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4620 Stagecoach Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082

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August 05, 2014
When our oldest child was in kindergarten, first, and second grades at SCPA, we were very happy. The teachers we had were great (patient, great communication, friendly). Once our child reached third grade, we became more and more disappointed. First of all, the expectations they have for third grade changed drastically from second grade. There was less room for error and students were expected to catch on quickly. The grading rubric was much stricter and there wasn't time for anyone who was struggling. Our second child just finished first grade at SCPA and we still feel his first grade year was great. However, once these students reach third grade, the standards are much different. If your child has any struggles, they feel inferior. That is a very poor way to encourage kids to do well and to succeed. They're not getting the best out of these students this way, which in turn is denying them the best education. It's very unfortunate. At this point, I'd rather our family have a tight budget in order to send our kids to private school where they WILL receive the best education possible. SCPA may have been a great school 10 years ago, but it's no longer at the top.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
This school would not allow any parent (or perspective parent) to observe a class. They were actually quite unpleasant when asked. All the other public and private schools we were looking at invited us. This was a big red flag for us and we choose another school. After talking with current and previous parents it seems we made the right decision.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2014
This school has changed my kids lives. My daughters are in their first year at this school. My younger daughter came in behind and math and reading and struggling with a speech problem. In under a year she is back on track and loving school. The teachers are wonderful and the administration has been nothing but helpful. I start to wonder if some of the negative reviews are made up by pro union people angry that this non union school is doing so well. I cannot wait for my other two children to start here also it has changed my kids life's for the better.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
The lower school is great!! But once your child goes to there middle school everything changes. You are most likely not get help if your child need help. I sent my daughter there for middle school and she was needing some extra help and the principle didn't do anything. We have met many family's from that school that have brought them to court for many reasons . My daughter has had terrible experiences with the principle for example telling her that "she should just drop out to be a Walmart greeter because you will never be more than that." This year I switched my daughter to Stillwater junior high and she now has a 3.5 GPA. I think if you are ready for this kind of treatment than I wish you luck.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
We have three children. Despite the differences in learning styles between our kids, they are each flourishing. We see their eagerness to learn carrying over into other aspects of life as they apply their newly learned school skills to daily life. They are each learning the art of critical thinking, how to process information and figure things out independently, not just memorizing facts. These skills give us, as parents, and our children great assurance as they make decisions and tackle challenges. The teachers have been wonderful. They sincerely care about each student and work together to find the best solution for each individual situation. It's great that each Lower School teacher has a full-time classroom assistant. This makes the teachers more available to focus on teaching and engaging the students. Yes, in the lower school there is more homework compared to public schools (we've found middle & upper to be equivalent with public school friends) but, my kids have never complained about it (teachers know how to motivate) and I love the discipline it's teaching them. We feel so lucky to have this kind of educational opportunity available for our children.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
The situation at the Academy can be summed up in one equation: badly behaving leadership + ineffective board + teachers that are not supported = bad for my children and others.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2013
Beware of this school. The policies and environment of this school has changed significantly over the past few years. There was a point in time that I would have given this school 5 stars but that was before my straight A student started to struggle. No options were available and she was ridiculed for not focusing on her school work which was the furthest thing from the truth. We were told in no uncertain terms that this was no longer the school for us. This school only has the ability to deal with students that fit their "perfect" pattern. If the administration spent as much time focusing on how to teach child as they do building their empire this would be the school it started out to be. Ask why so many kids have left the school and why so many of the teachers no longer have their kids at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
We have kids at SCPA and have mixed emotions about our experiences here. The teachers are fantastic and work hard to help our children succeed. When they were struggling, it was the teachers that helped out. Unfortunately, we are less enthused about the administration; the middle school principal in particular. The mantra from her (and others in leadership) has been: "Maybe this isn't the school for your children." In fact, when discussing options in helping our oldest do better in her classes, the ONLY suggestion from this principal was to move on to another school. Only through the help and dedication of the teachers did she move from a 1.2 to a 3.1 GPA. Now, they have a new policy that seems designed to force more of the middle schoolers out. If a student does poorly in a class 2 or more quarters, he has to repeat the class. If he does poorly in two or more classes, he repeats the grade. This only applies to middle school; upper school is given the opportunity to make up the class(es). Facing the prospect of repeating the grade, many have left. Love(!!) the teachers. Cannot rely on the administration (unless you have a brilliant child - then they love you).

