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Number of Students

440 (20% international)



ESL Programs

St. Croix Lutheran High School

Private Boarding School – West St. Paul , Minnesota

St. Croix Lutheran High School is a university preparation school for students in grades 6 – 12 with a reputation for being an excellent value encompassed in an extremely friendly and safe environment. While the academic standards are high, St. Croix supports its coed students through a full ESL program with a full time international advisor to assist with the needs of the international students. Because the school enrollment is 430 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 is recognized by the State of Minnesota Department of Education and accredited by the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association.

Students have opportunities for a variety of experiences in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Professional sporting events, theaters, museums, downtown Minneapolis, the state Capitol and the Mall of America are just a few of the choices. Within walking distance of the campus are shops of over fifty varieties, including ethnic restaurants of over seven varieties and four major department and electronic stores. The nearby downtown St. Paul hosts the state Capitol and an award winning Science Museum with Imax Theater. A twenty-minute drive results in a visit to downtown Minneapolis with the internationally acclaimed Guthrie Theatre and Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Dormitories and School Residences
The campus is located five minutes from downtown St. Paul and twenty minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport 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

Other Services Offered:

  • Academic progress reports
  • Airport transfer and greeting service
  • Airport transfer service
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • Orientation service upon arrival
  • Social progress reports

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

Cornell 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

ACT Average:

University Acceptance Rate:

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

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