Fast Facts

SCLA offers...

  • A Christian, college preparatory education for grades 6-12 (middle school, gr. 6-8; high school, gr. 9-12)
  • A rich diversity of 500 students from the Twin Cities metro area, across the United States, and around the world
  • An international program of more than 100 students from across five continents
  • A student/teacher ratio of 13:1
  • An average class size of 20
  • A highly qualified staff - 70% hold master's degrees or higher
  • An average GPA of 3.4
  • An average composite ACT score of 25
  • A 99% graduation rate
  • A 95% of graduates continue to post-secondary studies
  • 23 MSHSL sports offerings
  • 50+ co-curricular, club, and service opportunities


  • Accredited by Minnesota Non-public School Accreditation Association (MNSAA)
  • Accredited by Cognia (formerly Advanced Ed)
  • Member of Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF)


  • Award-winning chapel used for daily student chapel services, music practice sessions, and special events
  • Front-of-school commons area
  • Secure entrance (safety features include timed entryways, surveillance cameras, a dedicated safety team, and non-disclosed assets.)
  • Comfortable classrooms with interactive whiteboard or smart TV technology
  • State-of-the-art science classrooms and equipment
  • Dedicated band, choral, and practice rooms
  • Digital media arts room.
  • Two dedicated visual arts classrooms for drawing, painting, sculpting, and ceramics
  • 350-seat auditorium for drama, musical, and special events
  • Athletic facilities — Outdoor Crusader stadium (soccer, football, track), a three-court gymnasium with home and visitor seating, baseball and softball fields and dugouts, tennis courts, and numerous soccer and football practice fields.
  • Modern, secure on-campus dormitory for long-distance and international students
  • Student common area used as a cafeteria, gathering place for students, and special events area
  • Library media center for student study hall and research resources
  • Chromebooks for the middle school
  • Bring-your-own-device program for the high school
  • High-speed wireless connectivity

Rental Opportunities: Interested in renting an SCLA facility? Contact Phil Bunkowske at

As a Christian school, SCLA takes great care in providing a Christ-centered, Bible-based education in a supportive community where students can grow spiritually, intellectually, and physically. 

SCLA High School Graduation cap toss

St. Croix Lutheran Academy is the global leader in Christian education, welcoming students in grades 6-12 from all backgrounds since 1958.


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