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
I am a current student at SCPA, and have highly recommend this school to others. This school has a great environment. The school has had the chance to become a family, with its smallness and close nit group of people. The teachers are young, bright and helpful. Homework is a factor in this school, but it is so you are able to keep moving forward once in class. There is a lot of homework, but another part of having it is to establish the life-long skill of time management. In the end, this school has great people that support you the whole way. I plan to stay here all through high school, and once I leave I know I will be prepared for college.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
This is a school of choice. Bottom line, it's not for everyone. Successful charters always have growing pains, but when you take alook at the big picture, this school is doing more with fewer dollars. They won't back down on the homework requirement, it's a part of the character/grit education that the school promotes. We all have different educational philosophies, there is no one size fits all. This school offers a choice for core knowledge/classical type schooling with traditional classroom and socratic approaches. There are similar schools across the twin cities. Some are doing well. This one is thriving.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2013
There are several significant problems with this school, I am only understanding some of there challenges now that my child is gone. I do think the teachers, while most are newer to the profession, have their hearts in the right place. For whatever reason, the administrators make this school a toxic environment. Reading the previous reviews confirms our experience. We should have pulled our son out long before we did. The class sizes are at 31 children, he moved to the local public school this year and has 22 children. This school made a mistake with their math curriculum and realized they were teaching significantly below grade level! My son needed to catch-up at the new school in several areas. There is A LOT of homework at scpa, but it's a misguided attempt at hiding behind a very poorly designed curriculum. They call it "classical," but really it's just outdated. They use public shaming methods if students don't perform well enough on standardized testing. What a bizarre and arcane place. Hopefully something will change, however, they may be too proud and incompetent for that.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2013
I have three children at St. Croix Prep with my oldest graduating this year. They all have different academic strengths, interests, and abilities and all have fit in well. I have welcomed the challenge they have received. The school offers a good peer tutoring program as well as faculty assistance when needed and all my kids have utilized it at various times as needed in a particular class. It is certainly not always easy, nor is it overwhelming. The school is setting high expectations for all students and getting them to understand the level of effort it will take them to be successful in college. The small school environment is wonderful where teachers and adminstrators know your child by name and it provides a great alternative to the large public schools in the surrounding area. The smaller school environment has also allowed our children to participate in many activities including multiple sports and musical interests which is just not possible in large public schools given the number of kids competing for the limited slots in those same activities. Overall, our experience with children in the lower, middle, and upper schools at St. Croix Prep has been excellent.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
Our kids love SCPA and so do we. The teachers are excellent and truly do what is best for the students. We have been so pleased with the communication and support by all staff members at SCPA. We believe this school is challenging, engaging, and provides kids with the skills they will need to move forward in life.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2012
My student has attended SCPA for 5 years now. There are definitely some advantages to it like the size and the fact that bullying is minimal. The major drawback I have with the school is the amount of homework they assign. It is absolutely ridiculous! It makes it nearly impossible for a student to be involved in any after school activities and still do well in school unless the student is extremely bright and understands everything very quickly. This school is not for the average student and I feel the administration likes it that way. My theory is they keep the homework load high to weed out the average so they can keep their test scores high. They make claims that it is because they are a academically rigorous school. Academic rigor has more to do with the content taught, not the hours of homework assigned. Bottom line, do not send your student here unless they are an excellent student. If they are just average or even above you may be setting them up for failure by sending them to this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2012
This school is not an environment for a child that needs extra help. The lower school director, although a great cheerleader, is ineffective at best. The executive director is only worried about image and looking like an elite private school, which they are not. I have read some of the reviews that rate this school high and for some it may be. The problem comes when there are children who need extra help or children that are gifted. The ones that need help do not get it or what the school provides is more of a detriment than help. For the gifted, the school simply cannot offer anything for those students that are well above grade level. (I have both types of these children). In addition, if a parent questions or challenges the administration, they are ignored, left off newsletter emails and demonized. School officials will agree to certain things with a parent, then turn around, and do the opposite. It was very a frustrating and sad experience for my family as this school once had a chance to do great things for children. Unfortunately, ego and money got in the way. Since Oct 1st, 3-4 8th grade students have left for Stillwater schools for many of the reasons listed above.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
