I have loved being a Cotter student over the past several years. Through Cotter, I have been able to experience academic, extra-curricular, and spiritual opportunities that are unique to Cotter students. I am very thankful for the numerous things I have learned at Cotter, in and out of the classroom.
Cotter Schools proudly serves 16 months through Grade 12, across 4 campuses in Winona, MN.
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.
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Inspiring motivated, active, and independent learners. Located in the heart of Winona, Main Square Montessori is a partnership between Cotter Schools and the Hiawatha Education Foundation.
Fifth and sixth graders continue their academic journey into subject matter that will challenge and sharpen their creative problem-solving skills across all disciplines.
Young of age and full of energy and curiosity, students in early childhood classes and kindergarten have a bright future ahead of them at Cotter Schools.
Cotter Schools provides a safe learning environment where students in grades 7-8 receive individualized instruction and attention to their needs. Each student is unique and develops in his or her own way.
Today's first grader is tomorrow's fourth grader, steadily gaining skills and awareness in their academic subjects and the world around them.
All students can expect to feel supported by their teachers, fellow students and staff, and we embrace diversity and the many cultures present in our schools.
Cotter Schools challenges students to achieve their full potential and use their lives in the service of others.
Our residential program invites students in grades 7-12 from around the globe to learn and grow at Cotter Schools. Residential staff serve as mentors to support a student's academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
We challenge YOU To be the difference.
Join us in celebrating the growth of Catholic education in Winona.
Starting July 1, 2021, Cotter Schools is expanding to offer educational opportunities from Early Childhood to 12th grade. We’re excited about what’s ahead and invite the entire community to celebrate the growth of Catholic education in Winona. 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. Check out our frequently asked questions to help answer yours.
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My favorite classes are Math and Phy. Ed. I like solving Math problems and trying all the fun sports in Phy. Ed.
I like the teachers at St. Stan’s, they are very nice and helpful. I also like recess so I can play with my friends.
I love Cotter Schools because it provides my classmates and I the perfect environment to grow in knowledge and faith.
My favorite thing about school is coloring, art and math. My teacher makes me feel special by giving out smiley faces when we are good and when we get enough of them we get to do a surprise!
I've been part of Winona Area Catholic Schools (WACS) and Cotter Schools since the age of 18 months. I have always had teachers that care about me. I like participating in after school STEM classes and playing on the Cotter basketball team.
My favorite part about school is talking with my classmates during lunch, having fun with my teachers during class, and the small pod sizes. Because of how small the pods are, my classmates and I have become even better friends. I feel special and welcomed at Cotter when teachers and staff know me by name and when I get prayed for each week. To me, being a Rambler means helping others whenever I can, volunteering and being involved in the community and having a giant Cotter family.
I love attending Cotter. This year I participated in cross country and look forward to playing basketball. Others make sure that I am included in projects and class activities. The best part about being at Cotter is the nice teachers and friends that I have. Being a Rambler means respecting others and being respected. My favorite subject is band.
My favorite thing about school is math class. I am excited to be part of Cotter Schools, and I look forward to playing on the Cotter football team in a few years.
My favorite thing about school is all of the teachers are so nice and help me learn a lot. My teacher has a special birthday chair I got to sit in to celebrate my birthday!