Schedule a Visit

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.

Feb
17
Mon
Discovery Day at Saint John’s Prep-February 17, 2020 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a Discovery Day!
February 17, 2020

Take your campus visit to the next level! At this special visit day, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register for Discovery Day

 

Feb
20
Thu
Southwest Florida Stand-Up @ The Home of Larry '60 and Renee Jordan in Estero, Florida
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Southwest Florida Stand-Up

Join us for a fun evening in beautiful the Bonita Springs area community of Estero, Florida. We will welcome alumni and friends at the home of Larry ’60 and Renee Jordan for a casual buffet and cocktails.

Estero is nestled right next to Bonita Springs, between Naples and Fort Meyers. This event is free, hosted courtesy of Larry and Renee.

Join representatives from Saint John’s Prep for this gathering. Hear what’s happening in Collegeville and learn what’s ahead in the exciting future of our school and community.

Please make sure to RSVP by February 17. The Jordan’s live in a gated community and we need to make sure your name is added to the guest list. We will share their address and directions after you register for the event.

Mar
11
Wed
Tucson Alumni Stand-Up @ El Corral
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in sunny Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, March 11 for a friendly alumni gathering. John Goshy ’87 is helping coordinate this casual gathering at El Corral. We’ll enjoy appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Alumni will hear an update from Collegeville, including details about our massive renovation project in Saint Michael Hall.

Expect great food on March 11! Over the past 40 years, El Corral has become known as one of the best Tucson restaurants, serving Tucsonans and their guests some of the best prime rib in Arizona.

Mar
12
Thu
Phoenix Alumni Stand-Up @ Phoenix Country Club
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Phoenix Alumni Stand-Up

Please join Head of School Jon McGee and John ’63 and Ginny Ford to celebrate Saint John’s Prep at the Phoenix Country Club. Alumni will hear updates from Collegeville and learn more about our renovation project in Saint Michael Hall. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during this friendly gathering.

The Phoenix Country Club is known for its beautiful grounds, golf course and swimming pools. The golf course is home of the Charles Schwab Champions Cup. Come hear about the exciting things happening at Saint John’s Prep while enjoying this beautiful club!

Mar
20
Fri
Fiddler on the Roof March 20, 2020 @ Paramount Theater
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Saint John’s Prep as we present Fiddler on the Roof March 20-22 at the Paramount Theater in downtown St. Cloud, MN. Fiddler on the Roof is set in the little village of Anatevka, Russia in 1905. The show centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Fiddler on the Roof is based on the book Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences intrude upon their home and culture. The three oldest daughters are very stubborn and wish to marry for love. Tevye wishes they each would marry a traditional man, but these strong young women have other men in mind!

Fiddler’s songs include hits like “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” With great music and fast-paced dance numbers, this production is sure to be a hit on the Paramount stage!

This production of Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Brandon Anderson with musical direction from Jeff Engholm.

Mar
21
Sat
Fiddler on the Roof March 21, 2020 @ Paramount Theater
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Saint John’s Prep as we present Fiddler on the Roof March 20-22 at the Paramount Theater in downtown St. Cloud, MN. Fiddler on the Roof is set in the little village of Anatevka, Russia in 1905. The show centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Fiddler on the Roof is based on the book Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences intrude upon their home and culture. The three oldest daughters are very stubborn and wish to marry for love. Tevye wishes they each would marry a traditional man, but these strong young women have other men in mind!

Fiddler’s songs include hits like “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” With great music and fast-paced dance numbers, this production is sure to be a hit on the Paramount stage!

This production of Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Brandon Anderson with musical direction from Jeff Engholm.

Mar
22
Sun
Fiddler on the Roof March 22, 2020 @ Paramount Theater
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Saint John’s Prep as we present Fiddler on the Roof March 20-22 at the Paramount Theater in downtown St. Cloud, MN. Fiddler on the Roof is set in the little village of Anatevka, Russia in 1905. The show centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Fiddler on the Roof is based on the book Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences intrude upon their home and culture. The three oldest daughters are very stubborn and wish to marry for love. Tevye wishes they each would marry a traditional man, but these strong young women have other men in mind!

Fiddler’s songs include hits like “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” With great music and fast-paced dance numbers, this production is sure to be a hit on the Paramount stage!

This production of Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Brandon Anderson with musical direction from Jeff Engholm.

Apr
3
Fri
Discovery Day at Saint John’s Prep-April 3, 2020 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a Discovery Day!
April 3, 2020

Take your campus visit to the next level! At this special visit day, you will shadow a current student during their classes and truly experience our community. Immerse yourself in classes, connect with faculty, and make new friends! Parents are also invited to attend special sessions to ask questions and gather information about the admission process, scholarships, variable tuition, and meet current families.

