Academics

Middle School (gr. 6-8) | High School (gr. 9-12) 

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SCL is a fully accredited educational institution serving students in grades 6-12. 

Middle School

Parents seeking information specific to their student(s) use Educate by TADS (schedules, grades, and more) and the website Parent/Student Portal found at the top of this page for forms, calendars, and other school-wide resources.

The middle school (grades 6-8) fosters a caring, Christian community of active learners and explorers. Utilizing a collaborative learning environment including study groups and experiences outside of the classroom, a SCL middle school education is designed to encourage students to define themselves and explore the world.

Academic planning is designed to meet the individual needs of each child. Using placement testing, students are grouped by ability and given the opportunity to take high-school-level math, literature, and world language courses during their middle school years. In addition, students enjoy taking engineering, science, U.S. history, art, music, and more. Small class sizes and our highly trained, caring teachers are prepared to challenge each child to new levels of success.

The teachers of St. Croix Lutheran Academy's middle school emphasize exploratory, experiential, and innovative education to foster a love of lifelong learning. Educational opportunities that happen outside of the middle school classrooms include:

The combination of technology and thoughtful, caring teachers has revolutionized the classroom experience. Web-based tools such as handheld clickers, Chromebooks, interactive whiteboards and smart TVs create interactive classrooms that allow teachers an up-to-the-minute glimpse at students’ understanding of the material, all while holding the attention of the curious middle school mind. SCL’s campus is 100% WiFi accessible, and each middle school student is assigned a Chromebook loaded with Google Apps for use during the school year. 

Contact Principal Nate Kallies to schedule a tour.

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High School

Parents seeking information specific to their student(s) use Educate by TADS (schedules, grades, and more) and the website Parent/Student Portal found at the top of this page for forms, calendars, and other school-wide resources

The high school (grades 9-12) offers a college-preparatory curriculum during a two-semester school year. Students take core classes to meet graduation requirements and participate in a variety of electives. With courses in basic, accelerated and advanced placement, 27 college credit offerings, academic teams, and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, our students are well prepared for their post-secondary education. They consistently score above the Minnesota state average on the ACT and SAT college placement exams, and ninety-five percent of SCL graduates pursue college or university degrees. 

SCL's highly-qualified instructors partner with parents to develop students spiritually, intellectually, and physically – giving them the tools they need to succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond. Nearly seventy percent (70%) of the teaching staff hold advanced degrees. The student-to-teacher ratio is 13 to 1 and the average class size is 20.

Contact Principal Ric Gibson to schedule a tour.

Take time to consider all that SCL has to offer your student including a caring Christian community, challenging academics that include experiential trips, and outstanding co-curricular opportunities.

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Afton Sobasky, Class of 2014, D1 Scholarship Athlete, Bradley University
" Practices start with a devotion, always reminding me who I ultimately play for, and games start and end with prayer. "
- Afton '14