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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.
Sarah Pasela is the upper school biology instructor for Saint John’s Prep.
Ms. Pasela was born in Little Falls Minnesota, but grew up in West Africa. She returned to Little Falls, Minnesota for high school and graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a BA in Biology and English Literature. After her undergraduate education, she joined the Peace Corps, serving as an aquaculture extension agent, teaching rural farmers in Zambia, how to keep fish and increase protein intake. She earned two Master of Sciences degrees from Ohio University, one in Education, and one in International Affairs. Ms. Pasela taught at Apollo High School in Saint Cloud, Minnesota for eight years before she joined Saint John’s Prep in 2016.
Ms. Pasela loves to garden, read, scuba dive, and travel. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire life-long learning. She hopes to create a place where all identities feel welcome and are able to develop as complete humans. She loves Saint John’s Preparatory School because of the beautiful natural setting and the connections she gets to make with her colleagues and students.
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