Sorry to break the news but this is no school for "college prep." The school has prided themselves in teaching grade level or above grade level math. The school realized the math curriculum taught in the school was dated and BELOW grade level! How does this oversight happen? Now they are trying to speed kids through to "catch up" in math and many kids are feeling the pressure. The lower school principal is a great cheerleader and puppet for the executive director. If you want quality education look elswhere because from my experience there is no depth to the information they provide. If you ask questions about accountability you will be disappointed. Look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
My daughter went to St. Croix Prep for one year. She had an OK experience but felt completely isolated as the new kid. No attempt was made by the staff after the first week to help her fit in. Most of this falls on her shoulders as she was reluctant to bring up the issue, but still some support would've been very helpful. Apparently it was too close to testing time as that is what seems to be the major concern of administration. I'm an aware parent, but not an overly-involved parent and I was shunned by the room-parent elitists.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2012
I was one of the very first students and have graduated from SCPA. The school is amazing. The main goal of the school is to prepare kids for college. That is what SCPA did for me, and I was absolutely prepared for college upon graduating. The school can be academically rigorous and somewhat stressful, a least for me it was. But it will most definitely pay off in the end. I liked that every year you were required to take the core math, history, science, and english. I also like how the school offers latin, which is way more beneficial to have especially if science or math is your intended field of study. It also helps you learn other languages faster. I absolutely loved the school. When my parents first put me in the school I absolutely didn't want to go there but now I am glad they did put me in SCPA. I came out prepared and ready to take on college.

- submitted by a community member
March 08, 2012
I'm shocked at some of the negative comments. My kids have attended SCPA for 3 years, and we've had only positive experiences. The teachers were able to identify a learning deficit that was affecting my lower school student, and developed a plan to help her succeed by providing more help to her in the subject she was struggling in. They were able to do this because each classroom has a permanent EA (educational assistant) assigned to it. So while the class sizes seem large, each classroom has a teacher & an EA. if my daughter had stayed in the public school, I doubt that this problem would have been addressed at all. They just kept saying, "she's the youngest in the class, she'll catch up eventually". Teachers at SCPA really care. Our older daughter started upper school 3 years ago. She didn't know anyone, and the first few weeks were a little awkward for her, but the school was proactive in helping her adjust. They had a student call my daughter as a way to meet someone and allow her to ask questions, etc. Then another student approached her and invited her to sit together at lunch. From then on, she felt like she belonged, and now she has a great group of friends .

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
Sorry folks...time for a reality check. While the school does have some great qualities, the parents live in la la land. Class sizes ARE larger than neighboring public schools. Not only that, but I was getting sick of hearing my child say that they were "one full year above" what they were doing at the "other" schools. Teachers, please you are good teachers, but stop this chest thumping and false bravado! You MCA scores, while good, are not better than most of the neighboring schools, especially when you factor in social-economic factors. I once thought this was an amazing school, but we were more dedicated to the student when we were downtown Stillwater...but the level of education, care, and well-roundness, my youngest children are getting back in the public schools makes me wish I never left in the first place.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
My kids have gone to SCPA for several years. After reading these reviews, here is what you should believe and what is not true: 1) The kids have too much homework. Very true. They need more time to unwind and just be kids. Good luck trying to do extracurricular activities and not stay up until midnight. 2) The administration is egotistical. True. They care most about test scores and lining their own pockets. 3) Teachers are underpaid. True. And turnover proves it. They don't get the benefits or raises they deserve. 4) Bullying is rampant. Not true. The best thing about this school is that they demand respectful behavior, and anything else is dealt with swiftly. Stillwater schools should emulate their model. 5) You have to be rich to attend. False. The school is free, but the waiting list can be long. You don't have to be rich, but you do need to be involved with your kids' education, as we all should be. Bottom line: It's not for everyone. I get sick of the constant fundraising, but I guess you'll find that everywhere. If the top dogs can put their personal motives aside, this could be a great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2011
We are thrilled with SCPA. The students and staff are exceptional. It is a wonderful school community and we highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2011
I'm a St.Croix Prep student, and i've gone to this school for 3 years know. People are saying that there is bullying, too much homework, and not very many extracurricular activities, but it's not like that. There is really no bullying at all, and we have at least 4 sports, clubs, etc. every night. The homework is not overwhelming. It's more than the average school, but it's not like we're getting 4 hours of homework. That would be because you don't understand the material and was too lazy to ask, procrastination, or overdramatizing. This is the best school i've ever been to. Everyone comes to school each day with smiles, and there's not one day I haven't laughed form a comment from a teacher or student. I think that most of the complaining parnets have no idea what they're talking about, and are being overprotective.

