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, tuition assistance, and meet current families.
Save the Date! Saturday, April 28, 2018
- 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
- SOCIAL HOUR
- SILENT AUCTION
- $10,000 VACATION RAFFLE
- GOURMET HORS D’OEURVES
- LIVE AUCTION
- $10,000 Travel Raffle
Our destination is Mexico!
Join us for this exciting fundraising event when we celebrate Mexico! 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 Mexican tasting menu, live music and energetic live & silent auctions. This exciting event brings together more than 240 people and raisesd 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!
- Volunteer (whether you can give two hours or twenty, we need YOU!)
- Become a sponsor!
- Advertise in the Auction Book
- Donate an auction item (we’ll even take cash and create a basket for you!)
- Attend the party! Click here to buy your ticket!
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 Stephanie Johnson320-363-3332 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 28, 2018 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
Join us for Reunion 2018! We’re celebrating with alumni/ae June 15-17, 2018!
We’re putting together the details of another great Prep weekend. Let us know if you’d like to be involved in reunion planning by emailing Dave Thorman ’65. We are excited for you and your classmates to join us for a great weekend of friendship, memories and fun.
We have several great places reserved for our alumni/ae.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Saint John’s Prep All School Reunion! There are special events for alumni/ae of all ages and classes. We are especially excited to welcome alumni/ae who are celebrating their milestone reunions!
Tentative Schedule of 2018 Events
Friday, June 15, 2018
2:00-5:00 p.m. Reunion welcome, check-in and refreshments SJP Lobby
4:00 p.m. Class of 1968 Reunion Mass Saint John’s Abbey Church Lower Chapel
5:30-6:30 p.m. 50th Reunion Social Hour – for the Class of 1968, Twin Tower members and guests SJU Quad 264
5:00-10:00pm Class of 1988 30th Reunion Potluck Social SJU McKeown Center
6:30-10:00 p.m. 50th Reunion Dinner and Presentation SJU Quad 264
Planning a Friday gathering with your class? Let us know and we’ll help spread the word!
Saturday, June 16, 2018
8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All Class Reunion Welcome, Registration Check-in SJP lobby
9:00 a.m. Guided hike through Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum Meet in SJP Lobby Guided by Patrick Dwyer
9:00 a.m. Outdoor Yoga Class with a View Location TBD
9:00 a.m. Bounce House and Kids Games All day on the SJP Lawn
10:30-11:30 a.m. Saint John’s Prep History Lesson with CSB/SJU Archivist Peggy Roske SJP Library
11:30 a.m. BBQ Picnic Lunch on the lawn Food served until 1:00 p.m in Weber Center
12:30 p.m. Class Photos on the school lawn
1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Headmaster Office hours, school tours and lawn trivia Throughout SJP Campus
2:00-3:30 p.m. Saint John’s Bible Presentation and Tour HMML auditorium in the Alcuin Library
4:00 p.m. Mass with Headmaster Fr. Jonathan Licari, OSB Saint John’s Abbey Church Lower Chapel
5:15 p.m. A champagne toast to celebrate Prep! SJP Weber Center
5:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner SJP Weber Center
6:00 p.m. Casino Night Party! SJP Weber Center
Sunday, June 19, 2017
10:30 a.m. Mass in the Abbey Church
Brunch available in the Refectory following Mass
Art and Nature Day Camp
Co-Ed, Ages 9-15
July 23-27, 2018
This camp is full!
If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email Pat Dwyer with your child’s name. Mr. Dwyer would also like to know if you have preferred dates for another week of camp.
The spectacular Art and Nature Camp is a week-long day camp that takes your child outdoors into the natural beauty of the
Saint John’s Prep campus.
Our grounds will serve as inspiration for creating scenic and fun projects. Campers will explore the world of art while exploring some of the 2,700 acres of Saint John’s picturesque woods and lakes. Daily art activities include watercolor painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking, photography, plaster casting and more!
Besides art projects, other adventures include swimming, canoeing and hiking. This is an action-packed camp filled with fun! Lunch each day at the SJU Refectory is included in the price of this camp.
This camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:00p.m. each day.
Camp Director: Patrick Dwyer, Saint John’s Prep Art Teacher.
Click here to learn more about Mr. Dwyer.
Join us for the Prep Classic at Maddens on Gull Lake on Monday, September 18, 2017. This year golfers will enjoy a boxed lunch and dinner along with 18 holes of golf.
We are also thrilled to host the tournament once again at the stunning Classic Course at Madden’s on Gull Lake. Special thanks to Madden’s Proprietors, Brian ’68 and Deb Thuringer, for their continued dedication and support of this important fundraiser for Saint John’s Prep.
Sign up as a player, coordinate a foursome or join us as an event or hole sponsor. Contact Aaron Miller at 320-363-2098 or email@example.com details. Proceeds of the event will support student scholarships and programs.
Not a golfer? Join us for dinner at 4:30 p.m. for a gourmet meal on the gorgeous lawn of the The Classic at Maddens.
Golf and Event Options:
- Single Golfer* $175 (includes lunch, dinner, cart and 18 holes of golf)
- Foursome $700 (includes lunch, dinner, 2 carts and 18 holes of golf)
- Dinner Guest Option $50 (Includes delicious gourmet buffet dinner)
- Hole Sponsorship $250 (includes signage on a hole)
- Event Sponsorships available! (Contact Aaron Miller)
- Boxed lunch and gourmet dinner are included!
Stay at Madden’s on Gull Lake for the weekend!
Madden’s is offering room rates of $209 for Saturday, September 16 and $149 for Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18. To reserve your room call Madden’s courteous reservation team at 1 (800)-642-5363, make sure to mention you are with the “Saint John’s Prep Golf Event.”