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International Boarding School Students Academic Options

International Boarding School Students sitting on front stairs of Pillsbury College Prep

International Boarding School Student Academic Options

International boarding school at Pillsbury College Prep provides a great cultural experience for all students. Students and instructors come from all over the United States and around the world. Read the Welcome Letter from Owatonna Mayor, Tom Kunz to Pillsbury College Prep international students.

Pillsbury College Prep provides English as a Second Language to its international boarding school student population to help ensure the best possible transition and learning experience. International students can board at Pillsbury College Prep from grades 6 – 12. International students are only allowed by the federal government to attend one year at a public high school. The remaining years, the international student can participate in our private school study options.  Students can also board at PCP for the first two years of college while they are attending Riverland Community College/Mankato State University.

Dual Diploma

International boarding school students may attend Pillsbury College Prep for ESL and academic classes. Students can  complete U.S required credits during the summer or the school year to receive a dual diploma, one from their home country and one from our American school. College credits and high school credits can also be earned while in high school. Groups who are interested in more information on our Dual Diploma program, please contact Pillsbury College Prep at 507-214-2200, or email:

English as a Second Language Summer Program

Students who are interested in the Summer English as a Second Language (ESLA) summer program at Riverland’ s Owatonna Campus, can receive more detailed information here:
ESLA Summer College Prep

College Opportunities

Boarding school students can qualify for acceptance into Riverland Community College. Students can continue to board at Pillsbury College Prep for the first two years of college. Students can then qualify for Minnesota State University – Mankato, or apply to other colleges in the U.S.

International Boarding School Student Tuition and Fees

International Boarding School Students have two academic choices, a public school or private school option.
International Boarding School Students – Full-Time  —- $26,000 first year, $23,000 each subsequent year
Includes academic studies, room, board and campus after-class activities for nine and a half months.

The administration has endeavored to include all costs in the above figures. Certain unforeseen costs may arise. Extra costs for expensive sports such as competitive cheer, ice hockey, etc. would cost additional, and we would notify parents ahead of time. Prices do not include Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break trips or travel program trips that may be offered during breaks.

Pillsbury College Prep Boarding School Activities