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Number of Students

440 (20% international)



ESL Programs

St. Croix Lutheran High School

Private Boarding School – West St. Paul , Minnesota

Saint Croix Lutheran High School, founded in 1958, is dedicated to maintaining the highest in academic standards. This private parochial high school provides challenging college prep curriculum that gives special attention to international students through ESL programs and full-time international advisors. At Saint Croix all students have the opportunity to achieve success in a friendly and caring environment that offers a wide variety of programs.

On campus students have access to an award-winning chapel music performance space, a full gymnasium, a soccer/football stadium, a rubber track, a baseball/softball diamond, a weight room, tennis courts, cross country paths to the Mississippi River, a video arts lab, and science laboratories. Saint Croix is also just a short walk to over 50 boutiques, shops, and restaurants.

Sports and Arts
About 75% of students participate in at least one sport. Saint Croix competes in 24 different sports inter-scholastically. In addition, many students choose to join one of Saint Croix’s performing arts groups, like the Snow Fest Talent Show..

Dormitories and Student Life
The campus is located five minutes from downtown Saint Paul on thirty acres overlooking Lake Thompson. The on- campus student residences are fully equipped with double room dormitories, a full cafeteria, laundry, computer lab and a professional student life staff; and they are a short walk to the gymnasium, workout room, music rooms, classrooms and student commons.

The City of West St. Paul borders the City of St. Paul. The two cities offer international high school students an abundance of culturally fun activities in and around St. Croix.

Area population: 20,000
City website: City of West St. Paul

Starting Dates
New students traditionally arrive around Mid-August.

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Late May

School Facts

Teachers with Advanced degrees


Student Population


Number of Students

440 (20% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

30 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • Ceramics
  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Lettering and Printmaking
  • Painting and Sculpture

AP Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Physics B
  • Psychology


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Band
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Business Club
  • Drama
  • Honor Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Model United Nations
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Leadership
  • Student Newspaper
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Youth in Government

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Boston College, Cornell University, Columbia College, Clark University, Carnegie Mellon University, Florida Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Indiana University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Marquette University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Pepperdine University, Purdue University, Syracuse University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Iowa, University of Texas, University of Washington, University of Notre Dame, University of San Francisco, University of California, University of Colorado, Wheaton College, Washington State UniversityCornell University, Harvard, University of San Francisco, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Drake University, Boston College, University of California - Los Angeles, Wheaton College, University of Colorado, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame, Ohio University, Washington State University, Purdue University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Iowa, University of California - Santa Cruz, University of Texas, Columbia College, Clark University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Washington, Pepperdine University, Marquette University, Indiana University, Syracuse University, Pennsylvania State University

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Closest International and Local Airports: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
For Details Visit Website:   St. Croix Lutheran High School

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