Why Choose Stillwater?

Kindergarten students

Big Opportunities … Personalized!

The Stillwater Area Public School District has a long and proud tradition of high expectations, high standards and outstanding achievement. We rank among the highest-performing school districts in the state and offer:

  • Personal, caring staff committed to each individual learner
  • High expectations supported through innovation and creativity
  • More choices and opportunities for students – both in the classroom and beyond
  • An exceptional reputation and unwavering tradition of excellence

Our schools are safe and welcoming places where students receive personal attention from adults who care about them. Teachers get to know the learning styles and unique abilities of each student and thoughtfully design lessons that not only align with state standards, but take into consideration the unique needs of every child. Students are challenged, supported, encouraged, and engaged in lessons tailored to match their own educational needs and goals.

Our students have big opportunities during the school day and beyond. In addition to the many gifted and talented, Advanced Placement and College in the Schools opportunities during the school day, students can also participate in award-winning fine arts and music performance groups, sports teams and numerous activities, clubs and academic teams.

Quick Facts:

  • We had a 97% graduation rate in 2012-13.
  • 87% of our graduates went on to 2 or 4 year colleges/universities in 2012-13.
  • Approximately 1,000 students earn college credit each year while attending Stillwater Area Public Schools.
  • Our students (at all grade levels) consistently perform above state and national averages on achievement tests.
  • Repeated recognition from the AP College Board in the 2013 school year in which 101 students were named AP Scholars, 73 AP Scholars with Honors, 71 AP Scholars with Distinction and three were named AP National Scholars.
  • Since 1913, Stillwater has had more than 55 Minnesota State High School League State Championships in athletics.
  • Our outstanding music program (band, orchestra and choir) is highly regarded across the country, and our Concert Wind Symphony has the longest streak of superior ratings in the history of Minnesota.

About Our Community

Stillwater Area Public Schools – Independent School District # 834 - has a long and proud tradition as does the entire St. Croix Valley community.