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2010
St. Croix Preparatory Academy is an amazing school, everyday my kids feel welcomed from the students and the staff. Although the class sizes have gotten bigger (about 15-25 in High School) it is still a great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2010
Parents pay attention! There are ethical issues here. The teachers are great. Ask the administration how much their pay raise was compared to the teachers. Why did they get such big bonuses? Go to board meetings. Why are all the real issues discussed in closed session instead of open session? If we want this to be a great school the parents need to unite and start asking the hard questions. We have the curriculum and teachers for a great school. Get involved and don't let be taken away by administration that cares more about their own pocketbooks.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2010
I have been a student of SCPA for three years, and I've loved it from the very first day. I was nervous about coming here because I had heard that it was very academically rigorous -- that's definitely true! The homework load was hard for me at first, but only because I had never had to deal with that much before, and I had never been taught how to deal with it. But after that first year, I got the hang of it and now I can do a good job on all of my assignments without being incredibly stressed. It's really helped that most of my teachers have been so supportive and understanding, just like the students around me. No one gets made fun of for having a hard time in school or for any other reason; we support and encourage each other. I couldn't be happier with SCPA!

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2010
I am a student at SCPA and have been going here since the school first opened up. It is a rigorous school, but it's not impossible. Each student is challenged, but not beyond what they can accomplish. Sometimes the amount of homework seems daunting, but I can always complete it. If you don't want to be challenged, this may not be the school for you.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2010
We have a 1st grader at the school and we are very happy with the teachers and the workload (spelling & math assessments once a week, daily and weekly reading assignments, and almost daily math homework). The class size is a little bigger than advertised (it has 28 students) and I am curious how that will impact the students when they are in the upper grades. One request for those claiming that the teachers at this school are harsh and special treatments are only given to parents who have contributed financially. Please provide concrete examples.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
It looks like a few discouraged parents have posted here, but I'd like to offer the other side. I couldn't be happier with the experience my two students have had at St. Croix Prep. My kids are challenged and feel they are a valuable member of the community. I laughed that one commenter said the school is too big. Compared to a graduating class off 800-900 kids in the local high school, I wouldn't say my kids' high school class size of 50-75 are too big.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I am more disappointed each year. At first the school could handle gifted kids and acceleration. Now they are just too big. Instead of allowing gifted kids to move ahead, they are making them repeat classes (even those with over 100%) just to keep classes together. Financially they can't differentiate anymore. The school is full of parents who come here because it is the 'cool school' and don't care about academic rigor. Sadly, a big financial contribution will help your kid here. The teachers are great, but administration is all about the money. We were better off when we in an old grocery store than in our new flashy building.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
I have both academically gifted and delayed children. I researched St Croix Prep and was told: rigorous accademic standards, no classes larger than 25, every child works to thier potential, 1 on 1 assistance... Fantastic! It soon became clear that only goal #1 was to be expected. The school is obsessive about looking good: cute outfits, impressive sounding academics, good test scores. These items are the only items behind which they will stand. I hear the parents who love the school - every setting is workable for some children. Be forewarned, however, they will not stand behind the other items. In fact, test scores are good because they screen students with difficulties (1st hand experience - but they happily took my 'smart' kids). If I could shut down one Stillwater school as the one having the potential to do greatest harm it would be this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
I too was deeply dissatisfied at the vast divide between the caring ideals and the reality of the follow through. Harsh teachers, manipulative principal, and overwhelming academics (which would be okay if everything else was kept to advertised standards - but as it stands only works for the kids that happen to have a desired learning style and personality). Really a harmful environment for many students.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
Teachers and administration alike at this school are terrible... If i could give it zero stars i would, thats all i have to say.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2010
St. Croix Prep is a good school, don't get me wrong. But when they say that each student gets to work at their own pace, it's not true. You can go to a different math class, but that's it. If you are behind in any other subject, you go to special ed. Special ed for all of your classes. If you're ahead, you get A's- congrats. Even if you're at the normal grade level, you get busy work. Every day. The teachers are sometimes strange... sometimes really mean, sometimes 'not all there.' Some teachers grade harsher than any other teachers. In science, 8th graders had to type a 10+ page research essay in a week. If you don't want 3+ hours of homework, don't go to this school. However, if you really want a challenge and you're okay with what I mentioned, give it a go.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
