St. Croix Academy

1200 Oakdale Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
St. Croix is a university preparation school for students in grades 6 to 12 with a reputation for being an excellent value encompassed in a very friendly and safe environment.
While the academic standards are high, St. Croix supports its coed students through a full ESL program and with a full time international adviser to assist with the needs of the international students.
Because the school enrollment is 500 students, the school is large enough to offer a wide variety of both curricular offerings and after school activities and still small enough to allow students a chance to participate in activities of their choice.
St. Croix prepares students for some of the best colleges and universities in the United States.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $23,099
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $14,499
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Croix Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
St. Croix Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1958
1906
Campus Size
30 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
500 students
320 students
% Students of Color
11%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
30%
67%
Average SAT Score
1310
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
25
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Learn to represent yourself well
Casual
Average Class Size
20 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$23,099
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$14,499
$35,000
Tuition international students
$41,700
$57,260
Summer Program Cost
$2,400
(English class and activities in the area. Available to groups of students w/ chaperone or to incoming St. Croix students. )
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
60%
60%
Director of Admissions
Ms. Hannah Schmiege

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
Advanced Writing, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Calculus A, AP Calculus B, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, College Introduction to Fiction, Introduction to Engineering and Design, Principles of Engineering

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
18
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
International Leadership Team, Math Team, Model United Nations, Musical, National Honor Society, Peer Mentors, Robotics, Speech Team, Student Council, Technology Club, Youth in Goverment

Arts and Music Programs:
Chidren's Theater, Film/Video Committee, Honor Choir, Jazz Band, Pep Band, String Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Clay Target Club

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Challenging Academic Program with Excellent Teaching Staff to Assist Students
  • Wide Variety of Extracuricular Activities
  • Special International Mentoring Programs
  • Weekly Activities in nearby downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • Close to the MSP International Airport
  • Beautiful dormitory for secondary students overlooking a lake with media center, entertainment room, dining room and game room. 
  • Excellent choices of food with American and International selections
  • Assistance for high school students as they apply for Universities
  • An Exceptional Value for a Reasonable Investment
  • St. Croix Academy accreditations: State of Minnesota and United States Government
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jacob '08 - Johns Hopkins Medical School Graduate and Multiple Awards as a Concert Vocalist
    • Thao '10 - Scholarship covering 87% of university costs and 100% of medical costs. Multiple awards in service, Vietnam.
    • Daniel '99 - Valedictorian, Cornell University, Senior Business Executive at Capital One
    • Megan '09 - Chulalongkorn University, Multiple awards in art and photography.
    • Dan '05 - Speaker, Presenter and Analyst at JP Morgan Financial.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Croix Academy cost?
St. Croix Academy's tuition is approximately $23,099 for boarding students and $14,499 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Croix Academy?
The acceptance rate of St. Croix Academy is 60%, which is equal to the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from St. Croix Academy?
St. Croix Academy famous alumni include: Jacob '08, Thao '10, Daniel '99, Megan '09 and Dan '05.
What sports does St. Croix Academy offer?
St. Croix Academy offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Does St. Croix Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Croix Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is St. Croix Academy's ranking?
St. Croix Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Least expensive tuition.
When is the application deadline for St. Croix Academy?
The application deadline for St. Croix Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $23,099
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $14,499
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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