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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 500 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Croix Lutheran Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
500 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
St. Croix Lutheran Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Variable rate with payment options based on financial need.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Ms. Hannah Schmiege
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Amanda Tess



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
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
Profile last updated: 07/23/2020

School Reviews

St. Croix Lutheran is a terrific school with dedicated faculty, terrific academic and extracurricular programs, and first rate facilities. We couldn't be more please with the education our cildren are recieving and and the atmosphere at St. Croix Lutheran.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 500 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $10,098 for elementary schools and $17,705 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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