SCL Shares Secrets of a Successful International School

Published Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:45am

Public Service Announcement – For Immediate Release
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
1200 Oakdale Avenue
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Contact: Kristina Lewerenz, Communications Director
P. 651-455-1521

SCL Shares Secrets of a Successful International School

June 23, 2015, West St. Paul, Minnesota Over 40 educators and school leaders from around the country traveled to St. Croix Lutheran High School and Middle School on Thursday and Friday, June 18 and 19 to gain insight about how to run a successful international program. Led by SCL Admissions Director, Dr. Jeff Lemke, the two-day seminar was held in St. Croix Lutheran’s stunning new dormitory, one-of-a-kind in the metro area. Topics of the comprehensive seminar included Visa/SEVIS/best practices, ESL placement/curriculum/training, cultural integration, health issues international students’ face, registration, and more. Special guest speakers were Julie Rabaey, U.S. Immigration and Customs; Mr. Bob Stableski, NAFSA; and Mrs. Julie Kim, International Agent.

For more information about St. Croix Lutheran’s international program, please contact Dr. Jeff Lemke at (651) 455-1521, ext. 123 or

About St. Croix Lutheran
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 is a private Christian middle school and high school located in West St. Paul, MN. Established in 1958, the school offers a full rang e of academic courses in English, mathematics, the sciences, business life skills, religion, the fine arts, world languages, social studies, and physical education. Accelerated and advanced placement courses are offered to ensure that students are well prepared for post-secondary education. 95% of SCL graduates pursue additional education at the university or college level after graduation. The school offers 23 interscholastic sports as a member of the Tri Metro Conference. In addition to athletics, students have opportunities to participate in drama, music, and leadership programs. SCL’s new on-site 152-bed dormitory is scheduled to open in May 2015.


Dr. Jeff Lemke answers questions regarding international program development.
Guest speaker Julie Rabaey, U.S. Immigration and Customs, explains international student regulations.

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Nick Krueger, Class of 2005, Georgetown University of Foreign Affairs
" Students who graduate from St. Croix have received a very well-rounded education and are prepared to continue learning anywhere. "
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