Scattergood Friends School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12.
Scattergood Friends School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-12. Our rural location near Iowa City (15 minutes) and Chicago (3.5 hours) immerses students in country life while also affording them the best opportunities of a cultural hub and a major world city. Students assist with lambing, chat with Pulitzer winners, nourish their bodies with produce they grew, meet presidential candidates in Iowa Caucus season, manage invasive species with controlled prairie burns, and serve the homeless in the Windy City. Scattergood alumni include NASA scientists, university professors, social activists around the world, authors, artists, physicians and more. Scattergood's faculty have advanced degrees and are published authors, professional artists, Peace Corps workers, Fulbright scholars and Ivy League graduates. Most importantly, they love teaching and their creativity and innovation shines at Scattergood with small class sizes and a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio.