In this article, we shall be talking about schools that are within as well as close in proximity to the city of West Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Academic Arts High School is a tuition-free charter PUBLIC school serving grades 9-12. Located in West Saint Paul, we bring together environmental education and project-based learning to empower students. Students learn about the world through exploration of their individual interests by designing and completing projects that meet state academic standards.
Then there’s St. Croix Lutheran Academy. Since 1958, SCL has been preparing young people to be successful citizens in an ever-changing world. As a Christian school, SCL takes great care in providing a Christ-centered, Bible-based education in a supportive community where students can grow spiritually, intellectually, and physically. Supported by 30 partner churches and schools (WELS/ELS), faithful benefactors, and a strong endowment, SCL is founded upon a rich history grounded in the truths of God’s word.
St. Croix Lutheran Academy is the global leader in Christian education, welcoming students in grades 6-12 from all backgrounds since 1958. The culturally-diverse community includes students from the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, across the United States, and to date, from over 40 countries across five continents.
Located on 30 acres overlooking Thompson Lake, the campus supports the mission of educating the total student – spiritually, intellectually and physically. Here students will be part of a caring, supportive community where they will make new friends and discover their potential.
Saint Paul College was established in 1910. Saint Paul College has been ranked no. 9 in the 50 Best Community Colleges in the United States by TheBestSchools.org. The College offers 54 associate degree programs, including the Associate of Arts degree, and 74 career certificate and diploma programs.
Metropolitan State University (Metro State) is a public university in the Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
As part of its mission to educate working adults and non-traditional students, Metro State previously had an open admissions policy with rolling applications accepted throughout the year. Metro State has been classified as ‘less selective’, and has historically had a near 100% acceptance rate.
Metro State offers 62 ‘structured’ undergraduate degrees, a self-designed B.A. degree in liberal arts, a self-designed/individualized B.A. degree and three undergraduate certificates through its four colleges and three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Management, the College of Health, Community and Professional Studies, the School of Nursing, the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, the School of Urban Education and the College of Individualized Studies.
Metropolitan State University offers 25 ‘structured’ master’s degree programs, an MA or MS degree in individualized studies and an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in liberal studies. The university also offers eleven graduate certificate programs. In 2007, Metro State began offering an applied Doctor of Nursing practice degree. Metro State launched the first applied doctorate in business administration within the MnSCU system during fall semester 2010. Although several schools in the region — such as the University of Minnesota — offer Ph.Ds. in Business Administration, there are only seven regionally accredited universities in the entire upper-Midwest that offer Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degrees. With nearly 900 declared accounting majors, Metropolitan State University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is the largest in Minnesota. Moreover, graduates of Metro State’s accounting program consistently place among the top-10 finishers in Minnesota’s exacting CPA examination. Altogether, Metro State offers a total of 108 undergraduate and graduate academic degrees and certificates — this does not include any undergraduate minor programs.
The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Council on Social Work Education.
Founded in 1970, Inver Hills Community College offers nearly 40-degree options, including an Associate of Arts degree with nine emphasis areas. The A.A. degree is an ideal choice if you are planning on transferring to a four-year college or university. You will save money and have the added advantage of working one-on-one with your instructors.
Inver Hills offers an Associate of Science degree that is designed for both transfer and entering directly into the workforce. The A.S. is perfect if you are looking for a balance between a liberal arts education and learning the specific skills you need for your future career.
Our Associate of Applied Science degree is made to order if you wish to launch your career as soon as possible. You can earn an A.A.S. at Inver Hills in an IT or business program, gaining the competence you need to quickly excel in these high-demand fields.
Designed for transfer, our Associate of Fine Arts, or A.F.A., degree allows you to establish yourself in one of three fundamental artistic pursuits: Art, Music and Theatre. Our Art department provides instruction in six important focus areas, including ceramics, photography and painting. Both the Music and Theatre departments deliver opportunities to participate in live performances, the former in ensembles, the latter in college-production plays.
Our 90-acre campus features nine modern buildings set amid beautiful gardens surrounded by wooded hills and wetlands. The buildings are situated around a central mall in a university-style setting. Inver Hills is in Inver Grove Heights less than 10 miles from St. Paul just off U.S. Route 52.