Culver Academies

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Culver Academies

Culver Academies

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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Culver, IN co-ed 9-12 835 20% 6:1 14 Yes 1255 80

Culver Academies offers a college-preparatory curriculum on an 1800-acre campus along an 1860-acre lake; one of the country’s largest riding halls with 100 horses; 29 sports; an 9:1 student/teacher ratio; an integrated curriculum; 21 AP courses; and effective leadership training. Students are provided with a laptop computer, and dorm rooms offer wireless Internet and voice mail. Boys follow a military-type system, teaching self-discipline, responsibility, and leadership. Girls follow a prefect system, utilizing a democratic, self-rule operation teaching similar values.

Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual – mind, spirit, and body – through integrated programs that emphasize the cultivation of character.


Culver promises exceptional academics, preparing students for success in higher education. With an emphasis on student leadership in the classroom and innovative teaching methods Culver promotes a lifelong love of learning and a commitment to the responsible stewardship of knowledge with support services to meet the needs of our high challenge environment.

 Special Highlights

Global Studies Institute. The Institute brings prominent scholars, policymakers, and thinkers to campus, thus providing students, faculty, and alumni with the opportunity to interact with leaders from around the world. Additionally, through work projects, study seminars, exchange programs, and even the latest video-conferencing technology, students and faculty are afforded the opportunity to visit distant lands and experience foreign cultures on a “person-to-person” basis.

Horsemanship. With programs like Honors in Equine Science and equine sculpting, Culver also takes the classroom into the stables. Vaughn Equestrian Center is home to the largest cavalry unit in the United States stabling nearly 100 head. Our equestrian center also houses one of the largest scholastic indoor riding arenas in the United States.

 Top colleges attended by students

Amherst College, Babson College, Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Hobart College and William Smith College, New York University, Northeastern University, Howard University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University, Scripps College, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley

 What the school looks for in students…

“Culver is looking for a student with a strong academic background, who participates in athletics, fine arts and community involvement. We are also looking for a student who will embrace the leadership opportunities offered at the Culver Academies.”