Our two daughters attend this school and we couldn't be happier with the school, its program, its administration and its teachers. Our oldest daughter previously went to Footprints Academy (also a great school), but a change in our financial situation caused us to evaluate our options. The school has been responsive our our girls' needs, reacted well to constructive criticism and, in totality, been a positive experience. The standard at the school is high. Some parents don't anticipate what this means. It means spending (a lot of) time with your children doing homework, volunteering in the classroom or otherwise for the school, lending financial support, etc. The leaders at this school are LEADERS, not diplomats. That should be kepts in mind when reviewing criticisms of the adminstration. I think the waiting list speaks for itself. We are thankful that we are lucky enough to be a part of this great school.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 23, 2009
I have four children who attenda the school. After many years of trying to find the perfect school, we finally did. Reading the other reviews, there are lots saying there in hours of homework, it makes me wonder if these families actually payed any attention to what was really going on it the classrooms. With four kids at SCPA, we never spend more than 30 minutes a day on homework. They are given lots of time in class to work on homework, and not just sent home with hours of work to do. This school has allowed my kids to progress at their own pace. In some classes they are advanced and in others they are not, but they are not pushed to advance they are challenged to work hard and never give up.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
Why don't some people get it? Throwing hours of homework (tedious crossword puzzles, random reading comprehension short stories, and word searches), don't make a program more challenging! All it does is pile on extra hours of mind numbing homework so this school can say it is 'challenging' those top kids. Great building...now I hope you look at some of the 'other stuff' that really matters in education...please!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 10, 2009
We love this school! My son was a struggling reader at another public school and he has made fabulous gains at St. Croix prep. The environment is healthy and supportive. He had two minor discipline issues last year and I was VERY impressed with how the administration handled the incidents... I would recommend the school to anyone... I can't wait for my other three children to begin school at St. Croix Prep.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2009
My children are challengedat SCPA! They are doing extremely well and love the atmosphere. Their old school was chaotic and had an unofficial 'no homework' policy. We were on a waiting list for two years and I am elated they got in. There is simply no comparison between the Stillwater Area Public schools and this fine charter school. Yes, there is rigorous homework. Yes, they are working out 'bugs.' It is well worth it in the long run.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
My child previously attended Oakland Jr. High. Physical as well as emotional bullying was an ongoing and painful problem. Little, if nothing, was done to help resolve the issue. As a result, my child hated school. We are an average family, and I am not a 'helicopter mom.' I have found St. Croix Preparatory to be very responsive to the needs and concerns of parents and their children. As a result, my kids are thriving at this school socially, and academically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 01, 2009
My child has attended this school for 2 yrs and the education she recieves is great. I read the review about the 'helicopter moms' and people with money and I couldn't agree more!! The parents with money or who know someone in the school are noticable treated different then those who do not.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
I am amazed at some of the ratings on this site. The school is very open about it being a rigorous education. What do you think that means? My kids have flourished here and I can't imagine them elsewhere. However, both my wife and I are always spending time with our kids to evaluate their work. If you don't want homework go somewhere else. Interesting that someone said it's no fun. I go to the school on a regular basis and see smiles on the kids faces all the time. Allegations that this schools performance is lacking have been publicly debunked. It is a false allegation that was made by a very misinformed public school board member. This is an excellent school, but know that kids are held to a high standard.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
There is no doubt that St. Croix Prep is an academically tough school. But, it's also important for parents to remember that one of the school's goal is to build strong students and leaders which is what we want for our daughter. I am a helicopter mom and my daughter is in special ed, but it makes no difference in my daughter's grades. Instead, the teachers at St. Croix Prep are always asking me to back off and allow my daughter to make her own mistakes and take on more responsibility. Now that I started doing this, my daughter has become more confident and a much better student.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
My child attended St. Croix Prep for two years, and just like other schools bullying does go on. I'm involved with my child's education, but was not actively involved with the school itself. I was treated like an outsider, while the 'helicopter moms' had every issue resolved quickly. If you are a helicopter parent and have money, you will love this school and they will treat you great. Otherwise, be ready to be treated like a second class citizen.

