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Thanksgiving 2023: Gratitude and Gratefulness

Be still, my soul, and steadfast.Earth and heaven both are still watchingthough time is draining from the clockand your walk, that was confident and quick,has become slow. So, be slow if you must, but letthe heart still play its true part.Love still as once you loved, deeplyand without patience. Let God and the worldnow you […]

In Memoriam – Thomas W. McKeown ’47

Thomas W. McKeown ’47 –   Thomas W. McKeown, Age 94, of Mendota Heights, MN Passed September 26, 2023. Son of Thomas and Anne McKeown, born in Albert Lea, MN on May 11, 1929. He attended Saint John’s Preparatory ’47, graduated in 1952 from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN, and served in the U.S. Army […]

Class of 2023 Top Ten Students

Saint John’s Preparatory School Announces Top Ten 2023 Graduates Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville will hold its 166th commencement ceremony Friday, May 26, 2023 at the Saint John’s Abbey Church. It will begin with a 3:00 p.m.  Baccalaureate Mass with Saint Cloud Diocese Bishop Patrick Neary and Saint John’s Abbey Abbot John Klassen ’67, […]

Prep Students Selected for all-state Music Honors

Every year the Minnesota Music Educators Association invites the top high school musicians from across the state to audition for selection in the All-State Ensembles. Out of the hundreds of students who apply every year, Prep is honored to have two students selected for participation this year! Lincoln ’24 was selected to participate on bass […]

New PartnerShip Creates New Scholarships

New Partnership with Flaherty Family Foundation Creates New Scholarships for Prep Students Saint John’s Prep is proud to join forces with the Flaherty Family Foundation to provide scholarship funds to high-potential students with economic need. This spring, Prep will offer up to seven new Flaherty Family Foundation scholarships for incoming high school students. The scholarship […]

Candy Canes Help 6th Grade support toys for tots

As part of a service project in Theology class, the 6th graders raised money for the Toys for Tots program in Central Minnesota. The students first brought in candy canes to sell to students, faculty, and staff. To advertise the sale, they put up posters around the school, presented at the Upper School Prep Talk, […]

MIddle School Auction Raises over $1,000 for Families in Need

7th and 8th Graders Raise $1,344 for Anna Marie’s Alliance On Monday, December 13 the 7th and 8th grade students for raising over $1,344 for Anna Marie’s Alliance, a shelter for women and children in difficult circumstances. The students raised the money in just one hour! With the help of Col. Frank Imholte of Black Diamond Auctioneers and […]

SJP Fall Semester Acts of Generosity

Campus Ministry UpdateThank you for your generosity! The members of the Saint John’s Prep community have demonstrated their commitment to the Benedictine value of respect for persons and community living through their generous giving to various causes at our school masses this fall: In November a crew of Saint John’s Prep students, parents and teachers […]

In Memoriam ~ Charles “Chuck” Powers ’47

Charles “Chuck Powers ’47  Charles James Powers was born on January 4, 1928 in Jamestown, North Dakota and passed away in Spokane, Washington on December 5, 2022, just shy of his 95th birthday. Chuck grew up in LaMoure, North Dakota and was the only son of Albert E. and Pearl Powers. His beloved sisters Catherine […]

SJP Senior is Commended Student in National Merit Scholarship Program

A Saint John’s Prep senior is being honored as a Commended Student in the 2022-23 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Kyumin “Kai” Kang is the son of Sun Hye Jung and Sang Yoon Kang of Seongnam near Seoul, South Korea. Kai is a stage manager and composer in the Saint John’s Prep Theatre Department. Kai is […]