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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 […]

Clare Duffy ‘22 Heads to Washington, DC to Represent Minnesota at Girls Nation

Senior Clare Duffy is a Girls nation Senator for Minnesota Saint John’s Preparatory School is proud to announce that Senior Clare Duffy is one of just two students selected to represent Minnesota at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. Clare ‘22 is the daughter of Megan and Brendon Duffy of Cold Spring and […]

In Memoriam ~ Waldemar Wenner ’50

Waldemar “Wally” Wenner ’50 Waldemar Hall Wenner, “Wally” to all and a Minnesotan to his core, died March 29, 2021, in Millbrae, California at the age of 88. He was born Dec. 30, 1932, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and grew up in a home on the Mississippi River, the eldest child of Dr. Waldemar Thomas […]

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 […]

In Memoriam ~ Mark R. Schulzetenberg ’69

Mark R. Schulzetenberg, age 69 of St. Paul, formerly of Melrose, Minnesota, died Thursday, November 12, 2020 at The Phoenix Residence in St. Paul, Minnesota where he lived the past 6.5 years. A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 17 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose with Deacon Ernie Kociemba officiating. A Mass […]

Saint John’s Prep Students Support 27 Families this Thanksgiving

Saint John’s Prep students, faculty and staff are sharing the spirit of Thanksgiving by donating food and money to the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf. SJP Campus Ministry Directory Br. Lucian Lopez, OSB delivered 20 boxes and bags of food and $1,805 in cash and checks to the food shelf. This year the Saint John’s […]

A Transformational Experience

Peter Wolters ’70 Lifelong Friendships, Global Perspectives and a Commitment to Serve Attending the Prep School was transformational for Peter Wolters. “I met one of my best friends at Prep while standing in line to register for classes at Prep on Labor Day of 1966.  Richie* (Smith) and I not only attended Prep, but we […]

Class of 2020 Top Ten Students

  Saint John’s Preparatory School Announces Top Ten 2020 Graduates Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville will hold its 163nd commencement on June 19, 2019 with a virtual ceremony. A parade for graduates is planned through campus later that evening. Seniors selected Thomas Grandy, a Saint John’s Prep Mathematics and Theology instructor, to deliver the […]

In Memoriam ~ John Howard ’47

John Howard ’47 John Howard, of St. Peter, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Private Mass will be held at the Catholic Church of St. Peter, St. Peter with a public service at a later date. Memorials are preferred. John was born to Frank and Mary (Gilles) Howard in 1929 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. His early […]

Courage, Compassion, Gratefulness and Hope

A Message From Head of School Jon McGee Dear Saint John’s Prep Families, Alumni and Friends, We pray this note finds you and your family well during these trying times. Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and our students. We appreciate your warm messages of care and concern. Today, Friday, March 27, […]