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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 / Culver Girls Academy
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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; -86.40694Coordinates: 41°13′18″N 86°24′25″W / 41.22167°N 86.40694°W / 41.22167; -86.40694
TypePrivate, Boarding
Established1894, 125 years ago
1971 (co-ed)
Head of SchoolsDoug Bird
Teaching staff99.0 (on a FTE basis)
Enrollment809 (2015–16)
Student to teacher ratio8.2
Campus1,850 acres (7.5 km2)
44 buildings
Athletics19 Interscholastic Sports
Athletics conferenceIndependent


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.[2] Eppley Auditorium, built 60 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.[3][4][5][6]

The ethos of the Culver Academies was augmented with the dedication of the 47,000 sq. ft. Huffington Library on October 1, 1993. Physically, 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, with it, the latest in information technology.

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, a world class facility for the men's and women's crew teams.[7]

Eppley Auditorium in the winter.

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  2. ^ "Hotelman Eppley gives $1,400,000 to Culver". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 8, 1956. p. 23.
  3. ^ Taylor, R.M., Stevens, E.W. and Ponder, M.A. (1992) Indiana: A New Historical Guide. Indiana State Historical Society. p 563.
  4. ^ 1959 postcard. Retrieved 6/11/08.
  5. ^ 1960s postcard. Retrieved 6/11/08.
  6. ^ Dalstrom, H.A. "Eugene C. Eppley: His Life and Legacy." The Journal of American History 57:2 (1970): 468.
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  8. ^ Matthew Reonas, Once Proud Princes: Planters and Plantation Culture in Louisiana's Northeast Delta, From the First World War Through the Great Depression, pp. 264, 271 (PDF). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University PhD dissertation, December 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 21, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: YACHT RACING; Don't Tell Dennis Conner", The New York Times, July 15, 1992. Retrieved February 14, 2008. "The America's Cup defender, BILL KOCH, capsized a sailboat on Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Ind., last weekend while racing students at Culver Academy, where he graduated in the 1950s."
  10. ^ "Walter F. O'Malley, Leader of Dodgers' Move to Los Angeles, Dies at 75; Unqualified Success", The New York Times, August 10, 1979.

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