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Stillwater, MN
Students enrolled: 235

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4260 Stagecoach Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082

(651) 395-5970
(651) 395-5972
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March 02, 2015
Our two daughters are enjoying their experience in the high school at SCPA. Their classes are rigorous and well taught and the curriculum is rich in the classical tradition--just what we wanted. Coming from a classical private school that was $8,000 per year per student, we were very pleasantly surprised to find SCPA to be an excellent school with supportive teachers and staff--and it's free! What a blessing SCPA has been to our family!

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2014
This school is not any better than the local public school. It's important to review where, or if, the students are going to college. A prep school it is not. For as much "homework and studying" as these kids are expected to do, why aren't they going to top colleges? Most are not admitted into anything but second rate state schools. It doesn't seem worth it to give up the chance to be a well rounded kid. It's not paying off.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2013
As a parent of three students who attend SCPA, I am grateful to have a school of this caliber available. Like anything worthwhile, there are sacrifices that must be made to in order to succeed. I disagree that students with IEPs are encouraged to leave/forced out. Just as with high-achieving students, parents of children with IEPs are expected to be active in their children's education; homework needs to be completed and respectful behavior demonstrated. The curriculum is rigorous for ALL students. My child has an IEP, and significant special needs. This child is THRIVING, GROWING and LOVING SCPA. Sadly, some past students (expelled for various reasons) love to denigrate SCPA and spew untruths. Others choose to take an easier path and attend the traditional public schools. It's wonderful to have school choice! However, 834 teachers jump on the "hate bandwagon " because they don't want competition. One of my favorite aspects of SCPA is they hire non-union teachers only. This allows them to remove ineffective teachers without union interference. SCPA constantly outperforms 834 schools in state testing, and does so with significantly less per pupil funding.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2012
very difficult to deal with the administration of St. Croix Prep. The principal talks down to parents and when she is wrong she resorts to name calling. Not professional at all

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2012
teachers are either really bad or ok. staff refuses to listen to students and unlike schools i have been at respect seems to be a one way street and we seem to find it hard to listen to teachers we can always respect. That being said they have a few good teachers that have raised our rating for the school . In short while it claims to be a better than a public school i assure you the only difference is the unneeded extra homework and uniforms. We find it almost annoying that they seem to think we DONT have lives outside of our school.

- submitted by a student
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St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper
4260 Stagecoach Trail North, Stillwater, MN  55082
(651) 395-5970
Last modified St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top