Our Mission

Saint John’s Preparatory School educates our students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global society, celebrating our Catholic Benedictine tradition.

Core Values


Our school is a community, providing hospitality and demonstrating citizenship. Life together in this place is built on trust, love, respect and a genuine interest and concern for one another, which includes welcoming, helping, listening, caring and being present to others. Learning is a communal activity of students, teachers, parents, alumni/ae, friends, board. We embrace the opportunity to work for the common good of the larger community, one that reflects the broad diversity of the real world. “The workshop where we are to toil faithfully at all these tasks is the enclosure of the monastery and stability in the community.” (Rule of Benedict 4:78) Faithful citizenship in this community includes not only rights and privileges – it also includes obligations to the individual citizens, to the Prep School community, and to society. “If the visiting monk wishes to remain and bind himself to stability…, let him be received as a member of the community.” (RB 61:5, 8)


Being true to God and true to self. Truth, justice, sincerity, morality are its hallmarks both individually and communally. Community members strive to integrate the qualities of trust, respect, and civility into their actions, which in turn transform their innermost beings. “That a monk always manifest humility in his bearing, no less than in his heart.” (Rule of Benedict 7:62) Saint Benedict when speaking of the Abbot says, “he must point out to them all that is good and holy, more by example than by words…, if he teaches his disciples that something is not to be done, then neither must he do it.” (Rule of Benedict 2:12, 13)


A commitment to quality. Quality faculty, curriculum, programming, facilities, equipment urge each person, each department, the whole school to seize every moment for doing their very best. Enthusiastically educating and being educated; inspired and inspiring. Learning opens our eyes to what is possible so that we can better strive for the highest standards of performance. “Every time you begin a good work, you must pray to God most earnestly to bring it to perfection.” (Rule of Benedict Prol:4)


Teaching sound principles for our students to live by with the following:

  • Weekly prayer service or Celebration of Mass
  • Community Formation Colloquium assemblies
  • Peer Ministry and Service Program
  • Benedictine Presence
  • Theology Classes
"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, Recent alum from Hong Kong
"I am really proud of all the friends I have made, from all different cultures and countries. I love Saint John’s Prep because they make you feel as though you were home."
Patricio, student
"Excellent middle and high school, top notch students and staff!"
Rebecca, parent