Welcome to St. Croix Prep

St. Croix Preparatory Academy is a K-12 charter school that opened in the Stillwater area in the fall of 2004. The school opened with grades K-7 and has experienced tremendous growth, now serving nearly 1,200 students in grades K-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. Located on 59 acres of land, St. Croix Preparatory Academy’s educational philosophy is based on the classical methodology of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, an educational philosophy proven to achieve outstanding academic results.

St. Croix Preparatory Academy will develop each student’s academic potential,
personal character, 
and leadership qualities through an academically rigorous
and content rich educational program grounded in a classical tradition. 

2017 All-School Marathon – October 18, 2017

Marathon Day is not only a great day filled with outdoor activity and community building, we also use this event to close the funding gap between our school and other Stillwater public schools.  St. Croix Prep does not receive any of the local tax levy that the local district receives.  This “gap” amounts to over $1.5 million per year.  For the sake of our students we must work together to close this funding gap.

This year’s Marathon goal is $100,000.  Over the past six years, this event has raised over $525,000 for academics at St. Croix Prep.  Purchases made possible through funds raised include: mobile computer labs, textbooks, classroom literature, built-in cabinets for the Lower School, SMART Boards, student scholarships and field trips.  Funds raised this year will go towards the purchase of 200 new Chromebooks, Middle School science textbooks and the remaining built-in cabinets for SCPA classrooms.

The St. Croix Prep Marathon is the only event that includes every student and staff member.  We set a goal for each student to raise $65, and offer a Marathon T-shirt as a thank you for this generous contribution.  Students raising above the $65 donation are eligible for additional prizes.  Students and staff will raise funds through the day of the race, October 18.  As a result of our exciting new athletic facilities development project, the Marathon will be held off-site at the Washington County Fairgrounds.  Students will participate in an opening ceremony, run a portion of the Marathon, enjoy a picnic lunch, plays some outdoor and indoor games and conclude with closing ceremonies.

We invite you to support the students of St. Croix Prep today!  To donate, enter the Event Website  – To donate to a specific student, type their name or their team’s name in the search area.

Thank you very much for your support!

In the News

Senior Exit Interviews

Reward School

Once again, Lower and Middle Schools received Reward School status through the Minnesota Department of Education!  Reward Schools represent the highest performing schools (top 15%) utilizing Title 1 funding as a part of their programming.  For the sixth year in a row, SCPA’s Middle School was designated as a Reward School. For the third year, SCPA’s Lower School was designated as a Reward School.


2017 School Digger Ratings

St. Croix Prep is ranked #1 out of 441 schools for best Minnesota District Ranking

Lower School is ranked #3 out of 848 schools

Middle School is ranked #4 out of 511 schools

Upper School is ranked #5 out of 441 schools

To learn more, click here.


St. Croix Prep Students Excel in MCA Test Scores

Once again, St. Croix Prep students excelled in the 2016-2017 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA).  The reading, math, and science proficiency scores rank St. Croix Prep as one of Minnesota’s highest performing schools.  St. Croix Prep’s proficiency percentages:

St. Croix Prep 83.1 88.6 82.6
State Average 58.7 60.2 54.2


St. Croix Prep Most Challenging

St. Croix Prep’s Upper School ranked most challenging high school in Minnesota by the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High School listing.


St. Croix Prep Voted Best Public School

Stillwater Gazette and ECM Media Group Readers Choice Award for 2016 voted St. Croix Prep as the best public school in the east metro.


Informational Meeting

The next Informational Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 pm

St. Croix Preparatory Academy will hold an informational meetings on the history, mission, philosophy and educational objectives of the School.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  For enrollment information, click here.