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The best way to learn more about life at Prep is to come for a visit.
Contact a member of the Admission Team to schedule an individual appointment or register for aN event below.

Apr
16
Thu
International Student VIRTUAL Visit Day – April 16, 2020 @ Saint John's Preparatory School - Zoom Meeting
Apr 16 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Join us for an International Student ViRTUAL Visit Day!
April 16, 2020

We are taking our visit day online!

At this special visit day, you will have the opportunity to hear from a current student, connect with faculty, and take an online guided tour of the school utilizing video-conferencing.

All sessions will be recorded, and a link to view the content will be provided to all registrants.

 

Register for Discovery Day

 

Apr
25
Sat
VIRTUAL Grand Tour of Nations 2020 @ Virtual Event
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the Date! Saturday, April 25, 2020
Virtual Event

Order Tickets

Dear Parents, Alumni and Friends,

We hope this  update finds you and your family safe and healthy. Know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We deeply appreciate all of the support and encouragement you have provided our Saint John’s Prep community during these challenging recent weeks. These surely are unprecedented times.

While these times are uncertain, our commitment to providing a premier education in the Catholic Benedictine tradition has not waivered. We remain committed to financial accessibility for all of our students. Our commitment to form our students into leaders prepared for lives of purpose, service, and achievement is perhaps more important now than ever. We believe our students someday will be the scientists working to develop treatments or cures for diseases, the doctors treating those in critical care, the educational leaders working to ensure that students are having their academic and emotional needs met, and the leaders of local communities or businesses working to bring people together to meet crises head on. Your support makes an impact not only for their Prep experience today but for their and our future tomorrow.

As you may know, our largest fundraising event of the year, Grand Tour of Nations, is scheduled to take place on April 25, 2020. Following recent guidance by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control about large gatherings, we have made the decision to host the event virtually. That’s right, while we won’t be able to gather as a community, we will “come together” virtually to support the mission of our beloved Saint John’s Prep. Though we cannot be together in person, it promises to be a wonderful opportunity to gather as a Prep School community from the East and West Coasts, from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and all around the world, to make a difference in the lives of our students.

We’re moving forward with an ambitious plan to create an event that will celebrate our school and support our students. We look forward to sharing those plans in the coming weeks. This fundraising event provides critical financial support for our students, providing scholarships and direct support for student programs.

In addition, our Grand Tour of Nations raffle with a $10,000 travel voucher grand prize will take place! Purchase your raffle ticket today by calling 1-800-525-7737 or mail a check noting your desire to purchase a raffle ticket to:

Saint John’s Prep School
Attn: Advancement Office
Box 4000
2280 Watertower Road
Collegeville, MN 56321

(Only 350 tickets will be sold at $100/ticket. Prizes include a $10,000 travel voucher (no expiration date), $2000, $1000, & $500 cash prizes)

During these uncertain times, we appreciate the stability your support gives to our school, faculty, staff and students. We are grateful for the tremendous support our families, alumni and local business have provided for Grand Tour of Nations. It takes the support of families, alumni, and friends to prepare our students for the remarkable lives they will live. Without you, none of this would be possible. We look forward to sharing our Grand Tour plans very soon!

Above all stay healthy and safe,

Jon McGee
Head of School

Aaron Miller
Vice President of Advancement

Jill Pauly
Director of Communication and Events

If you would like to donate an auction item for Grand Tour, check out our auction wishlist!

Auction Wishlist

A Grand Tour of Nations Raffle

Take part in an exciting raffle that could give you the vacation trip of your dreams! The grand prize is a travel voucher valued at $10,000 from Bursch Travel. Saint John’s Prep will pay the taxes for the grand prize winner, so the actual value is $13,333!

We are selling a limited number of tickets – 350 at $100/ticket. Tickets go on sale in January.
Tickets may be purchased with cash or check only. Ticket issued upon payment. Proceeds benefit Saint John’s Preparatory School.

The winning ticket will be drawn on April 25, 2020 at the A Grand Tour of Nations event. The winner need not be present to win. The prize will be awarded in the form of a travel voucher issued by Bursch Travel, which can be used for alternative travel if desired. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place winning tickets.

