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Mar
18
Mon
Discovery Day March 18 @ Saint John's Prep
Mar 18 @ 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

A Discovery Day at Saint John’s Prep is a great way for students in grades 5-11 to experience our co-ed school.  You are invited to spend the day on campus with a current student and attend our innovative classes, meet our teachers, and be immersed in our community.

Coming to a Discovery Day is also a great way for parents to learn about Variable Tuition, our academic programs, go on a campus tour, learn about the Benedictine tradition, and more!

We look forward to meeting you!

         Schedule your visit       
Our upcoming Discovery Days:
  • Monday, November 6
  • Friday, December 1
  • Monday, January 22
  • Friday, February 16
  • Monday, March 18
  • Friday, April 12

Have questions? Call or email Amanda Henry at 320-363-3332 or ahenry001@sjprep.net

Mar
22
Fri
Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame March 22 @ Paramount Center for the Arts
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame
Friday, March 22 • 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23 • 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24 • 2:00pm
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Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud, MN

The Hunchback Of Notre DameThe Saint John’s Prep Theatre Department is bringing Disney’s A Hunchback of Notre Dame  to life! The cast and crew is bringing this sweeping score and powerful story to the stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts March 22-24, 2024! Be prepared to be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical!

This production will take you to Paris with an epic cathedral size set, vivid backdrops and exciting special effects. More than 60 Saint John’s Prep students in grades 6-12  are bringing this tale to life! The shows will also feature a background choir with singers from the Great River Chorale, Saint John’s Abbey, and Saint John’s Prep alumni. Be prepared for powerful performances and heart stopping music!

The story comes from the book by Victor Hugo and includes songs from the Disney film.  Prep’s production is set at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and features the title character, Quasimodo, who is the cathedral’s bell-ringer.  Quasimodo’s uncle is the intimidating Dom Claude Frollo who orders Quasi to stay hidden in the bell tower. Quasimodo defies his uncle and leaves the church and befriends the beautiful Esmeralda. The show follows Quasimodo’s efforts to protect Esmeralda from his uncle.

The show runs March 22-24 at the Paramount Center of the Arts in St. Cloud, MN. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for children.
Click here to reserve your seats today!  American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be offered at 7:30pm on March 23.

Mar
23
Sat
Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame March 23 Matinee @ Paramount Center for the Arts
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame
Friday, March 22 • 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23 • 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24 • 2:00pm
Order Tickets
Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud, MN

The Hunchback Of Notre DameThe Saint John’s Prep Theatre Department is bringing Disney’s A Hunchback of Notre Dame  to life! The cast and crew is bringing this sweeping score and powerful story to the stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts March 22-24, 2024! Be prepared to be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical!

This production will take you to Paris with an epic cathedral size set, vivid backdrops and exciting special effects. More than 60 Saint John’s Prep students in grades 6-12  are bringing this tale to life! The shows will also feature a background choir with singers from the Great River Chorale, Saint John’s Abbey, and Saint John’s Prep alumni. Be prepared for powerful performances and heart stopping music!

The story comes from the book by Victor Hugo and includes songs from the Disney film.  Prep’s production is set at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and features the title character, Quasimodo, who is the cathedral’s bell-ringer.  Quasimodo’s uncle is the intimidating Dom Claude Frollo who orders Quasi to stay hidden in the bell tower. Quasimodo defies his uncle and leaves the church and befriends the beautiful Esmeralda. The show follows Quasimodo’s efforts to protect Esmeralda from his uncle.

The show runs March 22-24 at the Paramount Center of the Arts in St. Cloud, MN. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for children.
Click here to reserve your seats today!  American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be offered at 7:30pm on March 23.

Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame March 23 @ Paramount Center for the Arts
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame
Friday, March 22 • 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23 • 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24 • 2:00pm
Order Tickets
Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud, MN

The Hunchback Of Notre DameThe Saint John’s Prep Theatre Department is bringing Disney’s A Hunchback of Notre Dame  to life! The cast and crew is bringing this sweeping score and powerful story to the stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts March 22-24, 2024! Be prepared to be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical!

This production will take you to Paris with an epic cathedral size set, vivid backdrops and exciting special effects. More than 60 Saint John’s Prep students in grades 6-12  are bringing this tale to life! The shows will also feature a background choir with singers from the Great River Chorale, Saint John’s Abbey, and Saint John’s Prep alumni. Be prepared for powerful performances and heart stopping music!

The story comes from the book by Victor Hugo and includes songs from the Disney film.  Prep’s production is set at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and features the title character, Quasimodo, who is the cathedral’s bell-ringer.  Quasimodo’s uncle is the intimidating Dom Claude Frollo who orders Quasi to stay hidden in the bell tower. Quasimodo defies his uncle and leaves the church and befriends the beautiful Esmeralda. The show follows Quasimodo’s efforts to protect Esmeralda from his uncle.

