The best way to experience the Prep community is to visit us! Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Learn why our inclusive community is a place that is truly beyond ordinary.
Saint John’s Prep is a premier arts and sciences world school where we prize imagination, creativity and discovery. Prep offers experiences that nurture curiosity and expand horizons. We invite you to discover Saint John’s Prep!
We take learning seriously at Saint John’s Prep. Our outstanding faculty and staff challenge our students to reach beyond the familiar to try something new, to create, imagine or invent. We engage our students not only as they are but in relation to all that they can become.
Saint John’s Prep offers athletic, co-curricular and arts programs that are committed to a quality experience, highlighted by hard work, pride, and teamwork. We encourage students to try new things and challenge themselves to learn and grow outside of the classroom.
Every student takes part in our Fine Arts Program at Saint John’s Prep. Our well-rounded curriculum supports the development of appreciation and passion for fine arts that will last a lifetime.
Saint John’s Prep offers a spirited array of varsity and intramural sports. Our programs are inclusive with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Our sports teams give Prep students the opportunity to grow interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
Social Studies Teacher
Lance Nydeen is originally from St. Cloud, MN. He has his M.A. in History from Saint Cloud State University, along with his coaching licensure and MN teaching licensure. He coaches cross country and track and field.
In his spare time, Mr. Nydeen enjoys spending time with his family, running, reading, writing, camping and the occasional video game. Mr. Nydeen is the parent of three daughters, two are currently Saint John’s Prep students. His oldest daughter graduated from Saint John’s Prep in 2017.
When asked why he enjoys teaching at Saint John’s Prep, Mr. Nydeen says, “I love the environment created by the physical setting coupled with the diversity of, and character of, the students and Faculty/Staff that is so unique and inviting at Prep.