Fast Facts


99% Graduation Rate


Over $1 Million in Aid


13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio


50+ Clubs and Activities


15+ Countries


Over 60% of Teachers With Advanced Degrees


10 AP Courses

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Statement of Faith

SCLA offers a caring, Christ-centered education and is governed by the SCLA association, a group of partner churches and schools affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS).  The WELS statement of faith can be found here: What We Believe – WELS

Overview of SCLA

  • 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 - over 60% 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 Minndependent


  • Award-winning chapel used for daily student chapel services, music practice sessions, and special events
  • Secure entrance (safety features include timed entryways, surveillance cameras, a dedicated safety team, and non-disclosed assets) and atrium
  • Comfortable classrooms with interactive whiteboard or smart TV technology
  • Four dedicated science labs and equipment
  • Dedicated band, choral, and practice rooms
  • Digital media arts studio
  • Two dedicated visual arts classrooms for drawing, painting, sculpting, and ceramics
  • 350-seat renovated auditorium for drama, musical, and special events includes high-tech sound and light functionality
  • Athletic facilities — Outdoor Crusader stadium (soccer, football, track), a three-court gymnasium with home and visitor seating, baseball and softball fields with dugouts, tennis courts, and three outdoor practice fields suitable for football and soccer.
  • Modern, secure on-campus dormitory for long-distance domestic and international students
  • Student common area used as a cafeteria, gathering place for students, and special events area
  • Library media center
  • Chromebooks are provided for middle school students
  • Bring-your-own-device program for high school students
  • Updated 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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