St. Croix Academy

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

High school in the US
a group of international students smiling in front of their high school, what they think is the best place in the world!
  • Founded in


  • % of international students

    25 %

  • Average Class Size


  • Student/Teacher Ratio


  • ESL Offered


  • AP Courses


  • 20 minutes from Minneapolis.
  • Closest airport: Saint Paul International Airport

Why students ♥ St. Croix Academy 

Located just minutes from the heart of St. Paul and Minneapolis, students love the caring, family feel of the St. Croix community, with the opportunities of a big city. Combining rigorous academics with supportive instructors, and gives students access to a wide variety of activities, and access and guidance to the best universities.


AP Courses
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Language and Composition
  • Music Theory
  • US History
  • Psychology

Support Programs

  • ESL 1 : Grammar and Composition
  • ESL 1 : Language Arts
  • ESL 2 : Language Arts
  • ESL 2 : Grammar and Composition
  • Developmental Reading
  • Learning Resource Center

Foreign Languages

  • Mandarin, Chinese
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Latin
  • American Sign Language



Girls – Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Bowling, Basketball, Dance Team, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Softball Boys – American Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Bowling.


Clubs & Organizations


Math Team, Robotics Team, Speech Team, Esports, Mental Health Club, Student Council, Croixaliers (singing), Jazz Band, Dormitory RAs, Global Leadership Team, Student Ambassadors, New Friends, National Honor Society.


College Acceptance


Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Boston University, University of Washington, Pennsylvania State University, Carleton College, Rhode Island School of Design.

Housing and Dorms

The school offers on campus housing in a welcoming environment.

The 400 American students at St. Croix enjoy lifelong friendships with the 120 students who come from over 15 different nations and stay in the St. Croix Dorm. The new lakeside dorm is connected to the main school building, just five minutes from the St. Paul city center, and within walking distance of over 50 St. Paul shops and restaurants. Two students per room, students live in houses within the main dormitory, houses are divided by age and gender; each house has a kitchenette and study lounge. Each student room includes a desk, closet, and shared refrigerator. The large dormitory dining hall includes a game room and cooking area.  

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.