Discover your potential as a Cotter Student

Are you ready to become part of an engaging community that values academics, arts, athletics, and club activities? Please use our directions below to learn how to apply to our school. We look forward to learning more about YOU! 

Notice to Winona Area Catholic Schools (WACS) Enrollees: 
Please do not apply. If you have a 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student at WACS, your child is preregistered for the next grade level at Cotter Schools. Please visit our continuous enrollment page and follow the instructions under the "WACS Students Enrolling at Cotter" menu. 

New Boarding Student Applicants

For questions or information regarding the Cotter Schools Boarding application process and program, contact Erik Christenson at +1.507.453.5102.

New Day Student Applicants

If you have questions about this process, contact Linda Schrupp at +1.507.453.5016.

Homestay/Exchange or F-1 visa students

Students that want to study at Cotter through a homestay program or as a day student on an F-1 visa need to contact the International Admissions Office by emailing for application information.

Education Agents

All educational agents and advisors should contact Mr. Erik Christenson at or +1.507.453.5102.