Boarding Student Tuition

As a private, independent school, Cotter Schools is financially supported by a variety of sources: parent/family tuition, local tuition grants, fundraising efforts, and benefactor generosity. Providing an excellent academic education, as well as a large variety of extracurricular activities, is a significant financial commitment for all. However, Cotter Schools is committed to making “The Cotter Experience” affordable by providing tuition grants upon request.

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2019-2020 Tuition Information

Boarding Students

Domestic & International Boarding Costs

Total cost is $43,500 and it includes the following:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Sports & Activities
  • Medical Insurance Coverage
  • ESL and TOEFL Prep Courses
  • College Counseling Services
  • Room & Board
    • Air Conditioned/Heated Dorm Rooms
    • Food/Foodservice
    • Wi-Fi/Internet
    • Game room
    • Student Kitchen Facilities,
    • Bicycles
    • Laundry Facilities
  • Transportation
    • Airport Pick Up/Drop Off
      • Rochester (Minnesota) International Airport (RST)
      • LaCrosse (Wisconsin) International Airport (LSE)
    • Transportation Two (2) Days During the Week
      • Shopping, Errands, Groceries etc...
    • Transportation for Medical/Dental Appointments
  • Dorm Activities & Trips
  • Holiday Breaks
    • Thanksgiving Break 
    • Spring Break
    • Home-Stay (if needed) During Christmas Break

Contact Mr. Erik Christenson at 507-453-5102 or email at if you have questions or would like more information.

New Student Orientation

Oritentation for new international boarding students begins one week prior to school starting. It is a special week for non- English speaking students to help the transition into American high school life while building confidence in speaking English.


Homestay Students

Program Information


Students that want to study at Cotter through a homestay program or as a day student on an F1 visa need to contact Mr. Erik Christenson at for tuition information.


For further information contact:

Ms. Pam Kimber
Director of Finance
Phone: +1.507.453.5014

Mr. Erik Christenson
Director of Alumni & International Advancement
Phone: +1.507.453.5102