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 2018-2019 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. 

St. Croix Prep Marathon 2018


We are excited to host our first St. Croix Prep Marathon in our new Prep Athletic Stadium!

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.

Click here for more information.

Construction on Stagecoach Trail Continues

Washington County construction on Stagecoach Trail will continue until near the end of September.   This phase of the project on Stagecoach stretches from County Road 14 and runs just south of Miller Excavating’s main driveway.  Stagecoach Trail will only be open to northbound AND southbound traffic during the week of August 20th.  The repair to the front of St. Croix Prep’s entrance and the installation of the stoplight should be completed by the end of September.  Thank you for your patience. Please allow for additional time for arrival and departure during this time.

Washington County has provided a detour map to help with traffic flow.  Click here to view the map.  Washington County has turned off the stop lights at our entry and installed a four-way stop.  Click here for up to date information on the project.

St. Croix Prep Joins the Skyline Conference in 2019-2020

St. Croix Prep will join the new eight team Skyline Conference at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.  The new conference will include Athletics, Activities, and Fine Arts.  For a complete press release, click here.

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.

2018 School Digger Ratings

St. Croix Prep is ranked #1 out of 440 schools for best Minnesota District Ranking.  St. Croix Prep has maintained this ranking for the past three years.

Lower School is ranked #2 out of 847 schools

Middle School is ranked #3 out of 518 schools

Upper School is ranked #2 out of 494 schools

St. Croix Prep Students Excel in MCA Test Scores

Once again, St. Croix Prep students excelled in the 2017-2018 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 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

St. Croix Preparatory Academy will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 23 to discuss the history, mission, philosophy and educational objectives of the School.  The meetings will be held at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria.  Click here for enrollment information.