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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.
Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer is a Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey. He grew up in Phillips, Wisconsin and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1976. He completed his MA in Directing from the Chicago School of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2002.
After working as a ringmaster/performance director for a number of circuses throughout North America for 13 years, Br. Paul-Vincent entered Saint John’s Abbey in 1993. Beginning in 1995 he taught and directed theatre at Saint John’s Preparatory School for thirteen years. After serving as full time vocations director for Saint John’s Abbey for five years, we are pleased he returned to Saint John’s Preparatory School in 2012 to direct Theatre once again. In 1997, he established a Circus Camp at Saint John’s Preparatory School. Br. Paul-Vincent has also directed for the Saint Cloud Civic Theatre and the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Opera Workshop.
While Br. Paul-Vincent thoroughly enjoys working with the entire school community of Saint John’s Prep his greatest joy are the students. “I am constantly amazed and inspired by the talent and creativity of our young people. We work hard and play hard, and in the end as a disciplined ensemble, we create something much greater than any one person could imagine. I am so very blessed to be able to work here!”
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