Fast Facts


SCLA offers...

  • A faith-based, college preparatory education for grades 6-12 (middle school, gr. 6-8; high school, gr. 9-12)
  • A rich diversity of 500 students from the Twin Cities metro area, across the United States, and around the world
  • An international program of more than 100 students from across five continents
  • A student/teacher ratio of 13:1
  • An average class size of 20
  • A highly qualified staff - 70% hold master's degrees or higher
  • An average GPA of 3.4
  • An average composite ACT score of 25
  • A 99% graduation rate
  • A 95% of graduates continue to post-secondary studies
  • 23 MSHSL sports offerings
  • 50+ co-curricular, club, and service opportunities


  • Accredited by Minnesota Non-public School Accreditation Association (MNSAA)
  • Accredited by Cognia (formerly Advanced Ed)
  • Member of Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF)


  • New in 2020 - New entryway and front-of-school commons area
  • Secure entrance. Safety features include timed entryways, surveillance cameras, and a dedicated safety team.
  • Award-winning chapel used for daily student chapel services, music practice sessions, and special events.
  • Spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboard or smart TV technology
  • State-of-the-art science classrooms and equipment
  • New in 2021 - Fine arts addition with new band, choral, and practice rooms
  • A 350-seat auditorium for drama, musical, and special events.
  • Athletic facilities — Outdoor Crusader stadium (soccer, football, track), a three-court gymnasium with home and visitor seating, baseball and softball fields and dugouts, tennis courts, and numerous soccer and football practice fields.
  • Modern, secure on-campus dormitory for long-distance and international students.
  • Student commons used as a cafeteria, gathering place for students, and special events area
  • Library media center for student study hall and research resources.
  • Chromebook and Google school technology for the middle school
  • Bring-your-own-device program for the high school
  • High-speed wireless connectivity

Rental Opportunities: Interested in renting an SCLA facility? Contact Glenn Will at

International Contacts

Hannah Schmiege

Director, International Admissions & Programs

Kristin Lehmann

Chinese Student Admissions Counselor, Instructor, Tennis Club Head Coach


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