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What Is a Prep School?

While it’s possible in many states for any private school to call itself a prep school, generally speaking, a prep school is designed to better prepare students for entering post-secondary education, including the most selective colleges and universities. Of course, every high school is tasked with getting its students ready for their next steps. However, […]

MakerSpace to generate new innovations in 3D design, coding and robotics

Saint John’s Prep’s New Maker’s Space dubbed the “Hacklab Project”This fall we will open a new maker’s space in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Under the leadership of Br. Dan Morgan, the cleverly named “Hacklab Project” will amplify STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning and engagement at Prep. We recently completed construction of phase […]

Saint John’s Prep Launches new partnership with the Wirth Center

Wirth Center PartnershipReflecting our strong commitment to creative expression and the performing arts, we are thrilled to announce that beginning this fall we will collaborate with the Wirth Center to bring piano and voice lessons to students at school during their open period or study hall. This partnership is in addition to our instrumental and voice lessons currently offered […]

Saint John’s Prep Partners with Lewis & Clark College to offer Guaranteed Admission & $100,000 Scholarship

Saint John’s Prep Partners with Lewis & Clark College to offerGuaranteed Admission & $100,000 Scholarship Saint John’s Prep who graduate with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are guaranteed admission to Lewis & Clark College Minimum scholarship for qualified graduates is $25,000/year ($100,000 total). More information can be found on our website: Saint John’s […]

Class of 2022 Top Ten

Saint John’s Preparatory School Announces Top Ten 2022 Graduates Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville will hold its 165th commencement ceremony Friday, May 27, 2022 at the Saint John’s Abbey Church, beginning with a 3:00 p.m. with a Baccalaureate Mass, followed by a commencement ceremony.  Forty two students will receive diplomas. The seniors selected Mr. […]

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 […]

6th Graders Create New Monetary System Based on Service

Students Reward Each Other for Serving School & Community The creativity of our 6th graders is on full display this winter. They independently created a company and monetary system of ‘bucks.’ By being kind to one another, helping around the classroom and school, supporting their teachers, having good attitudes or sharp swagger, students earned ‘bucks’ […]

Saint John’s Prep School Students Earn 2022 AAA Award

Bolton & Nydeen named Academics, Arts and Athletics Award Recipients Seniors Matthew Bolton and Jaedyn Nydeen are the 2021-22 Saint John’s Prep recipients of the “Triple A (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award” by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).  According to the MSHSL, the purpose of this program is to recognize and honor high […]

6th Graders Support Toys for Tots with Candy Cane Sales

Candy Canes for Christmas   During Advent, the 6th graders put together candy cane greetings to sell to their fellow Prep students. This special delivery effort was a sweet way to help others! The 6th graders put together, sold, and delivered around 150 candy cane grams. Together they raised over $300 from candy cane sales. […]

Saint John’s Prep Middle School Students Raise $2,054 for Anna Marie’s Alliance

White Elephant Auction Teaches Students About Auction and Helps Families in Need Saint John’s Prep students are supporting families in need this Christmas by raising over $2,000 for Anna Marie’s Alliance. With the help of Col. Frank Imholte of Black Diamond Auctioneers, the students took part in a “white elephant” auction to raise the funds. […]