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This is a very exciting time to be engaged in the Cotter Schools Community!  With more than 1,000 students from Early Childhood through grade 12, and boarding students from 10 different countries, our high quality, faith-filled education is reaching more students every year.  In the last two years, enrollment has grown almost 10%, and in the last five years, enrollment has grown 37%.  

Every day at Cotter Schools we embrace the Catholic identity of our school, rooted in the discipleship of Jesus Christ and living the Gospel values. 

The students of Cotter Schools continue to achieve academically.  All grades Kindergarten through grade 8 have exceeded national norms in MAP testing.  This year, we have added staff to support and grow literacy and reading achievement in the elementary grades and both the junior high and high school students have full-time Academic Resource Center staff.  We continue to increase Advanced Placement (AP) offerings, and we are developing concurrent enrollment programs that will give more high school students the option to earn college credits during their time at Cotter.

In the fall of 2023, we will open St. Luke Hall, a renovated and expanded building on the St. Teresa’s Campus for Kindergarten through grade 6.  In addition to being a beautiful new learning space, St. Luke Hall will allow us to continue to enroll even more students.  

We need your help to make St. Luke Hall an excellent learning environment for our students.  We have been richly blessed, and while the renovation and new construction of the building has already been fully funded with generous contributions, we need additional funds to furnish classrooms and install new instructional technology.  Contributions in any amount will truly make a difference in the lives of teachers and students.  

We are truly grateful for the many blessings we have received.  Thank you for joining together with us to strengthen the future of Cotter Schools.

Mary Eileen Fitch ‘95

Mike Swenson
VP of Advancement