St. Croix Lutheran Academy

  • Since 1958, SCL has been preparing young people to be successful citizens in an ever-changing world.
  • As a Christian school, SCL takes great care in providing a Christ-centered, Bible-based education in a supportive community where students can grow spiritually, intellectually, and physically.
  • St. Croix Lutheran Academy is a global leader in Christian education, welcoming students in grades 6-12 from all backgrounds since 1958.
  • The culturally-diverse community includes students from the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, across the United States, and to date, from over 40 countries across five continents. Located on 30 acres overlooking Thompson Lake, the campus supports the mission of educating the total student spiritually, intellectually and physically. Here students will be part of a caring, supportive community where they will make new friends and discover their potential.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students500 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Croix Lutheran Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 2, AP Physics I, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History, STEM Capstone, STEM Computer Science, STEM Intro to Engineering, STEM Principles of Engineering
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVariable rate with payment options based on financial need.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMs. Hannah Schmiege
Admissions AssociateMrs. Amanda Tess


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Childrens Theatre, Drama Club, Future Business Leaders of America, International Mentor Club, Math Competitors, National Honor Society, Oakdale Jazz, One Act Play, Peer Helpers, Peer Leadership, Speech Team, Student Government, United Nations Forum, Video Editing, Worship Band, Youth in Government

Club or Organization:
New Friends, Robotics Team

School Notes

  • Middle School (gr. 6-8) and High School
  • Culterally Diverse, Christian Family Community
  • Experiential and College Prep Curriculums
  • Championship Co-Curriculars (over 50 opportunities)
  • Lakeside Dormitory for 150 Students (within walking distance of over 50 shops and restaurants)
  • A Place to Discover Lifelong Friends

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