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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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Madison Gorka (Grade 12)

Madison states that “Cotter is so academically motivated, and that I can get a better education here. I know I will be ready for college after attending.”

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Aubrey Schossow (Grade 10)

Aubrey states she “loves Cotter’s community, I feel that it is a strong and welcoming community. I also love all the opportunities Cotter provides.”

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Thomas Puetz (Grade 8)

Thomas states that he likes “how nice the teachers are and the whole Cotter community.”

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Isabella Kortsan (Grade 6)

Isabella states she likes “the small feel of the school and that all the teachers know us and are friendly. I also like that sports are offered from early on.”

Read Story about Isabella Kortsan (Grade 6)

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