The show runs March 22-24 at the Paramount Center of the Arts in St. Cloud, MN. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for children.
Click here to reserve your seats today!  American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be offered at 7:30pm on March 23.

Mar
24
Sun
Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame March 24 Matinee @ Paramount Center for the Arts
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame
Friday, March 22 • 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23 • 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24 • 2:00pm
Order Tickets
Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud, MN

The Hunchback Of Notre DameThe Saint John’s Prep Theatre Department is bringing Disney’s A Hunchback of Notre Dame  to life! The cast and crew is bringing this sweeping score and powerful story to the stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts March 22-24, 2024! Be prepared to be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical!

This production will take you to Paris with an epic cathedral size set, vivid backdrops and exciting special effects. More than 60 Saint John’s Prep students in grades 6-12  are bringing this tale to life! The shows will also feature a background choir with singers from the Great River Chorale, Saint John’s Abbey, and Saint John’s Prep alumni. Be prepared for powerful performances and heart stopping music!

The story comes from the book by Victor Hugo and includes songs from the Disney film.  Prep’s production is set at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and features the title character, Quasimodo, who is the cathedral’s bell-ringer.  Quasimodo’s uncle is the intimidating Dom Claude Frollo who orders Quasi to stay hidden in the bell tower. Quasimodo defies his uncle and leaves the church and befriends the beautiful Esmeralda. The show follows Quasimodo’s efforts to protect Esmeralda from his uncle.

The show runs March 22-24 at the Paramount Center of the Arts in St. Cloud, MN. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for children.
Click here to reserve your seats today!  American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be offered at 7:30pm on March 23.

Apr
12
Fri
Discovery Day April 12 @ Saint John's Prep
Apr 12 @ 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

A Discovery Day at Saint John’s Prep is a great way for students in grades 5-11 to experience our co-ed school.  You are invited to spend the day on campus with a current student and attend our innovative classes, meet our teachers, and be immersed in our community.

Coming to a Discovery Day is also a great way for parents to learn about Variable Tuition, our academic programs, go on a campus tour, learn about the Benedictine tradition, and more!

We look forward to meeting you!

         Schedule your visit       
Our upcoming Discovery Days:
  • Monday, November 6
  • Friday, December 1
  • Monday, January 22
  • Friday, February 16
  • Monday, March 18
  • Friday, April 12

Have questions? Call or email Amanda Henry at 320-363-3332 or ahenry001@sjprep.net

Apr
27
Sat
Grand Tour of Nations 2024 @ Gorecki Center
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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April 27, 2024
Gorecki Center
5:30-9:30pm
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Order RAFFLE TICKETS

Grand Tour of Nations is a party for parents, grandparents, alumni and friends to come together and support Saint John’s Prep. Proceeds from Grand Tour provide vital funding for student scholarships and programs. This fundraiser will be held on April 27, 2024 at the Gorecki Center on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict. We are excited to host a spectacular event 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!

Our destination this year is India! Our volunteers are already working on spectacular décor and a delicious menu to transport our Grand Tour Guests to India on April 27.

Thanks to your participation and generosity at the 2023 event, Grand Tour raised over $250,000 for student programs and scholarships! We hope to surpass that amount in 2024! If you would like to be a part of the 2023 event’s success, contact Jill Pauly, Director of Communications and Events via email jpauly@sjprep.net or Sara Gabrielson, Annual Giving Manager, at sgabriels001@sjprep.net.

DONATE AN ITEM OR BECOME A SPONSOR

You can ensure the success of Grand Tour of Nations by contributing to the silent or live auction. Take a look at our wishlist for donation ideas. If you aren’t sure what to donate, you could contribute money and our volunteers will create a basket in your name. You can drop items off at school or request that a volunteer picks it up. Have sports tickets, concert tickets or other experiences? Our volunteers would love to offer them in the live or silent auction! Contact Jill Pauly for further details.

Sponsors are such an integral part of Grand Tour of Nations. Your support directly impacts the educational experience of our students by providing scholarship and programming funding. Sara Gabrielson, Annual Giving Manager, at sgabriels001@sjprep.net to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!
For business owners, advertising through Grand Tour can really help get the word out to potential clients. We hope you will consider becoming a sponsor!

$10,000 CASH RAFFLE

Our Grand Tour of Nations raffle has a $10,000 cash grand prize in 2024! We’ll host the raffle live during our Grand Tour of Nations program on April 27, 2024 at the Gorecki Center on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. Tickets are $100 each and only 350 will be sold.
(Only 350 tickets will be sold at $100/ticket. Prizes include a $10,000, $2,500, $1,000, & $500. The Grand Prize winner is responsible for all applicable taxes. Ticket holders need not be present to win)
You can purchase your raffle ticket today by calling 320-363-3316 or mail a check noting your desire to purchase a raffle ticket to:

Saint John’s Prep School Attn: Advancement Office
2280 Watertower Road
Box 4000
Collegeville, MN 56321

You may also purchase a raffle ticket online using an electronic bank transfer. Click here to order your raffle tickets online!

