Welcome to Saint Croix Catholic School!
Since 1856, thousands of young people from Stillwater and beyond have experienced education in a tradition of academic excellence within this vibrant Catholic community. As a school staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Benedictine nuns from St. Joseph, MN, and now the Nashville Dominicans, we have the privilege of nurturing the complementary charisms of two great saints, St. Benedict and St. Dominic. The result is a balanced and dynamic environment where faith, reason and culture meet. Our strong academic program happens within a rich community life anchored in Truth, who is the Person: Jesus Christ. Faith and reason are integrated to accomplish the Saint Croix Catholic School mission: to form intelligent, faith-filled, virtuous leaders for the future.
What is the “difference” that draws young families to entrust their children to our care? Our alumni demonstrate a proven track record of success in high school, college and in future careers. They are confident, poised young men and women who can hold their own in any situation. The difference is not a product, but an integrated formation and preparation for life. This is the Catholic difference: faith and reason united; respect for the unique beauty of each student; and awe as we journey through each developmental stage of life. Working with families is a privilege and a pleasure!
Saint Croix Catholic School makes use of many educational “best practices” in education: STEM via Project Lead the Way, Institute in Excellence for Writing (IEW), Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), Called to Greatness, and Virtues in Practice, to name a few.
We are grateful for this gift of Saint Croix Catholic School that has been nourished by the generations of teachers, students, and parents who have gone before us. At the foot of the Holy Cross, for which our school takes its name, we pray that we “may always be ready to give a reason for our hope” (1 Pt 3:15) before the world.
Faithfully in Jesus Christ,
Sister Mary Aquinas, O.P.