day. • Service – A commitment to others by dedicating our personal best, in small ways and large, to the welfare of others.
Leadership means taking responsibility for those you lead. ~Katy ’16
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LEARNING TO LEARN
Never let your fear of failure keep you from taking chances that could change your life. ~ Isadora ’16
Building skills and understanding through rigorous challenges Culver believes that we should all think for ourselves and understand that our potential is only limited by our resilience in the face of challenges. Culver does not indoctrinate students with answers, but rather poses questions for them to explore. This means that students will learn to construct their own understanding, work together, risk alternatives, amend misconceptions and persist with questions. In short, students learn how to learn and then continue to hone this skill throughout their lives. • Inquiry/Critical Thinking – An environment that fosters curiosity about life’s complexity. • Collaboration – working together toward a common goal. • Resilience – Choosing to use setbacks as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Resilience: not given, not earned, but forged. ~Ethan ’16
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GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
I now see the world from different perspectives. ~ Alexandra ’16
Discovering different perspectives through shared experiences Culver believes that in a diverse community, people overcome their natural inclination to adhere solely to what they know. Living and learning with people from different backgrounds is an essential and mind-broadening experience. That is why Culver students live, work, and play in an atmosphere that is naturally diverse. Our differences strengthen the community, and through shared experiences we embrace our common humanity. • Open-Mindedness – a willingness to challenge one’s own preconceptions and to learn about others’ perspectives. • Respect – appreciation of others, their culture, religion, and traditions. • Engagement – acting on one’s responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others.
Being close-minded is like only looking forward; you will miss so much and not know it. ~Ethan ’16
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TIMELESS VALUES TIMELESS VALUES
There is nothing more reassuring than the feeling of belonging that Culver fosters. ~ Marina ’16
Living a legacy of substance over image Culver believes a community excels when everyone contributes their personal best. That is why, in the leadership system, in the classroom and in extracurricular pursuits, growth and achievement are a function of one’s honest effort. Students learn that striving for excellence regardless of outcome, drives both individual and community achievement. • Community – others before self; developing lifelong friendships by supporting one another. • Integrity – the courage to do what is right even in the face of obstacles. • Legacy – becoming part of something larger than yourself.
Just being a Culver student you carry a legacy. ~ Clare ’16
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CULVER MILITARY ACADEMY
Welcome to Culver Military Academy. Prepare for Excellence. CMA develops young men into responsible citizens and leaders of character who serve 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.
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Leadership Opportunities Each Make: 13 commanding officers, 29 key regiment and battalion staff positions, 191 leadership positions within the units
Weeks of Direct Leadership Education: 1 week new cadet orientation 12 weeks unit leadership training 3 weeks non-commissioned officer training
Formal Ceremonies: 29 Garrison & Retreat Parades, and 4 ceremonies - Gold Star, Veterans Day, baccalaureate, graduation - link CMA traditions with a college prep experience.
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CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY
Welcome to Culver Girls Academy, Where Young Women Lead. CGA 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.
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Leadership positions â€”
27 committee chairs, 1 senior prefect, 18 campuswide positions, and 160 dorm positions
Student-led committees representing the needs and interests of the community Leadership training workshops
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SPRIRITUAL Sp i r i t u a l L LIFE ife & Service
Spiritual Services & Programs Providing a variety of integrated programs, traditional religious services, and contemplative practices to help students develop their spirit, define their values, and demonstrate their character in relationship with the global community.
Spiritual Life Services • • • •
Roman Catholic Mass Protestant Chapel Jewish Sabbath Service Hindu Service
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Islamic Studies Constructive Meditation Philosophers’ Cafe Seeker’s Service
Spiritual Programs • • • •
Youth Groups Bible Studies Praise Bands Confirmation Classes
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Qur’anic Studies Buddhist Group Discussion Groups Community Engagement
Habitat for Humanity
Raised for Relay For Life from 2009-2017
GL BAL PATHWAYS SPRING PROGRAM
Past trips include: • • • • • • • •
China Costa Rica Italy Mexico Mississippi New Zealand South Africa Tanzania
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.
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Students participate each year Students have participated since 1988 Mission trips offered in 2019 include: China, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Spain. At A Glance 2018-19 | 23
82% of students participate in athletics. 51% of student-athletes play two or more sports. 38 senior college athletic commitments. 24 | Culver Academies
21 sports for boys 20 sports for girls
• National Championship in Boys Rowing Junior 4+ • #1 Nationally-ranked Boys Prep Hockey and Prep Lacrosse • State Championships in Boys Basketball and Boys Hockey • Boys state finalists in Golf, Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Wrestling • Girls state finalists in Golf, Swimming, and Track and Field • Multiple team and individual sectional and regional championships • 25+ school records broken At A Glance 2018-19 | 25
WELLNESS WELLNESS Sp iritual Life & Service
of students are active through sports or a required workout period.
