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Category: From the Head of School

Easter Greetings 2022

A Season of Renewal Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hopeDietrich Bonhoeffer It is high time for us to arise from sleep. Let us open our eyes […]

New Curriculum Focuses on Academic Distinction and Excellence

Community Update: Important Curricular News February 23, 2022 Dear Prep Community, In spring 2021, the Board of Regents approved a new strategic plan for the school focused on academic distinction and excellence. The plan calls us to develop our curriculum, faculty, and learning experiences in support of outstanding educational outcomes and our identity as a […]

Community Update January 13, 2022

Community Update Dear Prep Community, As you know, the omicron COVID variant continues to spread rapidly both nationally and locally.  At a meeting earlier this week, we learned from CentraCare that the surge likely will continue in Minnesota through the second or third week of February before beginning to subside. Locally, the number of people […]

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flocks. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I […]

There’s no Better Season for Gratefulness

A Message of Thanksgiving from Head of School Jon McGee   Thanks are the highest form of thought, and gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. GK Chesterton For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. Elie Wiesel […]

Saint John’s Prep Named Best Catholic School in Minnesota

SJP cited among the top 25 Catholic schools in the United States & the #1 STEM school in Stearns County With so much news today dominated by issues ranging from challenging to divisive to outright tragic, it is sometimes easy to lose track of our need to celebrate the many good and wonderful events – […]

Saint John’s Prep: Convocation 2021

Saint John’s Prep Begins 165th Year with Convocation ceremony Saint John’s Prep hosted Convocation 2021 in the Saint John’s Abbey Church on August 25, 2021. This ceremony marks the 165th year of education for Saint John’s Preparatory School. The program included a march of flags, blessings, words of wisdom and inspirational messages as we launched […]


Community Update COVID Protocols for Fall 2021 Saint John’s Preparatory School is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus for students, faculty and staff, families, and visitors. Our health and safety protocols seek to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. We will update and amend these practices and protocols as medical […]

From the Head of School: Our Lenten Journey

A Lenten Journey Journey is an oft-used metaphor to describe Lent, no doubt because the season spans a total of 46 days and provides ample time for thoughtful spiritual and personal reflection. The dictionary defines journey as both a noun – like a trip – and a verb – an act of traveling. I much prefer […]