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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.
Peter Jensen is a philosophy teacher at Saint John’s Prep. He teaches classes as part of our International Baccalaureate and Upper School curriculums.
Working with youth, education, and the outdoors are Mr. Jensen’s long-time passions. Growing up, he was involved with various youth programs which inspired him to study education, physics, and Hispanic studies at Saint John’s University. After graduating in 2008, he was drawn to high altitude conservation work in the Rocky Mountains. Following that, he worked on organic farms in the Amazon Rainforest and then spent nearly two years as a coordinator for humanitarian aid in the impoverished neighborhoods of Chimbote, Perú.
Mr. Jensen has lived and taught in six different countries and has spoken three other languages besides English. His ‘Indiana Jones’ lifestyle has allowed him use many of his own adventurous firsthand experiences to present content in a real-world context. While teaching science at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, Minnesota, he completed his Master’s in Theology at Luther Graduate Seminary. During that time, he received a fellowship from St. Thomas University to study International Leadership in Brazil which inspired him to begin his doctoral work in the fall of 2021.
On the side, he is also a licensed financial broker and certified muscle therapist, but above all he considers himself an eccentric collector of stories who has had the exciting privilege of learning from those he considers his greatest teachers – his past students. Mr. Jensen is elated to join the Saint John’s Prep community and continue to practice the Benedictine value of ‘listening with the ear of the heart’ in a residential context.
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