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Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

At the Core of Everything‌

an Excellent Education

Average class size: 11 students • Student/Faculty ratio: 8.5:1

Curriculum Matters

maintaining high college-preparatory standards The college preparatory academic program challenges the most advanced students and offers approximately 100 courses. Students can immerse themselves in a range of classes from Human Anatomy to British Literature. Fifteen AP courses are offered in all academic disciplines. The school year consists of three terms averaging twelve weeks each. Students are able to take SAT/ACT prep courses as well as sit for all major pre-college assessment exams on campus.

College Placement Selected colleges attended by members Boston College Bowdoin College Brown University Carleton College Carnegie-Mellon University Cleveland Institute of Music Colby College Colgate University College of William & Mary Cooper Union Cornell University Eastman School of Music Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Harvard College Johns Hopkins University Lehigh University Mannes College Middlebury College New York University Northwestern University

of the classes of 2007-2012: Pomona College Princeton University Purdue University Syracuse University Tufts University Union College United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy University of British Columbia University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California University of Wisconsin-Madison Wake Forest University Washington University Wesleyan University Yale University

Leading the way in Educating for the 21st Century Blended Learning reshaping the educational experience

Blended Learning is an approach to teaching older students that combines the rigor of traditional classroom instruction with online learning and allows for the inclusion of enrichment activities outside the classroom. This model supports the theory that as students complete their high school years, they need guided preparation for the independent learning environment of college. The Blended Learning model offers students flexibility in their schedule to pursue: • Internships in organizations whose missions are tied to a student’s interests • Independent research opportunities • Participation in community-based volunteer projects • Unique, creative pursuits within the new SSM weCreate Center • Opportunities for exploration and expanding horizons. During the 2012-13 school year, over 30 blended classes will be offered by 25 teachers to 200 students. In addition, 20 students will participate in a pilot of fully blended classes. With experience and data to support the furthering of this educational approach, it is anticipated that our School will adopt a Blended Learning curriculum for all 11th and 12th grade students in the future. In 2012, our School was awarded a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation to support this effort.


imagine the possibilities The weCreate Center opened in the fall of 2012. It is a place for student innovation and collaboration driven by student interests. There are spaces for film making, fashion design, creative writing, and architectural design to name just a few. This Center offers students the opportunity to express their creativity and to develop products and solutions that address real world needs. The Center is founded on a design thinking approach to education that was initiated at Stanford University and is considered instrumental to developing the critical thinking, solution-orientation, and collaborative skills we know students will need to be successful in the 21st century.

SSM Graduation requirements: English - 4 years World Language - 3 years (of the same language) Mathematics - 4 years Visual and Performing Arts - 1 term per year of attendance Science - 3 years (incl. Biology and Chemistry or Physics) Religion - 1 term (World Religions or Intro to Bible) History - 3 years (including U.S. History or AP U.S. History) Community Service - 20 hours per year of attendance

Unique to SSM…

Centers of Excellence

Shattuck-St. Mary’s students are driven and passionate about a wide range of arts, academic and athletic pursuits. Whether participating in one of our 10 Centers of Excellence or choosing to pursue a multi-faceted experience of inter-scholastic sports, clubs and activities, all students benefit from the core college preparatory program. It’s about growing as a person and expanding one’s horizons!

Academic Centers of Excellence BioScience Program

• Rigorous experiential program • Extensive off-campus experiences at biomedical companies, research labs, hospitals, and universities • Senior Research Project • State-of-the-art lab facilities in Fayfield Hall

Center for Academic Achievement

• Support in reading comprehension, written expression, study skills, and specific subjects (including mathematics) • Orton-Gillingham instruction for reading • Comprehensive support for processing skills, attention and focus, organization, reading and writing

Global Education Program • Extensive ESL support • Parent communications • Home stay experiences • Travel opportunities • On-campus TOEFL test center

Honors Program

• Rigorous application process for students in grades 10-12 • Evening seminars, off-campus lectures, accelerated studies, and independent research • Teacher mentorship • Senior Capstone Projects

2012 Honors Graduates

Celebrating A visual summary of the incredible talents and acco

Eastman School of Music Cellist

16th Place Finisher in U.S. Junior Nationals

Intel International Science and Engineering National Qualifier Two U.S. Military Academy Enrollees

Highest Minnesota Student for the 2012 Thai Scholar

Advanced to National U.S. Soccer DA Tournament U18 Boys USA Hockey National Champions

18 Soccer Student Athletes com

Member of Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Team Canada 2012 Founder of SSM’s Gay Straight Alliance Four 2012 NHL Draftees

