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U.S. Boarding School Student Academic Options

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U.S. Boarding School Student Academic Options – United States Residents

Students who reside in the United States have several academic options to choose from.  U.S. boarding school students live at Pillsbury College Prep and can attend school on campus, or they have the option to attend public or private schools near campus.



Academic Options

Pillsbury College Prep, Accredited Academic Program

Pillsbury College Prep (grades 6-12) is a private accredited academic program. Students take courses at Pillsbury College Prep from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.

Pillsbury College Prep partners with Great Basin College to offer high school students the opportunity to jump start college while completing high school through our dual enrollment program. Dual enrollment courses are college courses for which high school students may receive simultaneous college and high school credit. They will have the opportunity to achieve an associates of arts degree upon high school graduation. Studies show that students that are enrolled in the dual programs are significantly more likely to graduate from college.

Pillsbury College Prep also offers the IBM designed P- tech program where they will learn new technologies and build foundational workplace skills. Combine this with the dual high school associates degree and students are guaranteed a job with IBM upon graduation. According to, P-tech high school dual diploma students can now earn $100,000 upon graduation.

Pillsbury is truly dedicated to the success of their students whether they choose to enter the workforce upon graduation or continue on to a 4 year college. We are here to ensure every child excels to their fullest potential.

For more information on Pillsbury’s accredited academic program, click here.

CHOICE Technical Academy

CHOICE Technical Academy (grades 7-12) is a public charter school located on Pillsbury College Prep’s Minnesota campus. CHOICE Technical Academy is a charter that focuses on career and college preparedness. The curriculum is designed for students that enjoy learning by doing and focuses on hands on project based learning.

Owatonna Junior High School

Owatonna Junior High School (grades 7-8) is a public school located minutes from Pillsbury’s Minnesota campus. This Junior high school is currently home to approximately 650 students. The mission of Owatonna Junior High is to provide a positive learning environment that meets the diverse developmental needs of young adolescents in their community.

Owatonna High School

Owatonna High School (grades 9-12) is a public school located right across the street from Pillsbury’s Minnesota camps. This high school is currently home to approximately 1500 students. Owatonna High School is a progressive learning community, creating critical thinkers prepared for life. As such, their academic offerings include over 200 required and elective courses designed to stimulate growth for their students. Interscholastic sports include: Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis and Cheerleading.

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s (grades 4-8) in Minnesota, is a private school which provides children an exceptional foundation for future academic excellence. Well-prepared St. Mary’s graduates experience notable success in high school and college and emerge as socially responsible community members. St. Mary’s believes that all students are capable of succeeding given the opportunities through quality instruction. They strive to reach all students by combining strong morals and values with a quality educational content. Interscholastic sports at St. Mary’s include: Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball, Cheerleading, Softball and Baseball.

What Can Boarders Do When Their School Day Is Over?

Pillsbury College Prep knows that it is extremely important to create balance and promote growth both academically and personally. That is why we offer our international and U.S. boarding school students so many different boarding school activities to choose from.

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