St. Croix Academy

1200 Oakdale Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
Tel: 6514551521
  • 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.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
St. Croix AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19581910
Campus Size30 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment500 students300 students
% Students of Color
11%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
30%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Learn to represent yourself well.)
Casual
Average Class Size20 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:131:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$21,800
($13,300 boarding, fees. Insurance extra.)
$52,850
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$28,270
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
60%
55%
Director of AdmissionsDr. Jeff Lemke

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
CoursesAdvanced 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

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1923
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Clay Club, International Club, Math, Musical, National, Peer, Right, Speech, Student, Study, Technology, United, Youth

Arts and Music Programs:
Childrens, Drama Club, Honor, Jazz Club, One, Pep

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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
  • School 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.
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