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 (2022)

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

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
500 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
St. Croix Lutheran Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
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
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Variable rate with payment options based on financial need.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Admissions Director
Ms. Hannah Schmiege
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Amanda Tess

Sports

Extracurriculars

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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jacob '08 - Johns Hopkins Medical School Graduate and Multiple Awards as a Concert Vocalist
    • Thao '10 - Scholarship covering 87% of university costs and 100% of medical costs. Multiple awards in service, Vietnam.
    • Daniel '99 - Valedictorian, Cornell University, Senior Business Executive at Capital One
    • Megan '09 - Chulalongkorn University, Multiple awards in art and photography.
    • Dan '05 - Speaker, Presenter and Analyst at JP Morgan Financial.
Source: Verified school update

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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 (2022)

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

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