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International Students

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We are happy you are interested in Saint John’s Prep. Founded in 1857, our school is the oldest private secondary school in Minnesota. Our school is rich in history and traditions, yet innovative in our curriculum and programming. Because we are a smaller school, you will have many opportunities to be involved and become part of our school community as you study and prepare for college.

International Student Services

English as a Second Language (ESOL) Classes

College Counseling/College Placement

ACT/SAT Test Prep

Vibrant Residential Program

24 Hour Safety & Security

On-Campus Health Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions from International Students

What are the application requirements for International Students?

The admission requirements can be found on the Admission Process page. Or, you can apply now using the online application system.

What are the tuition & fees?

The total cost for 2022-2023 is $55,300 for grades 9-12. This includes tuition, room, meal plan, activities, athletics, technology, insurance, on-campus transportation, new student orientation, and registration.

What does it mean to be an International Student?

Saint John’s Preparatory School considers any applicant that has maintained their primary residence outside the United States for at least the past three years to be an International student, regardless of their immigration status.

Can International Students earn college credit at St. John’s University/College of Saint Benedict?

Yes! As an International Student, you are welcome to take SJU or CSB courses at no additional cost. Enrollment is dependent upon course space and availability within a student’s schedule and must work toward meeting graduation requirements.

Do International Students qualify for merit-based scholarships?

Yes! Please contact a member of the Admission team for more information.

How will I know that my child is safe on campus?

In partnership with Saint John’s University, our students have access to security and medical services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Life Safety Services. Campus patrol, emergency medical response, and a 24-hour escort service are just some of the services provided.



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25% International Student Population from 14 Countries

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"Great place for students to develop themselves and prepare for college and beyond. Each student is treated as an individual, instead of a number like other larger schools. The faculty and staff are well trained and prepared for their positions, and the extracurricular programs let students explore their interests in a friendly environment."
Seanan, Alum from Hong Kong
"I enjoy Saint John's Prep because of the diversity of the student body, the welcoming and open community, and our passion for knowledge - students and teachers alike!"
Regan, student
"Excellent middle and high school, top notch students and staff!"
Rebecca, parent
"At Prep I can broaden my horizons, learn a lot of knowledge from different places and countries, and become a better person."
Annie, Student from China
"Saint John's Prep is a very caring place.  The faculty and staff care a lot about their students."
Cassie, Student from China