Pillsbury College Prep prepares international and domestic students, grades 6-12 for personal and academic success.  Pillsbury incorporates camp year round accredited high school electives to foster personal excellence and growth.

Pillsbury College Prep is a year round boarding school offering an environment in which to thrive.   This boarding school provides life skills and opportunities for students to excel both academically and in areas of personal interest.  Boarders have the opportunity to travel and experience America during school breaks.  Students can stay year round, attend the traditional  school year, then attend Camp Pillsbury for the summer or partial summer, or stay for the traditional school year and go home for summers.

Campus Information

Equipped with 250 dorm rooms, classrooms with experienced educators, gym facilities, and an onsite Dining Hall, Pillsbury College Prep is the perfect setting for your boarding school needs. Private Dorm rooms, onsite Dining Hall and full sized Gym are just a few of the comforts our boarder will experience. Attending Pillsbury College Prep is a great cultural experience for all students. Students and instructors come from all over the United States and around the world.

How Students Learn

Pillsbury College Prep prides themselves on knowing each student and their academic potential!

At Pillsbury College Prep, we realize that not all students learn best under the same teaching style or at the same pace.  Our focus is to match each individual student with the educational option that will optimize their learning and result in the greatest degree of success.


Academic Options

Please click on the links below to view the available academic options for both U.S. Resident students and International Students:



Afterschool and Weekend Activities

Balance is an integral component of successful individuals. Pillsbury College Prep promotes participation in afterschool and weekend activities and provides numerous avenues for students to express themselves and excel in areas of personal growth. Activities offered include musical instruments, performing arts, fine arts, sports, technology, and much more. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level instruction is available.

To find out more about after school and weekend activities offered at Pillsbury College Prep:


Pillsbury College Prep is located in the great state of Minnesota.

Minnesota is home to approximately 5,458,333 people. Nearly 60 percent of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"), the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government and home to an internationally known arts community. Minnesota is known as “The Land of the Lakes”. It has approximately 11,000 lakes with 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than that of Hawaii, California and Florida combined. Minnesota has festivals and celebrations for pretty anything much you can imagine, all year round. From the Renaissance Festival & Art Fair in warmer months to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Holidazzle parade that take place when the snow hits, you’ll never be bored. Minnesota is home to an astounding total of 19 Fortune 500 companies. It also happens to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Minnesota is home to the largest Mall in America. The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields – 9.5 million square feet. Minnesota is a beautiful place with so much to see and do.
Pillsbury College Prep is located in the city of Owatonna, just 50 minutes south of Minneapolis, MN. Owatonna is known for the quality of life and as a community where progress and growth are built on a strong foundation of history. Today more than 25,000 call Owatonna home. It is a community that boasts high average income levels and high education levels.

Owatonna’s business community provides jobs for a diverse workforce. In this town are over 40 industrial firms and more than 500 retail, wholesale and professional firms supporting the towns large industrial base. Major employers include: Federated Insurance (business insurance), Viracon (architectural glass), Truth Hardware (window hardware), Bosch (automotive tools), Wenger (Musical equipment), Josten’s (school rings/recognition), Cybex (exercise equipment). This thriving regional center serves as a shopping, tourism and healthcare magnet for southern Minnesota. It consistently ranks among the most livable small towns in the country.

Owatonna offers a variety of restaurants, unique shopping areas, annual festivals, sports events and activities for everyone. Enjoy the 20 parks, hiking trails, golf, tennis, public beaches, Hockey Rinks, cross country and snowmobile trails.