Lower School General

Lower School Announcements & News

Paw Print

Read the latest Paw Print newsletter, click here.

School Calendar Change

To align with the revised school calendar of Stillwater Area Public Schools (ISD 834), the SCPA School Board voted to change the last day of school from June 1st to May 31st. For an adjusted school calendar, click here.

Homework Expectations

All St. Croix Prep students, with the exception of Kindergarten students, should expect daily homework.  St. Croix Prep intends to make homework purposeful and aligned with the goals of delivering a college preparatory education.  As a general homework guideline, Lower School students may receive between 20 minutes and 1 hour of homework per night.  These are only guidelines.  Homework should be completed in a quiet environment free from technology distractions.  In addition, these guidelines do not take into consideration critical times of the year (e.g. mid or end of quarter) when additional time may be needed for project completion or test preparation.  These average estimates do not consider individual student learning styles, needs, efficiencies, or family educational goals (e.g. grades, college/university aspirations, etc.).  In the event a student is experiencing more homework than these guidelines, please schedule a meeting with the appropriate teacher and/or contact the School Principal for a homework log.  For St. Croix Prep’s Homework Philosophy, click here.

Peer Tutoring

These tutoring sessions are used to focus on a specific area that needs improvement.  The tutors are volunteering their time to help meet your student’s goals. Click here to fill out a tutoring form.


YMCA Before & After School Care Programs

The YMCA School Age Care is available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with flexible three, four and five day options. All the information and registration can be found here. Additional resources – FAQ.


2016-2017 Educational Benefits

Application for 2016-2017 Educational Benefits can be found here. Questions, contact Nancy Reistad at 651-395-5994.


Bus Transportation Contact Information

ISD 834 (Stillwater Area Public Schools) provides our bus transportation.  They contract with MN Central School Bus to provide the buses and drivers.  The following contact information may be helpful if you have questions regarding registration, routing, and problem resolution.

The 2016-17 bus transportation form can be found here.

ISD 834 Bus Transportation Department 651-351-8377
MN Central School Bus 651-430-3311


Reading Well By Third Grade:  Local Literacy Plan

MN Statute 1208.12 states that a school district must adopt a local literacy plan to have every child reading at or above grade level no later than the end of grade 3.  This legislation is commonly referred to as “Reading Well by Third”.  For a copy of St. Croix Prep’s Reading Well by Third Grade: Local Literacy Plan, click SCPA Reading Well By 3rd Grade 2016.

Contact Information

For a complete listing of Lower School faculty, click here.  For a listing of other school administrative personnel, click here.

Lower School Principal
Joann Karetov
Lower School Office Manager
Sara Bodin

School Nurse
Candace Westlund
Phone Number : 651-395-5906
Fax Number : 651-395-5901
Email : nurse@stcroixprep.org