St. Croix Lutheran High School

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St. Croix Lutheran High School
West St. Paul, Minnesota
Type Private
Established 1958
Principal Richard Gibson
Number of students approx. 400
Athletics conference Tri-Metro
Mascot Crusader
Colors Red and White

St. Croix Lutheran High School is a parochial high school in West St. Paul, Minnesota. The secondary school has a student body population of about four hundred total students in ninth through twelfth grade. Most of St. Croix’s students live in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area and travel to and from school each day. However, about one hundred students stay in an on-campus residence, so students from all over America and all over the world go to school at St. Croix. St. Croix has had students from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and a variety of American states.

St. Croix is a school with one of the lowest parochial high school tuitions in the state of Minnesota. Teachers work with students in classes that prepare students for college and include the required courses of English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Religion, Science, Physical Education and Health. A variety of elective courses encourage student's special interests and prepares them to attend colleges like Cornell University, Notre Dame, UCLA, University of Minnesota, Penn State University, Macalaster College, United States Military Academy, Marquette University, Bethany Lutheran College and Martin Luther College.


The football team won their first MSHSL State Championship in class AAA with an undefeated season in 2011. In the 2006-2007 and 2011-2012 school year, the men's basketball team won its sub-section. The men's track & field team won state in 2007. In the Spring of 2007, the boys' track and field team won the Tri-Metro Conference and the Class A Minnesota True Team State Track and Field championship. The boys track team repeated their track conference win and their True Team win in both 2008 and 2009. The St. Croix Track boys and girls team also won the section true team and conference meats in the spring of 2012. Both boys and girls went on to the Class AA Minnesota True Team State Track and Field meat where they received fifth and ninth respectively. The boys soccer team also had their best season with a record of 10-7-2 and made it to section 4A semifinals.


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