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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.
Sixth Grade Teacher
Ms. Gainey is a sixth grade teacher who teaches math and science. She is originally from southern Minnesota and now lives outside of Holdingford. She received her BS in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a 5-8th grade Science teaching license through the CSB|SJU Education Department. She has been teaching outdoor environmental education to kids for over 20 years and has worked closely with the Prep 6th grade program since it was established.
Ms. Gainey loves being outside and appreciates each season for different reasons. When she isn’t teaching, she loves to read, hike, be on the water, cook, garden, travel, and explore local lakes with her husband and 2 young daughters.