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Upper School (9-12)

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At Saint John’s Prep, we are devoted to helping each student discover their unique gifts, so their education and goals are aligned, and their path ahead is clear.

Our values guide our curriculum as we prepare students to cultivate strong, meaningful relationships within their communities, while our rigorous academics prepare graduates to enter the most selective colleges and universities in the world.

100 %

College Acceptance of those that apply.

25 %

international students
from 14 countries

5 %

Top 5% of College Prep Schools in the US



We Teach Lifelong Learning

We teach our students how to think, reflect, and learn with our well-rounded liberal arts curriculum. With plenty of opportunities to take Advanced Placement (AP) content and college courses at St. John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict, our rigorous academics ensure our students will learn time management and critical thinking, and gain the leadership skills necessary to succeed throughout their lives.

Learn more about our Aspire to Excellence Curriculum
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Athletics and activities

One of the most important things we do at Prep is to help your child identify their strengths and their passions. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to provide a wide variety of programs so every student has the opportunity to explore new interests and grow outside of the classroom.

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Tuition resources

We aspire to admit students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership, extracurricular, and community service interests, regardless of their family’s socio-economic status. We offer both merit-based and need-based scholarship programs, and welcome families to apply for reduced tuition through our variable tuition assistance program.

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Application process

Our application process varies slightly based on a student’s age and residency. Once you determine that Prep is the right fit for your child, we encourage you to begin the application process early for the upcoming school year.

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Residential life

We have a mix of both domestic and international students, as well as resident and day students. Five and seven-day boarding in our newly renovated residence hall provides opportunities for students to gain independent living skills within a supportive and nurturing environment. Our boarding program also makes it easier for students with busy families to take full advantage of the many after-school activities we provide at Prep.

While boarding offers a unique experience, during the school day, you will find our resident and day students mingling freely, with a sense of community fueled by shared interests and collaborative experiences.

My kids have thrived at this school and have been afforded amazing opportunities to grow, not only as students, but also as human beings.

The environment encourages individuality, supports different cultures and backgrounds, and prepares its students for future success by offering a real-life sampling of what they will encounter in college and beyond.

Jennifer, Parent


Our 2,900 acres of water, wetlands, and woodlands provides much more than a beautiful setting. We hope you’ll visit us in person, so you can experience first-hand how our campus instills a powerful sense of curiosity and wonder for the natural world.

This short video will provide a glimpse of our well-appointed residence hall, our athletics and fine arts facilities, and the amazing faculty and students who make Saint John’s Prep an incredibly kind, diverse, and welcoming place to be.