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2009
St. Croix Prep is a great school for families that are willing to take an active role in their student's education. There is a lot of homework. There is a lot of expectations. But there's also a lot of return on those investments! My daughter is truly blooming academically and socially. My son, who is diagnosed with Aspbergers, has never been such an inspired learner. They have gone above and beyond in Special Education support. I highly recommend that families take a look at this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
What a incredible school. I see some negative reviews below and that makes me sad. It's not a perfect school and it is not a perfect choice for everyone. It's a choice--and one we are fortunate to have. How lucky we are to have great educational options in our area. I encourage everyone to visit the school and meet the staff. I bet you'll be amazed by what you see going on at St. Croix Prep.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2008
My biggest complaint with this school is the class size of the lower level grades. Even with an assistant, no teacher should be responsible for 28 kindergartners! Especially given the level of experience a lot of SCPA teachers have. The administration is questionable at best and have made some sketchy decisions regarding funding, the direction of the school, curriculum, and the new facility among other things.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
Very inexperienced staff with a very high number of teachers with <5 years experience, administration with out credentials or experience, few extracurricular activities, no track record over time. Be sure to compare demographic performance to other schools for true comparison.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
I would not reccommend this school. My daughter who has tested at an above average IQ and was actually recieving a's and b's in her home school, went to st croix prep and began to hate school as result. They push way too many academics and kids dont have a chance to just have fun in school. She would come home from school everyday in tears. Her grades suffered drastically. Definitely look elsewhere if you are considering this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
This is an excellent school for parents who want their child to be challenged. The teachers do everything possible to see that each child is challenged at their level. There is a true emphasis on academics, character and leadership. If you are just looking for a school with a good hockey team- go elsewhere. If you want you child to be well prepared for their future come to SCPA.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
I love this school! My daughter just finished her first year there, and she thought it was harder than her old public school but she enjoyed the challenge. I would reccomend this school for sure!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 01, 2008
St. Croix Prep may not be a fit for all students as it is an academically rigorous school. If this is what you are looking for in a school, then St. Croix Prep is for you. Yes, your child will be challenged and yes they will have homework; but what they gain in academics and character from this school has far surpassed my expectations. The school is mission-driven and its leadership has done a tremendous job in providing an excellent learning environment. I would recommend parents take a look at St. Croix Prep as a choice for their children.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2008
This school has an overwhelming amount of homework. All students are pushed to be learn above grade level no matter what their abilities are. The principal runs the school like a dictatorship and gets defensive when parents disagree with him. I am taking my kids out of the school. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
This school is absolutely amazing. My child has really excelled here. I can't imagine sending him to any other school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
SCPA is exactly what my child was looking for. The focus on rigorous academics has inspired my child in a way that the neighborhood school wasn't able to do.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower
4620 Stagecoach Trail North, Stillwater, MN  55082
(651) 395-5920
Last modified St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower is a Charter school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top