Award Year: 2021

St. Croix Preparatory Academy Middle School

4620 Stagecoach Trail N
Stillwater, MN, 55082-1197

(651) 395-5919

Ms. Wanda Renner, Principal at time of Nomination

Amy Kleinboehl, Current Principal

Charter School

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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 classic tradition.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Where the joy of learning is obvious.

Where the joy of learning is obvious.

St. Croix Preparatory Academy is a K-12 charter school with around 1,200 students located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Our school is split up into three divisions: lower (K-4), middle (5-8), and upper (9-12). We combine classical education with a culture of character. This small community allows us to create a supportive learning environment where students can build relationships with their teachers throughout their K-12 education. Our school community partners with families who are truly invested in their children's education. Teachers are furiously passionate about meeting students where they are, while still upholding high expectations and rigor. We believe students can meet the goals we set for them when given the proper scaffolding and support.

The middle school focuses on providing a teaching and learning environment to students based on the logic stage in the Trivium. We believe that art and music are fundamental to student learning. Each student explores the written language through Latin, Language, and Logic. Students read a series of Canon books as they explore different writing styles across genres. The Canon paired with core classes provides students with an educational learning opportunity to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This classical model focuses on providing students with lifelong educational tools to learn and think for themselves.

We believe teaching students the skills to be successful across grade levels will not only help them reach their career but life goals.