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.
Maureen O’Connell is an art teacher and part of the middle school team. She is a proud 1998 Saint John’s Prep graduate who is very happy to be back on campus.
Ms. O’Connell received her degree in Secondary Art Education from the University of Idaho. She taught art to 6th-12th graders in Saint Maries, Idaho for more than ten years before joining the Prep faculty.
Sharing the joy of making art with young people is one of her favorite things in the world! She also enjoys reading, writing, gardening, hiking, singing, dancing, and cross-country skiing.
Originally from Pierre, South Dakota, Ms. O’Connell has lived in seven different states. She currently resides in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota with her husband, two children, a cat, and about thirty fish.