Upcoming events

Nov
14
Thu
Give to the Max Day 2019 @ Saint John's Prep
Nov 14 all-day

JOIN US IN THIS MISSION BY MAKING A GIFT TO THE SJP STUDENT FUND

Give to the Max Day is a day of giving for people from Minnesota, the country and the world to come together and support their favorite non-profit organizations. Give to the Max Day is November 14, 2019, but you can take part in this campaign today!

Affordability is a front and center concern for most families. The living endowment that came in the form of an essentially “free” monastic commitment to the school ended long ago. Tuition for families ranges from 40-90% of the full cost of education. Last year, we awarded over $800,000 in financial aid made possible through the generous support of our Prep School family. We rely on the generosity of alumni and friends because the world needs Saint John’s Prep – the education we provide, the values we instill – more than ever. Your gift supports innovative, imaginative, and creative ways to continue providing a remarkable and transformative experience for our students.

Your gift helps make the Saint John’s Prep experience accessible and exceptional for all students.

Join our Give to the Max Day Campaign!

Double Your Donation
We are thrilled to announce that we have a generous $25,000 match for Give to the Max Day! This year, the grandparents of several Saint John’s Prep students and alumni are offering a $25,000 matching gift- that means they’ll match every Give to the Max donation to Saint John’s Prep, dollar to dollar, up to $25,000!
In 2018, more than 130 alumni, parents, grandparents and friends came together to raise more than $81,000 on Give to the Max Day. They joined this exciting one-day campaign by giving via our website, on the phone and in the mail. Please join us in our 2019 Give to the Max Day campaign to support our student scholarships and programs.

Ways to Give
You can participate in this exciting day by giving online, via mail or by phone. If you prefer to give by mail or phone, it will count towards our matching gift, as long as you mention Give to the Max Day!
Please send your gift to:
Saint John’s Prep/Give to the Max
Box 4000
2280 Watertower Road
Collegeville, MN 56321
If you prefer to give via phone, please call  Angie Baszler at (320) 363-3324. Help will be available via phone until 5:00pm on November 14!

Nov
24
Sun
National Wrestling Coaches Association Honors Fr. Otto Weber, OSB @ Saint John's University Great Hall
Nov 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Join us as we partner with the National Wrestling Coaches Association, Minnesota Chapter to honor the life and work of Fr. Otto Weber, OSB. On November 24, the organization will honor Fr. Otto with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event will be in the Great Hall at 1:30pm. Organizers are looking for photos of Fr. Otto and special memories from his students and athletes. Please RSVP or send any photos or memories to by using this link.
All are welcome to attend the reception hosted by the National Wrestling Coaches Association!

Dec
19
Thu
Christmas in the Twin Cities Luncheon @ The University Club of Saint Paul
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the holidays with a delightful lunch!

Join alumni and friends of Saint John’s Prep for a Christmas luncheon at the beautiful University Club of Saint Paul. A delicious buffet lunch will be served amidst the stunning Christmas decorations of the University Club. A team from Saint John’s Prep will share an update from campus. A collection will be held for the Fr. Germain Loeber, OSB Memorial Scholarship Fund.

We hope you can join us for this festive party!

The luncheon is $35 a person. Alumni and spouses are very welcome to attend.

 

Feb
20
Thu
Southwest Florida Stand-Up @ The Home of Larry '60 and Renee Jordan in Estero, Florida
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening in beautiful Estero, Florida. We will welcome alumni and friends at the home of Larry ’60 and Renee Jordan for a casual buffet and cocktails.

Estero is nestled next to Bonita Springs, near Naples and Fort Meyers. This event is free, hosted courtesy of Larry and Renee.

Join representatives from Saint John’s Prep for this gathering. Hear what’s happening in Collegeville and learn what’s ahead in the exciting future of our school and community.

Please make sure to RSVP by February 17. The Jordan’s live in a gated community and we need to make sure your name is added to the guest list. We will share their address and directions after you register for the event.

Apr
25
Sat
A Grand Tour of Nations 2020 @ Gorecki Center at the College of Saint Benedict
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the Date! Saturday, April 25, 2020
Gorecki Center, College of Saint Benedict

  • 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
  • SOCIAL HOUR
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • $10,000 VACATION RAFFLE
  • GOURMET HORS D’OEURVES
  • LIVE AUCTION
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Our destination is brazil!

