LET US REMEMBER ... that we are in the holy presence of God.

God, we thank you for this new day, for our family and friends whom we love, and for the gift of life itself.
Help us to use this day to be come persons of respect, integrity and compassion.
Help us to remember that we are YOUR presence in the world.
Give us the strength to serve you in all we do and say today.

Saint Joseph, patron of Cotter Schools. . . pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts. . . forever.     


Cotter Schools is a private, independent, coeducational school in Winona, Minnesota that has been guided by Catholic beliefs and values since 1911.

As an international learning community, serving grades 7-12, we hold our students to the highest academic standards and challenge each of them to develop their full potential academically, physically, spiritually and socially.

We believe in the intrinsic goodness of all persons, and strive to model the values of faith, service, and community as we encourage and support our students to become more than they can imagine.

Monday Mission Message

We invite all parents to partner with us in our "sacred mission" here at Cotter Schools! Follow the weekly mission message here: