Upcoming events

Oct
1
Fri
Reunion 2021 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

Reunion Weekend
October 1-3, 2021

Online registration is now closed. To register, please call Cindy Haagenson at 320-363-3316.

Save the date for October 1-3, 2021 for reunion weekend! It is our plan to welcome back all those who would’ve celebrated reunions in 2020 as well as those who will celebrate reunions in 2021. We have spaces on campus reserved for events and we are working with members of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 to plan meals and activities.

We’re excited to welcome back our alumni and families for this weekend of friendship and fun! Below is a list of reunion events.

Hotel Accommodations
A limited number of rooms may still be available at the Saint John’s Abbey Guest House. Call for availability 320-363-2573.
Rooms are available at the Marriott Residence Inn in Waite Park. Check online for availability.
Rooms are also available at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn in Waite Park. Check online for availability.

Class of 1970
Class of 1971 

Reunion Events

Besides the events below, you are welcome to take a walk to the Stella Marais Chapel, visit the Saint John’s Pottery Studio, catch some sunshine on the beach or simply relax with old friends at Prep. Is there an activity you and your classmates would like to experience? Contact Director of Communications and Events, Jill Pauly.

Please note, face masks are required inside all buildings on the Saint John’s campus.

Friday, October 1, 2021
Saint John’s Abbey Garden Walk and Cemetery Tour
2:00pm Meet in the Saint John’s Great Hall

Happy Hour and Casual Dinner
4:30pm Weber Center & Lawn

Class of 1971 Zoom Meeting
7:00pm SJP Boardroom

Saturday, October 2, 2021 

Saint John’s Abbey Church Art and Architecture Tour with Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer, OSB
8:15am Meet on the steps of the Abbey Church

Coffee and Community with Head of School Jon McGee
9:00am Meet in the Weber Center

Saint John’s Prep History Lesson
10:15am Saint John’s Prep Library & Learning Commons

BBQ Lunch
11:30am Weber Center & Lawn

Saint Michael Hall Tour
12:30-1:30pm Saint Michael Hall Community Space

Class of 1970 Zoom Meeting
2:00pm SJP Library

Class of 1966 Zoom Meeting
3:00pm SJP Boardroom

Saint John’s Prep Community Mass
4:00pm Saint John’s Abbey Church

50th Reunion Dinner Celebrations for the Classes of 1970 and 1971
5:00pm Social
6:00pm Dinner
SJU Quad 264

Sunday October 3, 2021

Saint John’s Abbey Community Mass
10:30am Saint John’s Abbey Church

Brunch in the Refectory
11:00am SJU Quad Building

Is your class working on a reunion? Whether you celebrate in Collegeville, Minneapolis or anywhere else, we are happy to help you connect. Contact Director of Communications and Events, Jill Pauly jpauly@sjprep.net for help organizing your class gathering.

Virtual Events
Can we help your class connect? Perhaps your group needs to meet online. Let us know by reaching out to Director of Communications and Events, Jill Pauly jpauly@sjprep.net for help organizing your virtual reunion

Nov
8
Mon
Prep Visit Days – Middle School (6-8) November 8 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Explore.Experience.Engage.

Visit Saint John’s Prep and become a part of our school community for a day! At these special visit days, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register Now!

 

Individual and virtual visit days are also available. The admission team will work with you on a personalized experience based on the interests and needs of your family.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a cloth or disposable mask that covers both the nose and mouth when they are on the Saint John’s campus. Please wear a mask both indoors and outdoors on our campus. Please refer to our Prep Forward plan for more information about our health and safety protocols.

Dec
3
Fri
Prep Visit Days – Middle School (6-8) December 3 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Explore.Experience.Engage.

Visit Saint John’s Prep and become a part of our school community for the day! At these special visit days, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register Now!

 

Individual and virtual visit days are also available. The admission team will work with you on a personalized experience based on the interests and needs of your family.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a cloth or disposable mask that covers both the nose and mouth when they are on the Saint John’s campus. Please wear a mask both indoors and outdoors on our campus. Please refer to our Prep Forward plan for more information about our health and safety protocols.

Jan
18
Tue
Prep Visit Days – Middle School (6-8) January 18 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Explore.Experience.Engage.

Visit Saint John’s Prep and become a part of our school community for the day! At these special visit days, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register Now!

 

Individual and virtual visit days are also available. The admission team will work with you on a personalized experience based on the interests and needs of your family.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a cloth or disposable mask that covers both the nose and mouth when they are on the Saint John’s campus. Please wear a mask both indoors and outdoors on our campus. Please refer to our Prep Forward plan for more information about our health and safety protocols.

Feb
18
Fri
Prep Visit Days – Middle School (6-8) February 18 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Feb 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Explore.Experience.Engage.

