first day of School is August 23 Posted on July 13, 2023 in Faculty News, Press Releases, Student NewsTagged affordability, collaboration, Middle School, Preparatory Saint John’s Prep will launch our 167th school year on August 23, 2023. The day will begin with the annual convocation ceremony in the Saint John’s Abbey Church at 8:30am. The program includes a march of flags, blessings, words of wisdom and inspirational messages. Scheduled speakers will include Saint John’s Abbey Abbot and Saint John’s Prep Chancellor John Klassen, OSB ’67, Principal Dr. Christine Glomski, Head of School Jon McGee and Student Council President Patrick Duffy ’24. More than 290 students from 15 countries, three states, and 25 different Minnesota communities will be on campus this fall. Applications for 2023-24 are still being accepted, but space may be limited in some class years. Please contact the Saint John’s Prep Admission team for more information. All students are asked to be on campus by 8:00am on August 23. Classes will begin immediately following convocation at the Abbey Church. Alumni, parents, siblings and grandparents are welcome to attend convocation. There will be an all school photo taken on the steps of the Abbey Church right after convocation. Our annual back to school picnic for our families is scheduled for August 20 at 5:30pm on the Saint John’s Prep front lawn. The 9th grade and new Upper School student orientation is scheduled for August 21 in the Saint John’s Prep Weber Center. Current families are welcome to explore our school calendar, lunch account details, school supplies lists and other important links on our Parent and Student webpage. Saint John’s Prep families are also welcome to email the main office at SJPOFFICE@SJPREP.NET with any questions. The oldest secondary school in Minnesota, Saint John’s Prep is ranked as the top Catholic school in the state, in the top 25 Catholic schools in the country, and among the top 5% of all private schools in the United States. To learn more about our rankings visit Niche.com.