Thank you for helping us exceed our Goal!

Over $130,000 Raised!


The Marathon is not only a great day filled with outdoor activity and community building, we also use this event to close the funding gap between our school and other Stillwater public schools. St. Croix Prep does not receive any of the local tax levy funds that the local district receives. This ‘gap’ amounts to over $1.5 million per year. We must work together to close this funding gap for our students.

Our Goal for the 2019 Marathon was $125,000

Funds raised will be allocated to completing classroom built-in cabinets, a project that began with the 2016 Marathon. We will also purchase various classroom enrichment tools including: subscription to JSTOR (a digital library of academic journals and primary sources), subscriptions to Albert IO and Study Island (online review tools), and classical literature for classroom lending libraries.
Over the past six years, this event has raised over $640,000 for academics at St. Croix Prep. Purchases have included:

• LCD projectors for each classroom
• Classroom built-in cabinets
• 12 Mobile computer labs
• Textbooks

• Classroom literature
• Smartboards
• Student scholarships
• Field trips

Let’s continue to work together to enrich our students’ classroom experience so that St. Croix Prep remains a place where our students develop their academic, character and leadership potential.

Upper School Running with the Lower School

We continued our tradition of Upper School/Lower School running buddies. This tradition generates camaraderie and nurtures our unique K–12 connections. Each Upper School advisory class were partnered with a Lower School classroom. Upper School students ran alongside their Lower School buddies.

The Distances and Grade Levels

The Marathon was split into running distances by grade level. Upper school students ran the distance assigned to their lower school running buddies.

Marathon Schedule

Opening Ceremonies

1:45 p.m. at Prep Stadium Field

Marathon Times

2:00 p.m. Lower School runs with Upper School
2:20 p.m. Middle School runs 

Middle School and Upper School Competitive Races

2:40 p.m.

Treats and Play Time Post Marathon Activities

Lower School – Movies in Classrooms
Middle School Tug of War – Prep Stadium Field
Upper School Dodgeball – Gymnasium

What To Wear

Qualifying students received Marathon t-shirts to be worn on Marathon Day.

  • Wear comfortable running wear and athletic shoes (includes shorts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and jeans)
  • Please wear clothing appropriate for outside weather (i.e., jacket, hat, mittens, sunscreen

*All attire must adhere to SCPA dress code guidelines.


The top student fundraiser received $300 in SCRIP Cards.

The 2nd place student fundraiser received $200 in SCRIP Cards.

Students who reach a goal of $65 received a St. Croix Prep Marathon t-shirt to wear on Marathon day.

Students who reach a goal of $150 received a St. Croix Prep branded 20 oz. Tumbler with Poly Lining.

Students who reach a goal of $225 received an exclusive St. Croix Prep, Champion brand hooded sweatshirt.

Thank You 2019 Sponsors!

Fall 2020 School Opening


  • Distance Learning Model. This is how school operated from March 30 to May 31 with instruction being done while students remain at home.
  • Back to School as Normal. This would be bringing everyone back to school in full attendance.
  • A Hybrid Model. This is a model that is in between the two previously listed, where some students attend one day, others attend another, etc.

Please note:  Per MDE, given local pandemic circumstances, it is possible that schools could use all three models throughout the year.


  • The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will make the decision during the week of July 27.
  • All MN public schools will be required to adhere to this decision.


  • Current guidance from MDE is that masks will not be required, but their usage is strongly recommended.
  • We will let families make their choice based on this recommendation.

Please note: This guidance from MDE is subject to change.