American Admissions

Educating the total student - spiritually, intellectually, and physically - in a caring, Christian family community since 1958.

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Admissions Process

SCLA admissions staff introduce prospective students to their shadow.

Begin your SCLA journey by scheduling a tour or shadowing a student. Fill out the online application and financial aid application to get a head start on enrollment! When you make the decision to enroll your student, we make the process simple. 

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Tuition and Affordability

SCLA is an excellent educational value. Tuition is lower than most Twin Cities metro private schools and most USA private schools offering a similar educational experience. Contact an admissions associate for complete details and request an info packet

24-25 Tuition Rates

       Gr 6-8      Gr 9-12
2024-2025 American Total Tuition and Fees    $12,471     $14,705 
Tuition*    $11,740    $13,974
Application Fee (new students only, non-refundable)    $25    $25
Enrollment Fee (annual, non-refundable)    $450    $450
Tuition Management Fee (annual per family, non-refundable)    $56    $56
Activity Fee    $200    $200
American Room and Board (Optional)   **    $8,400
Residence Fee (annual, includes meals)        $8,400
Residence Deposit (non-refundable)        $200

*$500 discount for 2nd or subsequent students from the same family attending middle school or high school in the same school year.
**Room and board available for middle school students in select circumstances; contact an admissions associate to learn more.

Over $1 million in financial aid and scholarships is awarded annually.

We know that cost can be a barrier for some families, that's why we offer a variety of financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Our caring donors and permanent endowments help make a St. Croix Lutheran Academy education affordable. American families may apply for need-based tuition assistance at in tandem with their admissions application. We want you to have all the facts before you enroll!


Student Life

SCLA students visit the Korean table to sample food and learn about Korean culture at the biennial International Festival.

Providing excellent academics and activities goes hand in hand with a comfortable, safe learning environment. SCLA students are treated as family by caring, Christian teachers and staff. Students interact daily with a diverse population of students from the local community and around the world. SCLA's international students make up 25% of the student population, coming from over 15 countries worldwide.

We want to provide an ongoing Christian education experience for our kids. As our oldest daughter starts her college experience, it has been reassuring to know that she has a solid foundation for faith-based decision making and discernment. I love that my kids can be involved in a variety of activities. It’s also special they have friends from all over the world. - SCLA Parent

Fast Facts | Dormitory



Caring SCLA support student learning in the classroom, hallways, and co-curriculars.

SCLA’s Christian college-preparatory program has a reputation for excellence in a friendly and safe environment with supportive instructors. With a challenging curriculum and small class sizes, SCLA is an outstanding educational value. 

SCLA is the perfect size. The faculty is big enough that they can specialize and get really good at the things they do, but it still has a family atmosphere. - SCLA Parent

Faculty | Courses



SCLA employs a dedicated college guidance team and offers personal counseling to students and families who are struggling. In addition to our full-time pastors, we partner with Christian Family Solutions to offer spiritual and personal guidance when needed.


St. Croix is an amazing school. Teachers and staff are very supportive, and my son loves this school. - SCLA Parent  College Guidance 



SCLA football trains young men to demonstrate excellence on the field, in the classroom, and in life.

SCLA is committed to developing the total student – spiritually, intellectually, and physically. Students are encouraged to choose from and participate in a variety of activities, organizations, and service opportunities that foster growth and responsibility.

75% of SCLA students participate in at least one activity.  


Request Info

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

Schedule a Visit

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

Apply Now

Once all application documents are reviewed and your student is accepted, you will begin the enrollment process. 


360 Virtual Tour

Experience a 360 degree tour of campus from the comfort of your home.

Admissions Contacts

Anna Biedenbender

American Admissions Counselor

Nate Kallies

Principal, Admissions, Instructor, Coach

Bradley Essig

Middle School Director

Hannah Pankratz

Admissions Assistant

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