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Welcome to Cotter Schools


Cherished experiences of faith and community, excellence in education and attention to the individual student will continue as new opportunities emerge. Cotter Schools is–and always will be–a place where standards, values and YOU matter.

Proudly serving scholars age 16 months through grade 12 across four campuses in Winona, Minnesota.

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Silvia Martinez Bautista (Grade 5)

Silvia models to others how to show respect and love for Christ. She quietly goes about her day treating others with patience & kindness while developing a strong relationship with God.

Read Story about Silvia Martinez Bautista (Grade 5)
Jocelyn Olcott (Grade 7)

Jocelyn always thinks about others when sharing intentions for prayer. She seems very involved with her faith and often likes to discuss it in positive ways.

Read Story about Jocelyn Olcott (Grade 7)
Gianna Teska (Grade 9)

Gianna lives out her faith in her daily life by treating others well and by sharing her knowledge and beliefs. 

Read Story about Gianna Teska (Grade 9)
Luke Gardner (Grade 11)

Luke authentically prays in class with good intentions for others and shows Christ-like respect for others.

Read Story about Luke Gardner (Grade 11)

our distinctions

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graduation rate

We're proud of our scholars who helped Cotter achieve a 100% graduation rate in 2021.

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Achieving academic success

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organizations served

We partner with organizations across the community to help better Winona, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas.

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Helping 100+

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Each year our students faithfully serve in the community.

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10,000 hours
faithfully serving