Beyond Ordinary

Saint John’s Prep is an independent college preparatory school guided by
Benedictine values for students in grades 6-12.

Academic Performance The mean ACT composite score for Prep students is 27 (top 15% nationally). The mean SAT composite score is 1350 (top 11% nationally). 100% of the class of 2020 enrolled in a four-year college or university this fall.

College Acceptance 100% of our graduating seniors are accepted to a 4-year college or university. Click here to see where our Class of 2020 alumni are studying!

Recognition. Prep is ranked by Niche as the top Catholic school in Minnesota and among the top 3% of all Catholic schools in the U.S. Niche also ranks us among the top 5% of all independent college prep schools in the country. We are cited as the top STEM school in Central Minnesota. Last year, Newsweek included Prep among the top 10% of all public and private high schools nationally for STEM education. Only six schools in Minnesota were included among the top 10% nationally.

Geography Our students are from 10 countries and two U.S. states in the fall 2020. Students from Minnesota comprised 87% of all Prep students – nearly one-third of them from St. Cloud , Cold Spring, St. Joseph and Sartell. In total, we enrolled students from 27 different Minnesota communities.

Race/Ethnicity Students of color represented nearly 19% of all domestic students enrolled at Prep in grades 6 through 12 in fall 2020, and fully 1 in 5 Upper School students. International students comprised 19% of all Upper School students this fall.

Gender Young women made up 51% of all students across all grade levels in fall 2020. Young women comprised 49% of all Prep students in the Middle School, but 53% in the Upper School.

Religious Affiliation This fall, Catholic students represented 44% of all Prep students in all grades. Catholic students made up 54% of all students in the Middle School and 38% of students in the Upper School. One in five families of Prep students identified no denominational religious affiliation.

We invite you to visit us and tour our beautiful campus!

"First of all, the community is amazing-- Not only the students, but the teachers as well. They really have a passion for teaching. Their love for a subject transforms learning into something fun. I know I’m getting a quality education at Saint John's Prep."
Grace, student
"I love Saint Johns' Prep because of the feeling that we have about each other. Everyone has a place and belongs here."
Lorinne, student
"One of my greatest achievements is that I'm involved in a lot of sports and activities and I am still able to maintain good grades. I love the environment at Prep, everyone is friendly and the academics are very good."
Anna, student from St. Joseph