Student Life

SCLA students experience a respectful, inclusive environment that fosters learning, personal growth, and friendship. 

Teachers instill values in students so that when they graduate, they will be:

  • Committed to a life of service
  • Motivated to use their God-given gifts
  • Critical and creative thinkers
  • Life-long learners
  • Effective communicators
  • Compassionate citizens
  • Well-rounded individuals 

American and international students interact in the halls of SCLA.
SCLA applied technologies practices woodworking.
SCLA students work in the video recording arts studio on green screen.
SCLA smiling diverse female high school friends with arms around shoulders.
Male and female student interact  at lockers.
SCLA science rooms are equipped with modern tools and highly qualified staff.
International students works on laptop with American flag keyboard.
SCLA high school student, pencil in hand, concentrates on her work.
Religion instructor Paul Weihing teaches the truths of the Bible.
Students in Classroom Females using Electronics for Class
Foods class students mug for the camera.
Students in Classroom Colorful Background
SCLA smiling diverse female high school friends with arms around shoulders.
Visual arts instructor Lucas Boehm teaches drawing.
High school students walking down hallway past lockers.
USA and Brazil Students Holding Flags
SCLA middle school science classroom.
SCLA middle school female student speaks at concert.
SCLA middle school principal Nate Kallies works student-level with students.
Brazilian Group at 2019 International Festival
SCLA pep band students from around the world.
SCLA visual recording arts instructor Chris Maki teachers students to use a drone.
Brazilian Group Serving Food at 2019 International Festival
Middle school instructor Sarah Kuschel works with a student at his level.
SCLA international and American mentors mug for camera.
Playful female middle school track students sitting on grass laughing.
Large group of excited middle school students in gym.
Diverse middle school females are friends.
Smiling international middle school student.
SCLA middle student in class with Chromebook.
SCLA students enjoy well-rounded, healthy meals.
Female dorm roommates laugh together.
SCLA dorm students enjoy the activity center playing ping pong and other games.
SCLA female international and American dorm students mug for camera.
St. Croix Lutheran Academy students attend a Twins baseball outing as part of dorm programming.

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.


Students in hallway