Register for Discovery Day

 

Apr
25
Sat
A Grand Tour of Nations 2020 @ Gorecki Center at the College of Saint Benedict
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the Date! Saturday, April 25, 2020
Gorecki Center, College of Saint Benedict

  • 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
  • SOCIAL HOUR
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • $10,000 VACATION RAFFLE
  • GOURMET HORS D’OEURVES
  • LIVE AUCTION
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Our destination is brazil!

Join us for this exciting fundraising event when we celebrate Brazil! This entertaining celebration helps raise money for student programs and scholarships. This is a party for parents, grandparents, alumni/ae and friends to support Saint John’s Prep. The evening will include gourmet hors d’oevre stations, a Brazilian tasting menu, live music and energetic live & silent auctions. This exciting event brings together more than 240 people and raisess over $120,000 for Saint John’s Prep.

Cyber Monday Ticket Offer

In an effort to encourage our parents to bring friends and grandparents, the Grand Tour committe is offering very special ticket offer. December 1-3, when you buy two tickets get a third ticket free offer! That means for just a few days, when you buy two tickets for $65 each, you will get a third free. If you are planning to bring a group, if you bought 4 tickets for $65 each, you’d get two tickets free, etc. This is a fun way to get a ton of people to attend Grand Tour! FYI, there will be 10 people per table at Grand Tour. All you have to do to get the deal is to go online to this site and buy tickets.

How can you help?

A Grand Tour of Nations is our largest and only fundraising event of the year. We need the support of our parents and alumni/ae to pull off this magical night to celebrate our school.

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

Auction Wishlist

Other ways to help:

 

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

Jun
12
Fri
All School Reunion @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Save the Date! June 12-14, 2020

It’s time to make plans to return to Saint John’s Prep for our All School Reunion 2020. We’re excited to welcome back our alumni/ae and families for this weekend of friendship and fun. Plan to join us June 12-14 in Collegeville. There are several events listed below and others will be added as we get closer to the event.
These plans are still in the works, let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to do!

Friday, June 12
Individual Class Events (let us know your plans and we’ll share them!)

  • 5:30 pm Twin Towers Dinner and Social in SJU Quad 170
    *This will include the induction ceremony for the Class of 1970. Twin Towers members and their guests are welcome to attend this event. After dinner, the room is reserved for the Class of 1970 for an evening of remembrances and celebrations.
    The Twin Towers Club is for all alumni who graduated 50 years ago or longer. If you graduated before 1970 and have not been a part of the ceremony and received your hat, please contact us! 
  • Individual Class Events: Friday night is an ideal night to get together with your classmates. Whether you meet on campus, in St. Cloud or in the Twin Cities, let us know of your plans! We’re happy to help you share the details with your classmates.
Class of 1969 50th Reunion Webpag

Saturday, June 13
Tentative ALL SCHOOL REUNION EVENTS
These plans are still in the works, let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to do!

  • 9:00 am Nature Walk on Campus
    Meet in School Lobby
  • 10:00 am Coffee Talk
    Weber Center
  • 10:30 am Saint John’s Prep History Lesson
  • 11:30 pm BBQ Lunch
    Weber Center and SJP Lawn
  • 1:00 pm Class photos on the front lawn
  • Free time, campus tours including classroom building and Saint Michael Hall
  • 2:00 pm Saint John’s Bible Gallery Tour
    Alcuin Library, Lower Level
  • 4:00 pm Mass
    Location TBD
  • 5:00 pm Champagne Toast and social
    Weber Center
  • 5:45 pm Dinner
    Weber Center
  • 6:00 pm Party and Entertainment
    Weber Center

Sunday, June 14
ALL SCHOOL REUNION EVENTS

  • 10:30 am Mass in the Abbey Church
  • Breakfast is available from 7:00-8:30am in the Refectory. Lunch is available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Payment can be made with cash or credit card at the door.

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.

Housing
We’re proud to offer three recommendations for housing for reunion weekend. A very limited number of rooms are available at the Saint John’s Abbey Guest House, located next to the main Prep building. Call 320-363-2573 for availability.

Saint John’s University Dining and Events has several options available in the SJU residence halls, located on the Collegeville campus. Rooms and rates will be announced in early February.

Saint John’s Prep has a room block at the new Residence Inn in Waite Park, MN. This hotel is located near the St. Joseph city limits. Click here to see rates, check availability and book a room, or call 320-640-0200, make sure to mention you are with the Saint John’s Prep Reunion. The rooms in the room block need to be reserved by May 12, 2020.

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.

 

"I am really proud of all the friends I have made, from all different cultures and countries. I love Saint John’s Prep because they make you feel as though you were home."
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"Excellent middle and high school, top notch students and staff!"
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"I enjoy Saint John's Prep because of the diversity of the student body, the welcoming and open community, and our passion for knowledge - students and teachers alike!"
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