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2015 Summer Camps Announced

This summer, your child will develop their passion for art and explore various mediums with professional artists; delve into Spanish language and culture; and learn about sustainable organic farming and prairie management. Students will also experience a traditional summer day camp program that instills the values of community, cooperation, responsibility, and independence. Scattergood's 126 acre campus and farm is the setting for campers to enjoy games, recreation, and friendship.

"Heads Up" from Thomas and Christine

For nearly 125 years, Scattergood has been an inclusive, student-centered, inquiry-based and project-centered educational program adhering to Quaker principles of faith and practice.Heads of School 2014

The School Committee's recent report to Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) has challenged all of us who love and care about Scattergood's mission to take notice, to commit and invest in its future.  Scattergood is a way of life we can point to as a possibility for all. The school has continued to offer an excellent education for many who could not otherwise afford this private education and has been strongly committed to providing the financial means for students accepted to the program.

During the annual meeting for IYM(C), we were asked by the School Committee to realign duties for the coming school year.

Great Climate March and Monarch Moves Come to Scattergood on August 21, 2014!

Great March for Climate Action logoOn August 21st, members of the Great March for Climate Action, a group of dedicated individuals undertaking a 3,000-mile journey by foot to Washington, D.C., will march 12 miles from Iowa City to Scattergood Friends School in West Branch for an evening of fellowship, food, farm work, and monarch butterfly habitat renewal. Learn more at!

PFI to premiere Map of My Kingdom play at Scattergood on July 12


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The premiere of the play Map of My Kingdom, commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa poet laureate Mary Swander, will be performed at Scattergood Friends School on Saturday, July 12.  Admission is $10, which includes a light supper at 6 p.m., the play at 7 p.m. and a discussion following the performance. Please RSVP to Lauren Zastrow by Wednesday, July 9 at or (515) 232-5661. Admission is $10.

For a full description of the play and more information about Practical Farmers of Iowa,

Reunion Photos and Updates: Classes of 1945-1955 and 1995-2000

 "We are exploring together. We are cultivating a garden together, backs to the sun." -Parker J. Palmer

Matching Gift Announced!

Annual Fund thermometer May 2014Admission to Scattergood is based solely on student qualifications. Financial need is not a consideration.  When we admit a student, we strive to finance that student.

This year 67% of our students required financial aid.  Our Annual Fund bridges the gap to ensure that students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds can learn and grow at Scattergood.

Scattergood's School Committee, Foundation, and Trustees invite YOU  to help us meet our goal of funding tuition assistance for this school year.  
Members from each of these groups have personally pledged to match new gifts of every dollar you give, up to $10,000.

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Scattergood students receive Excellence in Education awards

Scattergood Friends School students were among the honorees at the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce's 17th annual Excellence in Education awards ceremony on April 23.

Class of 2014 College Acceptances Announced

Scattergood Class of 2014 - Seniors Congratulations to Scattergood Class of 2014! 100% of these graduating seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities, including...


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