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Saint John’s Prep Ranked In Top 10 Best Private High Schools In MN

Thanks to our wonderful students and their parents, along with extraordinary work by our teachers and staff, Saint John’s Prep has been ranked #9 on the list of Best Private High Schools in Minnesota for 2017 by the school rankings website Niche!

The list of best private high schools in Minnesota is based on a rigorous analysis of a number of factors relating to our school, including: reviews from current and past students and parents; SAT/ACT scores; the quality of colleges students consider and are accepted to; student-teacher ratio, and more. Data from the U.S. Department of Education is also used to help rank the many schools.

For those interested, you can register online for our open house on Feb. 25, 2017 so you can come see for yourself how our school operates! For now though, let’s take a deeper look at how Saint John’s Prep compares to other schools in the area on a variety of factors.


We’re honored to have made it into the top 10 of best private high schools in Minnesota, but we know we didn’t do it alone. Our community of students and parents along with faculty and staff create an environment that fosters learning, asking tough questions and building each other up.

Meanwhile, some of our local competition did fall to the middle and back of the pack with this year’s rankings. Saint Cloud Christian School didn’t even break the top 20, landing at #22, while Cathedral High School also in Saint Cloud didn’t break the top 30, landing at #36.

If you were planning on attending either of these two schools, you may want to register and drop in at our open house so you can see what we can offer your student as the 9th best private high school in the state.

Test Scores

Our average student’s ACT score is 29, far above the national average of 21.

College Enrollment

We are proud to say 98% of our seniors go on to four-year colleges in the official report. We also note that 100% of our seniors are accepted to four-year colleges and universities, but a small number choose to take a gap year to further their real-life experiences before college.

Student-Teacher Ratio

And people love our student-teacher ratio of 13:1. While this isn’t a true representation of class sizes, it does show that we value having a large, varied faculty to provide individualized attention to students.

We’d love to have you stop in for our open house on February 25, so register now and mark it on your calendar!