Semi-finalist of Classical Singer Competition 11th Place Finisher in Minnesota State Golf Tournament Thailand National Level 4 Ladies Figure Skating Champion Two All-Academic Basketball Team Members 2012 Singapore Ladies Figure Skating National Champion

13000 Eggs Hunted in

g Excellence 2011-12

mplishments of SSM students in just one school year! Performer in the MN Opera’s The Giver

Advanced to Mock Trial Regionals

Low Score for 15 Year-Olds at 2012 Plantations Junior Golf Tour Tournament American Individual Mathematics Exam

Student Working on Cancer Protein

Soloist with Minnesota Orchestra in 2012

mmitted to Colleges on National Signing Day 2012

Cleveland Institute of Music Violist Student Working on Three Patents Habitat for Humanity Volunteers (120 hours) 1000 SSM Career Points in Basketball

Boys Soccer Team Honored by Faribault Fire Department for Rescuing a Faribault Resident Champions of Northern Lakes Hockey League

One U.S. Naval Academy Enrollee

Member of Women’s Hockey Team USA 2012 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

A "Showcase Artist" in the 2012 Minnesota Varsity Competition

12th Place Finisher in U.S. Figure Skating Eastern Sectionals

Athletic Centers of Excellence


• Highly competitive program • Two girls teams (U16, U19) • Four boys midget teams and one boys bantam team • Three ice rinks • Daily ice time • 50-60 games per season (fall/winter) • Intensive strength and conditioning program

Figure Skating

• Pioneering program combining intensive training and academics • Three ice rinks • Two ice sessions per day • Multi-faceted off-ice training • Figure skating team


• Members of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy • Two girls teams (U16, U18) • Three boys teams (U16DA, U18 US Soccer, U18 DA) • Intensive training program • Facilities include an indoor domed field house, synthetic field, and two grass fields


• 18-hole, 6,500 yard golf course • Facilities for year-round golf • 12-month training and competition schedule

Arts Centers of Excellence

Pre-Conservatory Strings • Ample practice time and space • Weekly private lessons with master teachers • Ensemble work and music theory • Competition calendar • Solo and ensemble performing opportunities

Vocal Performance Program

• On-campus ensemble work • Participation in the Minnesota Opera Project Opera • Weekly private lessons with master teachers • Ample practice time • Music theory • Private piano lessons • Solo and ensemble performing opportunities • Competitions

Why go east … when it’s all right here

in America’s heartland?

Shattuck-St. Mary’s is nestled in the peaceful, rural community of Faribault in

southern Minnesota but looks like it belongs among the classic East Coast boarding schools. Nearby Northfield is home to St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. Faribault’s “main street” is a ten minute walk from our campus. Students can buy a pair of Birkenstocks at Burkhartzmeyer Shoes, order a sandwich at Subway, get a haircut at a number of salons, eat authentic Mexican food at Gran Plaza, stop for a latte at the Coffee Shop or pick up Chinese take-out at Long Cheng. The Paradise Center for the Arts hosts a range of events and has a gift shop with items crafted by local artisans. Our close proximity to the Twin Cities (50 minutes) allows us to access a broad range of activities such as plays at the nationally renowned Guthrie Theatre, NHL hockey games at the Excel Energy Center, and classical music concerts at the Minnesota Symphony’s Orchestra Hall.

Transforming lives since 1858 . . .

At the core of our School are students who find themselves amongst highly motivated peers and who are guided by dedicated teachers and coaches – most of whom live on-campus. There is a feeling of safety and support, so much so that students are willing to take risks and try something new, outside their comfort zones. In addition, each student has an advisor who keeps a watchful eye over all aspects of that student’s SSM experience. Weekly community worship time is enhanced by student-led readings and performances. The Kramer House is a comprehensive health center on campus to support the physical and mental health needs of students. Weekends are organized with a balanced array of activities for a wide group of participants. The senior class is highly engaged in a Senior Leadership Program that connects students to both on and off-campus activities. And, each senior prepares and delivers a senior speech to the Upper School as a part of their senior leadership experience.

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2012-2013 Fast Facts

800-421-2724 • 507-333-1618 • Student Body

Boarding......210 boys......129 girls....... 339 total Day...............58 boys........42 girls....... 100 total TOTAL..........268 boys......171 girls....... 439 total

Class Distribution

Grade 6............6 Grade 7..........12 Grade 8..........22 Grade 9..........59

Grade 10......... 112 Grade 11......... 117 Grade 12......... 103 PG...................... 8

Geographic Representation 39 States • 32 Countries

Financial Aid

$3.2 Million Need-Based Aid Awarded


Day - $26,950 Boarding - $40,450 Int’l Boarding - $42,450

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