• Located 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the St. Cloud Area School District covers 250 square miles, encompasses four counties and nine communities: St. Cloud, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Collegeville, Luxemburg, Pleasant Lake, St. Augusta, St. Joseph and Waite Park. It is home to a diverse population which serves a vibrant role in the larger central Minnesota community. Residents are proud of area athletics and activities, the lively arts and music scene, the numerous parks and lakes, and the notable 46-mile Wobegon Trail. The community also boasts of a robust economy and several higher education institutions, including St. Cloud State University, St. John’s University, St. Benedict’s College and St. Cloud Technical & Community College. The St. Cloud Community: it’s a great place to be!