Join us for this exciting fundraising event when we celebrate Brazil! This entertaining celebration helps raise money for student programs and scholarships. This is a party for parents, grandparents, alumni/ae and friends to support Saint John’s Prep. The evening will include gourmet hors d’oevre stations, a Brazilian tasting menu, live music and energetic live & silent auctions. This exciting event brings together more than 240 people and raisess over $120,000 for Saint John’s Prep.

How can you help?

A Grand Tour of Nations is our largest and only fundraising event of the year. We need the support of our parents and alumni/ae to pull off this magical night to celebrate our school.

If you would like to donate an auction item for Grand Tour, check out our auction wishlist!

Auction Wishlist

Other ways to help:

  • Volunteer (whether you can give two hours or twenty, we need YOU!)
  • Become a sponsor!
  • Advertise in the Auction Book
  • Donate an auction item (we’ll even take cash and create a basket for you!)
  • Attend the party! 

 

A Grand Tour of Nations Raffle

Take part in an exciting raffle that could give you the vacation trip of your dreams! The grand prize is a travel voucher valued at $10,000 from Bursch Travel. Saint John’s Prep will pay the taxes for the grand prize winner, so the actual value is $13,333!

We are selling a limited number of tickets – 350 at $100/ticket. Tickets go on sale in January.
Tickets may be purchased with cash or check only. Ticket issued upon payment. Proceeds benefit Saint John’s Preparatory School.

The winning ticket will be drawn on April 25, 2020 at the A Grand Tour of Nations event. The winner need not be present to win. The prize will be awarded in the form of a travel voucher issued by Bursch Travel, which can be used for alternative travel if desired. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place winning tickets.

Second Prize $2,000
Third Prize $1,000
Fourth Prize $500

Jun
12
Fri
All School Reunion @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Save the Date! June 12-14, 2020

It’s time to make plans to return to Saint John’s Prep for our All School Reunion 2020. We’re excited to welcome back our alumni/ae and families for this weekend of friendship and fun. Plan to join us June 12-14 in Collegeville. There are several events listed below and others will be added as we get closer to the event.
These plans are still in the works, let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to do!

Friday, June 12
Individual Class Events (let us know your plans and we’ll share them!)

  • 5:30 pm Twin Towers Dinner and Social in SJU Quad 170
    *This will include the induction ceremony for the Class of 1970. Twin Towers members and their guests are welcome to attend this event. After dinner, the room is reserved for the Class of 1970 for an evening of remembrances and celebrations.
    The Twin Towers Club is for all alumni who graduated 50 years ago or longer. If you graduated before 1970 and have not been a part of the ceremony and received your hat, please contact us! 
  • Individual Class Events: Friday night is an ideal night to get together with your classmates. Whether you meet on campus, in St. Cloud or in the Twin Cities, let us know of your plans! We’re happy to help you share the details with your classmates.
Class of 1969 50th Reunion Webpag

Saturday, June 13
Tentative ALL SCHOOL REUNION EVENTS
These plans are still in the works, let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to do!

  • 9:00 am Nature Walk on Campus
    Meet in School Lobby
  • 10:00 am Coffee Talk
    Weber Center
  • 10:30 am Saint John’s Prep History Lesson
  • 11:30 pm BBQ Lunch
    Weber Center and SJP Lawn
  • 1:00 pm Class photos on the front lawn
  • Free time, campus tours including classroom building and Saint Michael Hall
  • 2:00 pm Saint John’s Bible Gallery Tour
    Alcuin Library, Lower Level
  • 4:00 pm Mass
    Location TBD
  • 5:00 pm Champagne Toast and social
    Weber Center
  • 5:45 pm Dinner
    Weber Center
  • 6:00 pm Party and Entertainment
    Weber Center

 

Sunday, June 14
ALL SCHOOL REUNION EVENTS

  • 10:30 am Mass in the Abbey Church
  • Breakfast is available from 7:00-8:30am in the Refectory. Lunch is available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Payment can be made with cash or credit card at the door.

Planning Support
We are happy to support individual classes as they plan their own events. Space on campus is limited, but we can direct you to great locations in St. Cloud and Central Minnesota. We’ll also help you spread the word about your event. Please contact Jill Pauly if you are planning a gathering for your class.

Housing
We’re proud to offer three recommendations for housing for reunion weekend. A very limited number of rooms are available at the Saint John’s Abbey Guest House, located next to the main Prep building. Call 320-363-2573 for availability.

Saint John’s University Dining and Events has several options available in the SJU residence halls, located on the Collegeville campus. Dorm options will be shared in January 2020.

Interested in a traditional hotel? SJP is working on a partnership with a Waite Park hotel. Details and reservations will be available very soon!