Culver Academies

Culver, Indiana, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Culver Academies offers a college-preparatory curriculum on an 1800-acre campus along an 1860-acre lake; one of the country's largest riding halls with 100 horses; 29 sports; an 9:1 student/teacher ratio; an integrated curriculum; 21 AP courses; and effective leadership training. Students are provided with a laptop computer, and dorm rooms offer wireless Internet and voice mail. Boys follow a military-type system, teaching self-discipline, responsibility, and leadership. Girls follow a prefect system, utilizing a democratic, self-rule operation teaching similar values.

1300 Academy Road #157, Culver, Indiana, USA 46511
574-842-7100

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Director of Admission: J. Michael Turnbull
Admissions Phone:574-842-7100Toll-Free Admissions:800-528-5837Fax:574-842-8066
Email: admissions@culver.org Website: www.culver.org


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $50
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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  • Founded: 1894
  • Campus Size: 1800 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-12th
  • Accredited by: ISACS
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-12th
Day
Grades 9th-12th
Total
Girls     307 27 334
Boys     444 32 476
Total     751 59 810

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $41,000
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $31,000
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 31.00%
  • Average Awarded: $26,738
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 16.20%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $24,183
  • Current Endowment: $322,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0
 
 

Average Class Size: 13

Full Time Teachers: 97

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 85.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 9/1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 21

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
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Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German Language
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • US Government & Politics
  • Latin Literature
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • US History
 
 

Department Director: Darlene Greene

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 17

No. of Girls Dorms: 7

No. of Boys Dorms: 10

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life

Facilities

  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Racquetball court(s)
  • Indoor pool

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Asian Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Environmental Club
  • FCA
  • Fencing
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Honor Council
  • Horseback Riding
  • International Clubs
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Math Club
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sailing Club
  • Scouting
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Yearbook
 
 

Arts Department Director: Cathy Duke

Athletics Department Director: Matthew Thompson

Arts
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Polo
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Dance
  • Drill Team
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Racquet Ball
  • Rifle Team
  • Skateboarding
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
 
 

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

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Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



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Summary: Culver has been making memories for children for 107 years. Over 65 electives are offered including horsemanship, US Sailing, athletics, and aeronautics. This unique mix offers boys and girls the opportunity to forge new and valued friendships in a six-week leadership camp environment.

Culver Woodcraft Camp

June 25, 2010 to August 06, 2010

Woodcraft Camp is a 6-week, all-activity camp designed for boys and girls, ages 9 to 13. Over 65 electives provide an unparalleled opportunity to participate in unique activities and compete in athletics, all while improving self- confidence.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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Culver Upper Camp

June 25, 2010 to August 07, 2010

Upper Camp is a 6-week all-activity camp for teens, ages 13 to 17. Boys choose among Aviation, Horsemanship and Naval. Girls participate in the areas of their choice. Campers participate in daily electives, afternoon recreation or intramural competitions and evening social activities.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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Junior Woodcraft Camp

June 19, 2010 to June 23, 2010

Boys and girls, ages 7 to 9, are invited to experience Woodcraft Camp -- junior style! This five-day camp will run as close to the real experience as possible, revealing the fun and excitement of our day-to-day programs at Woodcraft Camp.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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