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Pillsbury College Prep prepares international and domestic students, grades 6-12 for personal and academic success.

About Pillsbury College PrepPillsbury College Prep is a year-round boarding school offering an environment in which to thrive. Pillsbury incorporates camp year round accredited high school electives to foster personal excellence and growth.

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

Pillsbury College Prep is the perfect setting for your boarding school needs. Pillsbury is equipped with 250 private dorm rooms, classrooms with experienced educators, full-sized gym facilities, and an onsite dining hall. 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 which is why we offer a blended academic program approach. 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 boarding school options for both U.S. resident students and international students:



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

Minnesota is home to approximately 5.5 million 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 are 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 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 happens to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. It also 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.

Owatonna, Minnesota

Pillsbury College Prep is located in the city of Owatonna, just 50 minutes south of Minneapolis. Owatonna is known for its quality of life. It is a community where progress and growth are built on a strong foundation of history. Today, more than 25,000 people call Owatonna home. It is a community that boasts high average income and education levels. Owatonna is a safe, wholesome, mid-American small town whose residents are strong in character and devoted to family values. Pillsbury is close to Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes, and the big metropolitan twin cities.

Owatonna’s business community provides jobs for a diverse workforce. This town has more than 40 industrial firms and more than 500 retail, wholesale and professional firms supporting the town’s 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, and cross country and snowmobile trails.

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