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American Admissions

St. Croix Lutheran Academy is a private Christian school that enrolls 500 students in middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12), including local, out-of-state, and over 100 international students from more than 15 countries around the world. About 150 students are housed in SCLA's modern on-campus dormitory

American students come from the Twin Cities metro area and across the United States. All students enjoy the inclusive, diverse Christian family community as well as the many unique opportunities that a private school offers. Caring, skilled teachers, coaches, and staff invest their time and talents in the betterment of all SCLA students. The education students receive is exceptional - spiritually, physically, and academically.

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99% Graduation Rate

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65% Receive Scholarships

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13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio

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50+ Clubs and Activities

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15+ Countries

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70% of Teachers With Advanced Degrees

The fine arts classrooms and new entryway feature 87 windows to the exterior.

The fine arts classrooms and new entryway feature 87 windows to the exterior. Like the chapel, the new spaces bring abundant light into the building for the students..

The new entrance is updated with enhanced security features.

The new entrance is updated with enhanced security features.

The new commons area provides a place for students to gather while enjoying a view of the outdoors.

The new commons area provides a place for students to gather while enjoying a view of the outdoors.

Hallways are designated as one-way, and student locker visits alternate by odd/even numbered lockers.

Hallways are designated as one-way, and student locker visits alternate by odd/even numbered lockers.

SCLA spacious hallways and large lockers.

Students appreciate the spacious hallways and large lockers.

No-touch thermal thermometers, hand sanitizing stations, and safety protocols are installed throughout the school.

No-touch thermal thermometers, hand sanitizing stations, and safety protocols are installed throughout the school.

Paper towels and safe sanitizing agents are used in every classroom after every set.

Paper towels and safe sanitizing agents are used in every classroom after every set.

During the pandemic, choir students are well spaced in the classroom. The choir room has a capacity for over 100 students.

During the pandemic, choir students are well spaced in the classroom. The choir room has a capacity for over 100 students.

The fine arts addition features six practice rooms for students including four for solo work.

The fine arts addition features six practice rooms for students including four for solo work.

Students are well spaced in classrooms.

Students are well spaced in classrooms.

Teacher assisting student with learning.

Caring teachers provide one-on-one attention when needed.

Students are well-spaced in classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students are well-spaced in classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCLA Applied Technologies students use a laser router.

Students in Applied Technologies are given hands-on experience with digital and mechanical tools.

Art students gain proficiency in drawing, sculpture, and ceramics at SCLA.

Art students gain proficiency in drawing, sculpture, and ceramics at SCLA.

Director John Fenske leads the band during a Christmas concert.

Award winning director John Fenske is passionate about his craft and leads the SCLA band to receive highest rankings at the state competition.

The spacious band room features seating for over 70 students, secure instrument storage, and play-back technology.

The spacious band room features seating for over 70 students, secure instrument storage, and playback technology. During the pandemic, wood and vinyl dividers are used to inhibit the spread of the germs.

Practice room is two is designed for a small ensemble.

Practice rooms 1 and 2 are designed for small ensembles.

SCLA Choir and band members play at a concert.

Choral and band students combine during several concerts each year.

Biology students explore creation/evolution, ecology, aquatics, genetics, anatomy, and energy.

Biology students explore creation/evolution, ecology, aquatics, genetics, anatomy, and energy.

The biology classroom is full of color and inspiration.

SCLA classrooms are designed to inspire students.

The SCLA chemistry classroom is fully stocked with laboratory and safety equipment.

The SCLA chemistry classroom is fully stocked with laboratory and safety equipment.

The SCLA Commons is decorated with flags representing the countries of students who are attending currently or in the past.

The SCLA Commons serves as a cafeteria, work space, and meeting area for the diverse community of students.

No-touch SCLA food service is provided.

During the pandemic, no-touch SCLA food service is provided.

Students are seated 6 feet apart at lunch.

During the pandemic, students are seated 6 feet apart at lunch.

The SCLA auditorium seats up to 350 people and is used for drama productions and special events.

The SCLA auditorium seats up to 350 people and is used for drama productions and special events.

SCLA gymnsasium.

The SCLA gym floor was replaced in 2019. New bleachers were installed in 2020.

SCLA lakeside dormitory

The SCLA lakeside dormitory houses 150 international and domestic students and is within walking distance of over 50 shops and restaurants.

Standard SCLA dorm rooms are designed for two occupants and include a bed, desk, chair, closet, and storage.

Standard SCLA dorm rooms are designed for two occupants and include a bed, desk, chair, closet, and storage. Learn more at StCroixLutheran.org/Dorm

Students in the SCLA dorm  food serving line.

Fresh food and snacks are provided daily by SCLA's head chef and dormitory kitchen staff. Students eat lunch in the commons cafeteria during the regular school day. Learn more at StCroixLutheran.org/dorm

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We will send you an info packet and follow up with you within a week. 

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Schedule a personalized online or on-campus visit with your admissions counselor.

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Once all information and the application fee is received, we will confirm or deny your enrollment. 

Note: Financial aid and scholarship applications are due March 12.

Admissions Contacts

Anna Biedenbender

Domestic Admissions Counselor

Amanda Tess

Admissions Coordinator, International Registrar, Guidance Office Assistant

Richard Gibson

High School Principal, Domestic Admissions, Instructor

Nate Kallies

Middle School Principal, Domestic Admissions, Instructor, Coach

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