21 wellness-related senior service projects “Am I becoming who I want to be?” • 9 fitness classes offered daily • 10 wellness education courses with individual coaching for students & staff • Team weight room • Fitness center • Trained staff in weight loss, lifting, & nutrition counseling 26 | Culver Academies
CLUBS&&ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES CLUBS
Clubs & Activities
• Badminton Club • Ceramics Club • Community Service Council • Dungeons & Dragons Club • Math Forum • Model United Nations • Roll Call (Yearbook)
Students have many opportunities to get involved on campus. The Campus Activities Board is a student-run, student-driven organization that offers fun and interesting activities almost every weekend.
• Speech Team • The Quill • Quiz Bowl • The Vedette (Newspaper) • Bubble Soccer • Roller Skating • Glow in the dark Dodge Ball
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UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Learning by doing The Rubin CafĂŠ is a gourmet coffee and tea shop, entirely managed by students in the Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur.
The Rubin Curriculum Action learning with authentic assessment
The Challenges Program Eagle Outfitters is an online company founded by students in the Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur. All profits from Eagle Outfitters go to the Culver Fund Scholarship Program, while members of the management team earn Honors in Entrepreneurial Studies.
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Solve real-world business dilemmas
Competitions Innovative ideas put to the test under real-world conditions
Guest Entrepreneurs Learn from entrepreneurs who know what works
INTERNATIONAL Habitat for Humanity 2015
International Culver Clubs active in more than 20 countries First international summer camper and boarding school student came from Mexico in 1902.
Culver Dinner in Taiwan
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Presidential Inaugural Parades
Since 1897, Culverâ€™s Horsemanship Program has been teaching students the qualities of wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice by placing them in the saddle.
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Teams: Polo, Rough Riding, Hunter/Jumper, and Western Units: Black Horse Troop, Lancers, Equestriennes, and Summer Mounted Drill Team stalls in our state-of-the-art equestrian center
7,100 feet of lake frontage
1800 Acre Campus
Sustainability Goals Food Recovery Program: recovering on average 225 meals/week and donating to organizations serving the hungry in our community. • Solar Panels • Green Revolving Fund • Orchard/Pollinator Prairie/Apiary complex for student learning • Honors in Sustainability Course • Student Sustainability Leadership
• Protecting our natural areas • Reducing pollution • Educating our community For more information visit culver.org/sustainability
Senior Service Projects on Sustainability
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“No matter where you roam, ’tis Culver, Culver, Culver”
Our endowment of ranks Culver in the top 10 independent school endowments in the country.
The Culver Fund
2017-2018 Culver Fund: Raised $6.35 million.
Culver Clubs, the alumni network, is strong and active in U.S. cities and countries.
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1968â€™s 50th Class Reunion
18,500 Active Boarding and Summer School alumni
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PARENTS Su mmer School & Camps
Unit/Dorm Representatives 2 families assigned to each boysâ€™ unit & girlsâ€™ dorm
Raised by parents in 2017-2018
donate to 87% ofTheparents Culver Fund. 2 Parents Weekends
Full immersion in student life, spiritual life, and athletics with special events and activities coordinated for parents in the fall and spring.
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Years Honoring Veterans
264 99 114 78
new students welcomed at the Matriculation Ceremony Gold Star Memorial Ceremonies new girls received their CGA crest years of student-run Honor Code system
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SUMMER SCHOOLS & CAMPS
Culver Summer Schools & Camps Culver Summer Schools & Camps develops character and leadership through a progressive program where young people learn to be responsible for themselves and responsible for others. Campers learn new and unique skills through competitions, electives, and activities. They also have the opportunity to achieve their personal best while creating lifelong friendships.
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1,499 Summer Campers in 2018
Campers from and
38 countries ranging
in age from 7-17
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SUMMER SCHOOLS & CAMPS
Largest Inland Sailing Fleet— Over 200 watercraft and U.S. Sailing instruction
• U.S. Sailing certification • Water skiing and other lake activities • Leadership opportunities
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Junior Woodcraft Camp (June)
Woodcraft Camp (June - July)
Upper Schools (June - July)
Campers 4 days • boys & girls • ages 7-9
Campers 6 weeks • boys & girls • ages 9-14
Campers 6 weeks • boys & girls • ages 14 - 17
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& CAMPS SSUMMER u m m e r SCHOOLS School & Camps
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electives offered for Woodcraft Camp and Upper Schools
Scouting Rocketry Painting and sculpture Fencing Lacrosse Ice Skating and hockey FAA-certified aviation program
Traditions • • • • • • •
Woodcraft Council Fires Garrison Parades 4th of July ceremony Homecoming/Parents Weekend Communications Relay Pegasus, Great Race, Kline Relays Troop Hike
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The Culver Mission
Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual â€“ mind, spirit, and body â€“ through an integrated curriculum that emphasizes the cultivation of character.
Culver Academies admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.
A brief overview of Culver Academies.