Space St. Croix

Sharing his love for science with others, Hudson resident and librarian Christopher Mick created Space St. Croix to make STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) content more accessible to curious kids.

Sylvan Learning Center offers a number of ways for students to succeed in school. This means anything from help through homework support to transcripts to ACTs to accelerated reading courses.

As a kid, Claire Willett needed a refuge like the St. Croix ArtBarn in Osceola, Wis. Sports culture pervaded when she was growing up, but that didn’t click. “I needed to feed the creative side of my brain,” she says.

Pop in on a Stillwater Rotary meeting, and you’ll frequently hear from a guest speaker or two.

As St. Croix Preparatory Academy graduate Maddie Wilkinson began working on her college applications last year, she knew the personal essay was an important part of the process. But she says many people, including herself at first, often underestimate how much weight the essay truly carries.

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Luckily, there’s help.

According to Michael Smith, director at Huntington Learning Center in Stillwater, the best way to get kids ready for the challenges of a new school year is to dedicate a little time each day to refreshing their skills in math, reading a

Due to pop-culture portrayals or personal experiences, many people imagine a nun-run Catholic school as a strict, humorless institution where even minor infractions are met with a swift rap on the knuckles with a ruler.

Gloria Meyer, who opened LearningRx in Hudson earlier this year, knows how hard it can be to keep kids mentally active during summer vacation.

Childhood and adolescence should be a time of joy and adventurous spirit. But life isn’t always easy. Fortunately, during times of struggle, our local schools are there to help students and their families navigate through mental health issues in order to reclaim their joy.

Beginning with our August 2015 issue and continuing annually, St. Croix Valley Magazine will celebrate a select group of accomplished high school students who are entering their senior year.