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. When you are ready to apply, please click the "Apply Now" button. We look forward to learning more about YOU! 

Notice to Winona Area Catholic School Enrollees:
If you have a 6th grade student at WACS, your child is preregistered for 7th Grade at Cotter Schools. Please visit our continuous enrollment page and follow the instructions under the "WACS 6th Graders to Cotter in 7th Grade" menu. 

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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.