Head of Schools

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 Mission

Providing Opportunity

Culver students have access to a cutting-edge academic program and unparalleled opportunities outside of the classroom.

At Culver, both athletics and the arts are integral — the majority of students play at least one sport and take courses in the Fine Arts that extend beyond basic requirements. Students can explore a variety of religious programs, volunteer in service to the community, and participate in more than 60 clubs and activities.

Educating the Whole Person

Culver provides the best whole-person education in the country. It is one of the only schools nationwide to offer an intentional and differentiated leadership program for its young men and women, and it provides an exciting combination of tradition and innovation in its programs and governing philosophy.

Establishing a Foundation for Success

When leading educators discuss the attributes a person needs for success in today’s complicated and challenging world, they describe the qualities taught at Culver: the importance of acting as a role model, strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and a healthy emphasis on integrity. Culver has been educating young people for more than a century, and our alumni proudly prove the success of our approach.

I invite you to learn more about our mission and vision, academic programs and life at Culver. It is my sincere hope that you will get to know this school and determine if Culver is the right place for you, as it has been for so many generations of young people.

Dr. Douglas Bird, Head of Schools

Douglas Bird
Head of Schools

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