Upcoming events

Mary Poppins @ Paramount Center for the Arts
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Mary Poppins’

Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!

Saint John’s Prep and Leighton Broadcasting present Mary Poppins March 22-24, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre. Our practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this high flying magical musical. Expect amazing special effects and illusions as Saint John’s Prep will bring this fantastic classic to life.

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Mary Poppins arrives on the doorstep of the Banks Family. In a jolly musical romp, Mary teaches the family how to value each other again. Mary and her friend, Bert, take the children on magical and memorable adventures. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

Discovery Day at Saint John’s Prep – April 5, 2019 @ Saint John's Prep
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:55 pm

Take your campus visit to the next level! At this special visit day, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Student Schedule:
7:45  Arrive
7:55 Shadow Classes
11:35 – Lunch Provided
12:15-12:55 Shadow Classes
12:55 Day Ends

Parent Schedule:
7:45 Arrive
8:00-8:30 School Tour (Optional)
11:30:  Lunch and Panel with students, current parents, and teachers (Optional)
12:55: Student Pick-Up

Discovery Day Event Registration

  • Will Parent/Guardian 1 be attending lunch?
  • Will Parent/Guardian 2 be attending lunch?
A Grand Tour of Nations 2019 @ Gorecki Center at the College of Saint Benedict
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the Date! Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
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Our destination is Morocco!

Join us for this exciting fundraising event when we celebrate Morocco! This entertaining celebration helps raise money for student programs and scholarships. This is a party for parents, grandparents, alumni/ae and friends to support Saint John’s Prep. The evening will include gourmet hors d’oevre stations, a Moroccan tasting menu, live music and energetic live & silent auctions. This exciting event brings together more than 240 people and raisess over $120,000 for Saint John’s Prep.

How can you help?

A Grand Tour of Nations is our largest and only fundraising event of the year. We need the support of our parents and alumni/ae to pull off this magical night to celebrate our school. Click the links below for details about how you can join the fun!


A Grand Tour of Nations Raffle

Take part in an exciting raffle that could give you the vacation trip of your dreams! The grand prize is a travel voucher valued at $10,000 from Bursch Travel. Saint John’s Prep will pay the taxes for the grand prize winner, so the actual value is $13,333!

We are selling a limited number of tickets – 350 at $100/ticket. To purchase a ticket, call Jill Pauly at 320-363-3112 or visit the main office of Saint John’s Prep. Cash or check only. Ticket issued upon payment. Proceeds benefit Saint John’s Preparatory School.

The winning ticket will be drawn on April 27, 2019 at the A Grand Tour of Nations event. The winner need not be present to win. The prize will be awarded in the form of a travel voucher issued by Bursch Travel, which can be used for alternative travel if desired. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place winning tickets.

Second Prize $2,000
Third Prize $1,000
Fourth Prize $500

All School Reunion 2019 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day

Save the Date! June 14-16, 2019

It’s time to make plans to return to Saint John’s Prep for our All School Reunion 2019. We’re excited to welcome back our alumni/ae and families for this weekend of friendship and fun. Plan to join us June 14-16 in Collegeville.

There are several events listed below and others will be added as we get closer to the event. Please RSVP for meals. This is very important for our catering partners as we plan our event.

Friday, June 13
Individual Class Events (let us know your plans and we’ll share them!)

  • 5:30 Twin Towers Dinner and Social
    SJU Quad 264
    *This will include the induction ceremony for the Class of 1969. Twin Towers members and their guests are welcome to attend this event. After dinner, the room is reserved for the Class of 1969 for an evening of remembrances and celebrations.
    The Twin Towers Club is for all alumni who graduated 50 years ago or longer. If you graduated before 1969 and have not been a part of the ceremony and received your hat, please contact us!

Saturday, June 14
These plans are still in the works, let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to do!

  • 9:00 am Nature Walk on Campus
    Meet in School Lobby
  • 10:00 am Coffee Talk
    Weber Center
  • 11:00 am Saint John’s Prep History Lesson with Peggy Roske
    SJP Library
  • 12:00 pm BBQ Lunch
    Weber Center and SJP Lawn
  • Afternoon Activities TBD, and Free time
  • Campus tours including classroom building and Saint Michael Hall
  • 2:00 pm Saint John’s Bible Gallery Tour
    Alcuin Library, Lower Level
  • 4:00 pm Mass
    The lower Chapel of the Saint John’s Abbey Church
  • 5:00 pm Champagne Toast and social
    Weber Center
  • 5:45 pm Dinner
    Weber Center
  • 6:00 pm Party and Entertainment
    Weber Center

Planning Support
We are happy to support individual classes as they plan their own events. Space on campus is limited, but we can direct you to great locations in St. Cloud and Central Minnesota. We’ll also help you spread the word about your event. Please contact Jill Pauly if you are planning a gathering for your class.

We’re proud to offer three recommendations for housing for reunion weekend. A very limited number of rooms are available at the Saint John’s Abbey Guest House, located next to the main Prep building. Call 320-363-2573 for availability.

Saint John’s University Dining and Events has several options available in the SJU residence halls, located on the Collegeville campus. Click here to see rates and room descriptions.

Saint John’s Prep has a room block at the new Residence Inn in Waite Park, MN. This hotel is located near the St. Joseph city limits. Click here to see rates and availability, or call 320-640-0200, make sure to mention you are with the Saint John’s Prep Reunion. The rooms in the room block need to be reserved by May 14, 2019.