Visit Saint John’s Prep and become a part of our school community for the day! At these special visit days, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register Now!

 

Individual and virtual visit days are also available. The admission team will work with you on a personalized experience based on the interests and needs of your family.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a cloth or disposable mask that covers both the nose and mouth when they are on the Saint John’s campus. Please wear a mask both indoors and outdoors on our campus. Please refer to our Prep Forward plan for more information about our health and safety protocols.

Mar
21
Mon
Prep Visit Days – Middle School (6-8) March 21 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Explore.Experience.Engage.

Visit Saint John’s Prep and become a part of our school community for the day! At these special visit days, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register Now!

 

Individual and virtual visit days are also available. The admission team will work with you on a personalized experience based on the interests and needs of your family.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a cloth or disposable mask that covers both the nose and mouth when they are on the Saint John’s campus. Please wear a mask both indoors and outdoors on our campus. Please refer to our Prep Forward plan for more information about our health and safety protocols.

Apr
30
Sat
Grand Tour of Nations 2022 @ Gorecki Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Grand Tour of Nations
April 30, 2022

Save the date for Grand Tour of Nations on April 30, 2022! This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we need your support to make it a success. Proceeds from Grand Tour provide vital funding for student scholarships and programs.

The event in 2022 will be at the Gorecki Center on the College of Saint Benedict. We are excited to return to an in-person event completed with a delicious dinner, silent auction, live auction and giving moment. We hope you will join us on this spectacular evening to support our school and students!

Despite not being able to come together in person, thanks to your participation and generosity at the 2021 event, Grand Tour raised over $225,000 for student programs and scholarships.

If you would like to be a part of the 2022 event’s success, contact Aaron Miller, Vice President of Advancement at 320-363-2098 or via email amiller001@sjprep.net

2021 Grand Tour Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 Grand Tour Raffle Winners and thanks to all who played the game!

  • $10,000 Jude G.
  • $2,500 Derek L.
  • $1,000 Eileen D.
  • $500 Kelly C.
All of the winners are current or past Prep Parents! 

We appreciate our 2021 Sponsors!

GLOBAL GALA SPONSOR  

Midwest Financial Partners Investments, Inc.

GRAND ADVENTURE SPONSOR  

Zaun Family Foundation

WORLD TOUR SPONSORS 

American Door Works

Louis Industries

Bill and Chip Martin-Chaffee

SCR

Joe ’68 and Diana Twidwell

American National Bank

JOHNNIE HOUSE PARTY SPONSORS 

Arnold Companies

Brian and Eileen Dauer

Farmers and Merchants State Bank

Jon and Ann McGee

Mies Outland

Per Mar Security

Lynn Schnettler, Mary Jo Leighton ’80 and Bob Leighton ’79

Dan and Penny Smith

Wenner Companies

 

Business Partners

Black Financial Services

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Coborn’s 

Framework Marketing

Freeport State Bank

Kwik Trip

Madden’s on Gull Lake

Westside Liquors

Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken & Zimmermann, PLLC

Need assistance? Call Vice President of Advancement Aaron Miller at 320-363-2098 or Jill Pauly at 320-363-3112.

May
2
Mon
Prep Visit Days – Middle School (6-8) May 2 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Explore.Experience.Engage.

Visit Saint John’s Prep and become a part of our school community for the day! At these special visit days, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register Now!

 

Individual and virtual visit days are also available. The admission team will work with you on a personalized experience based on the interests and needs of your family.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a cloth or disposable mask that covers both the nose and mouth when they are on the Saint John’s campus. Please wear a mask both indoors and outdoors on our campus. Please refer to our Prep Forward plan for more information about our health and safety protocols.

Jul
15
Fri
Melk Reunion at Saint John’s Prep 2022 @ Saint John's Prep
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 11:00 pm

Melk Reunion at Saint John’s Prep
July 15-17, 2022
Collegeville, MN
Dear Melkites, Parents and Friends of Saint John’s Prep,

It is my pleasure to announce the upcoming 55th Melk Reunion held from July 15-17, 2022.

The celebrations will take place in and around our Saint John’s Preparatory School and Abbey campus. A reunion committee is planning a weekend filled with fun. We expect a great turn out of visiting guests from Melk and the United States. It shall be an event to remember!

Please, contact and encourage your Melkite classmate(s) to attend this spectacular event at Saint John’s. Mark your calendar and plan to join us at Saint John’s July 15-17, 2022! Detailed plans, housing options, event schedule and fees will be shared at a later date.

For more information and questions contact Emmy Sack at esack@csbsju.edu

Bis zum Sommer 2022!

Emmerich Sack

Melk Study Abroad Director