Jun
28
Fri
Alumni Weekend 2024 @ Saint John's Prep
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 am

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Please join us for Alumni Weekend 2024 at Saint John’s Prep!
June 28-30, 2024
Register for Meals and Activities

We are planning special events for alumni of all ages on campus June 28-30, 2024. We hope you will join us for this fun day of campus tours, great food and lots time to reminisce! Below is a tentative list of events we are planning. If you would like help plan the weekend or need assistance getting your class together, contact Alumni and Community Engagement Manager Hazel Anderson-Larson

Accommodations
On-campus accommodations are available through Saint John’s University Events. Follow this link to book a Saint John’s University dorm room on campus. Rooms are available in Benet Hall and the Flynntown Apartments.

There are some rooms available at the Abbey Guesthouse (singles and doubles).  Please call the Abbey Guesthouse receptionist at 320-363-2573 for availability. Make sure to mention you are attending the Prep School Alumni Weekend! (Contact Fr. Cyril Gorman, OSB ,the Guest House group reservations manager, with questions about accommodations.)

A room block is available at the Hilton Garden Inn in Waite Park, near the Park Event Center. Registration for these rooms is now available using this link. You may also call the hotel and directly at 320-640-7990 and use group code: SJP. Please reserve your room in the block by May 27.

Tentative Alumni Weekend Agenda- more events will be added soon!

Friday, June 28

Class of 1964 60th Class Reunion: Dinner at the Quad (Room 170)

Class of 1974 50th Class Reunion: Social at Bad Habit Brewing in St. Joseph

Class of 2004 20th Class Reunion Dinner at the Cold Spring home of Kris and David Fremo

Class of 1984 40th Class Reunion: Happy Hour at the Estates and party at the American Legion

Saturday, June 29

Coffee and Community, a Conversation with Head of School Jon McGee
9:00am
Weber Center

Tour Saint John’s Prep and the Saint Michael Hall Residence (The newly renovated dorm)
9:00am
Meet in the Weber Center

Celebrating 50 Years of Women on Campus
10:00am Details to be shared very soon!

BBQ Lunch pre-registration required
11:30am
Weber Center 

Class Photos
1:00pm
SJP Front Lawn

Afternoon Activities

  • Hang out at Saint John’s Prep
  • Lake Sagatagan Beach
  • Tour HMML Bible Gallery
  • Walk to Stella Marais Chapel
  • Self Guided Tour of the Saint John’s Cemetery 

Alumni Dinner pre-registration required
5:30pm Social
6:00pm Dinner
Br. Willie’s Pub in SJU Sexton Commons, Cash Bar Provided

Sunday, June 30

Mass with the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey
10:30am
Saint John’s Abbey Church

Brunch no reservations needed
11:00am
Saint John’s Refectory

Class of 1964 60th Reunion Celebration @ Saint John's Prep
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 10:00 am

Class of 1964 60th Reunion
June 28-30, 2024
REGISTER FOR JUNE 29 AT SAINT JOHN’S PREP

The Class of 1964 is planning an exciting 60th class reunion! Please save the date of June 28-30, 2024 for this wonderful event to reconnect and reminisce. We have planned a Friday night dinner just for the Class of ‘64 in the old Alumni Lounge (Quad 170). There will be a piano available in case anyone would like to play and sing at the same time?! I wonder who that could be? The fee for the dinner is $60 per person and includes dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks. Click here to register for our dinner and all of the great events scheduled for the weekend.

In addition, we have made arrangements to “tour” the old dorms on the 5th floor of the Quad.  We hear that it is still much the same, but we want to verify that in person. Besides the Friday activities for the Class of 64, the “all-school” events are scheduled for Saturday, including lectures, tours of the “new” dorm Saint Michael Hall, group pictures, and a big frolicking dinner at Sexton Commons.  You may know that the Class of ‘74 is celebrating 50 years of women at the Prep School, so that will be a special celebration.

Looking forward to seeing you and your spouse/partner on June 28th. Registration online is at www.sprep.net/events.

Bob Kessler, Tom Moyer, Jim Cox, John Sipe, Phil Ledermann, and Brother Walter Kieffer

If you have questions about Alumni Weekend, please contact Alumni and Community Engagement Manager Hazel Anderson-Larson

Accommodations
On-campus accommodations are available through Saint John’s University Events. Follow this link to book a Saint John’s University dorm room on campus. Rooms are available in Benet Hall and the Flynntown Apartments. Please make sure to indicate you are on campus for our 50th reunion!

