Culver Academies

Coordinates: 41°13′18″N 86°24′25″W / 41.22167°N 86.40694°W / 41.22167; -86.40694
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Culver Military Academy / Culver Girls Academy
1300 Academy Road No. 157

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United States
Coordinates41°13′18″N 86°24′25″W / 41.22167°N 86.40694°W / 41.22167; -86.40694
TypePrivate, Boarding
Established1894, 130 years ago
1971 (co-ed)
Head of SchoolsDouglas W. Bird
Commandant of CadetsColonel Michael Squires (US Army Ret.)[1]
Teaching staff108 (on a FTE basis)[4]
Enrollment830[2] (2021)
Student to teacher ratio7.7
Campus1,850 acres (7.5 km2)
44 buildings
Athletics19 Interscholastic Sports
Athletics conferenceIndependent
Endowment$540M (2022)[3]
Aerial image, 1930s

Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding school located in Culver, Indiana, which is composed of three entities: Culver Military Academy (CMA) for boys, Culver Girls Academy (CGA), and the Culver Summer Schools and Camps (CSSC). Culver Military Academy was founded in 1894 by Henry Harrison Culver.


Fields at the Academies, with buildings in the background

The Eugene C. Eppley Foundation donated the funds for three classroom buildings that comprise the Gignilliat Memorial Quadrangle.[6] Eppley Auditorium, built 65 years ago in 1959, seats 1,492 people. The new Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center consists of a scene shop, dance studio, and private dance studio.[7][8][9][10]

Culver Academies was expanded with the addition of the 47,000 sq. ft. Huffington Library on October 1, 1993. The building provides a southern terminus to the academic quadrangle while affording library patrons a view of Lake Maxinkuckee. It houses a collection of approximately 55,000 volumes and the academies' information technology resources.

Henderson Arena is home to Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy hockey teams.

On October 5, 2012, Culver dedicated the White-Devries Rowing Center for the men's and women's crew teams.[11]

Eppley Auditorium in the winter.

On February 9, 2022, it was announced that Culver Military Academy alumnus George Roberts '62 has donated $65 million to the construction of Roberts Residential Quadrangle that will replace the existing Main, North, and East barracks.[12]

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Culver Military Academy's Unique Military Structure".
  2. ^ "At a Glance - Culver Academies".
  3. ^ "At a Glance - Culver Academies".
  4. ^ "At a Glance - Culver Academies".
  5. ^ "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for CULVER ACADEMICS".
  6. ^ "Hotelman Eppley gives $1,400,000 to Culver". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 8, 1956. p. 23.
  7. ^ Taylor, R.M., Stevens, E.W. and Ponder, M.A. (1992) Indiana: A New Historical Guide. Indiana State Historical Society. p 563.
  8. ^ 1959 postcard. Retrieved 6/11/08.
  9. ^ 1960s postcard. Retrieved 6/11/08.
  10. ^ Dalstrom, H.A. "Eugene C. Eppley: His Life and Legacy." The Journal of American History 57:2 (1970): 468.
  11. ^ "Culver Academies Dedicates First World-Class Rowing Center in Indiana".
  12. ^ "Culver Academies gets $65 MILLION dollar donation".

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