Second Prize $2,000
Third Prize $1,000
Fourth Prize $500

Jul
20
Mon
Art and Nature Camp @ Saint John's Prep
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day

Art and Nature Day Camp
Co-Ed, Ages 9-15

July 20-24, 2020
registration coming soon!

 

The spectacular Art and Nature Camp is a week-long day camp that takes your child outdoors into the natural beauty of the
Saint John’s Prep campus.

Join us for this great camp for young people.

Our grounds will serve as inspiration for creating scenic and fun projects. Campers will explore the world of art while exploring some of the 2,700 acres of Saint John’s picturesque woods and lakes. Daily art activities include watercolor painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking, photography, plaster casting and more!

Besides art projects, other adventures include swimming, canoeing and hiking. This is an action-packed camp filled with fun! Lunch each day at the SJU Refectory is included in the price of this camp.

This camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:00p.m. each day.

Camp Director:  Patrick Dwyer, Saint John’s Prep Art Teacher.
Click here to learn more about Mr. Dwyer. 

Jul
27
Mon
Art and Nature Camp @ Saint John's Prep
Jul 27 – Jul 31 all-day

Art and Nature Day Camp
Co-Ed, Ages 9-15

July 27-31, 2020
registration coming soon!

 

The spectacular Art and Nature Camp is a week-long day camp that takes your child outdoors into the natural beauty of the
Saint John’s Prep campus.

Join us for this great camp for young people. Our grounds will serve as inspiration for creating scenic and fun projects. Campers will explore the world of art while exploring some of the 2,700 acres of Saint John’s picturesque woods and lakes. Daily art activities include watercolor painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking, photography, plaster casting and more!

Besides art projects, other adventures include swimming, canoeing and hiking. This is an action-packed camp filled with fun! Lunch each day at the SJU Refectory is included in the price of this camp.

This camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:00p.m. each day.

Camp Director:  Patrick Dwyer, Saint John’s Prep Art Teacher.
Click here to learn more about Mr. Dwyer. 

Oct
2
Fri
All School Reunion @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

We are monitoring the ever changing covid-19 outbreak.

At this time, we are Changing the date of our reunion to
October 2-4, 2020

Reunion 2020
October 2-4, 2020
Collegeville, MN

Dear Alumni and Friends,
We hope this message finds you doing well during these uncertain times. Because of that uncertainty and an abundance of care and concern for you, our staff, and all those involved in the planning and execution of reunion weekend, we have made a decision to reschedule Reunion 2020.

We remain hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic will have slowed by June, but we are taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our alumni and staff in the coming months. With that said, we are excited to announce that Reunion 2020 will be held October 2-4, 2020.

October in Collegeville can be magical! We are hopeful that our nature walk, picnic and other events will be very memorable. Let’s pray that mother nature cooperates and provides us with the picturesque fall foliage that makes this place that much more spectacular. Rest assured that our reunion traditions and events will continue, just at a later date! We hope to see you the weekend of October 2-4! Thank you for your understanding and support as we look ahead to what is sure to be a wonderful weekend.

Should your class wish to host an event on an alternative date, please let us know how we can assist you. Whether you would like to host an event an on-campus or something elsewhere locally or in the Twin Cities, we are here to help. We hope you and your classmates will make the time to gather and celebrate one another and all that is great about Prep.

Registration will open this summer. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance in planning a special event for your class.

Sincerely,

Aaron Miller
Vice President of Advancement
320-363-2098

Jill Pauly
Director of Communications and Events
320-363-3112

Planning Support
We are happy to support individual classes as they plan their own events. Space on campus is limited, but we can direct you to great locations in St. Cloud and Central Minnesota. We’ll also help you spread the word about your event. Please contact Jill Pauly if you are planning a gathering for your class.

Personalized Visit

We offer daily personalized visits every weekday by appointment, so it is easy to fit into your schedule. Each visit is tailored to your interests, and we do our best to accommodate every request.

To schedule your personalized visit, please email admissions@sjprep.net, call 320-363-3315,or fill out the form below.

 

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