There are some rooms available at the Abbey Guesthouse (singles and doubles).  Please call the Abbey Guesthouse receptionist at 320-363-2573 for availability. Make sure to mention you are attending the Prep School Alumni Weekend! (Contact Fr. Cyril Gorman, OSB ,the Guest House group reservations manager, with questions about accommodations.)

A room block is available at the Hilton Garden Inn in Waite Park, near the Park Event Center. Registration for these rooms is now available using this link. You may also call the hotel and directly at 320-640-7990 and use group code: SJP. Please reserve your room in the block by May 27.

TENTATIVE ALUMNI WEEKEND AGENDA- MORE EVENTS WILL BE ADDED SOON!

Friday, June 28

Class of 1974 50th Class Reunion Social at Bad Habit Brewing in St. Joseph

Saturday, June 29

Coffee and Community, a Conversation with Head of School Jon McGee
9:00am
Weber Center

Tour Saint John’s Prep and the Saint Michael Hall Residence (The newly renovated dorm)
9:00am
Meet in the Weber Center

Celebrating 50 Years of Women on Campus
10:00am Details to be shared very soon!

BBQ Lunch pre-registration required
11:30am
Weber Center 

Class Photos
1:00pm
SJP Front Lawn

Afternoon Activities

  • Hang out at Saint John’s Prep
  • Lake Sagatagan Beach
  • Tour HMML Bible Gallery
  • Walk to Stella Marais Chapel
  • Self Guided Tour of the Saint John’s Cemetery 

Alumni Dinner pre-registration required
5:30pm Social
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm SJP Trivia
Br. Willie’s Pub in SJU Sexton Commons, Cash Bar Provided

Sunday, June 30

Mass with the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey
10:30am
Saint John’s Abbey Church
or
Mass with the sisters of Saint Benedict’s Monastery
10:30am
Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Joseph

Brunch no reservations needed
11:00am
Saint John’s Refectory
or
11:00am
The College of Saint Benedict’s Gorecki Center

Class of 1974 50th Reunion Celebration @ Saint John's Prep
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 10:00 am

Save the Date!
Class of 1974 50th Reunion
June 28-30, 2024
REGISTER FOR EVENTS 

The Class of 1974 is planning their exciting 50th class reunion! Please save the date of June 28-30, 2024 for this wonderful event to reconnect and reminisce. The Class of 1974 will host an event at Bad Habit Brewing in the evening of June 28. Contact Frank Brown ’74 for details.

Accommodations
On-campus accommodations are available through Saint John’s University Events. Follow this link to book a Saint John’s University dorm room on campus. Rooms are available in Benet Hall and the Flynntown Apartments. Please make sure to indicate you are on campus for our 50th reunion!

There are some rooms available at the Abbey Guesthouse (singles and doubles).  Please call the Abbey Guesthouse receptionist at 320-363-2573 for availability. Make sure to mention you are attending the Prep School Alumni Weekend! (Contact Fr. Cyril Gorman, OSB ,the Guest House group reservations manager, with questions about accommodations.)

A room block is available at the Hilton Garden Inn in Waite Park, near the Park Event Center. Registration for these rooms is now available using this link. You may also call the hotel and directly at 320-640-7990 and use group code: SJP. Please reserve your room in the block by May 27.

TENTATIVE ALUMNI WEEKEND AGENDA- MORE EVENTS WILL BE ADDED SOON!

Friday, June 28

Class of 1974 50th Class Reunion Social at Bad Habit Brewing in St. Joseph

Saturday, June 29

Coffee and Community, a Conversation with Head of School Jon McGee
9:00am
Weber Center

Tour Saint John’s Prep and the Saint Michael Hall Residence (The newly renovated dorm)
9:00am
Meet in the Weber Center

Celebrating 50 Years of Women on Campus
10:00am Details to be shared very soon!

BBQ Lunch pre-registration required
11:30am
Weber Center 

Class Photos
1:00pm
SJP Front Lawn

Afternoon Activities

  • Hang out at Saint John’s Prep
  • Lake Sagatagan Beach
  • Tour HMML Bible Gallery
  • Walk to Stella Marais Chapel
  • Self Guided Tour of the Saint John’s Cemetery 

Alumni Dinner pre-registration required
5:30pm Social
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm SJP Trivia
Br. Willie’s Pub in SJU Sexton Commons, Cash Bar Provided

Sunday, June 30

Mass with the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey
10:30am
Saint John’s Abbey Church
or
Mass with the sisters of Saint Benedict’s Monastery
10:30am
Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Joseph

Brunch no reservations needed
11:00am
Saint John’s Refectory
or
11:00am
The College of Saint Benedict’s Gorecki Center

If you have questions about Alumni Weekend, please contact Alumni and Community Engagement Manager Hazel Anderson-Larson