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Saint John’s Preparatory School

School Profile

Saint John’s Prep is an independent college prep day and boarding school guided by Benedictine values. Students in grades 6-12 from diverse backgrounds immerse themselves in a learning environment surrounded by the natural beauty of our pristine woods and lakes shared with Saint John’s University. We prepare students for lives of purpose, service, and achievement in a global society.

We are a premier arts and sciences world school in the Catholic Benedictine Tradition. We provide a rigorous academic experience that prepares our students exceptionally well for postsecondary opportunities. Saint John’s Prep is the top-rated Catholic High School in Minnesota, ranked in the Top 25 Catholic schools in the US, and ranked in the top 5% of private college prep schools in the country (Niche). 

Key Programs Offered

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • High School Diploma Program
  • Middle School Program (Grades 6-8)
  • Upper School Program (Grades 9-12)

Campus Life

The residential life program is an integral element that enhances the academic component of Saint John’s Prep School by building a vales-centered community that fosters mutual respect, healthy living, personal growth, multiculturalism and independence. 

Our liberal arts curriculum provides a focused and well-rounded education that nurtures the confidence, skill sets, and encouragement our students our students need to succeed in college and beyond. Students are encouraged to further develop by joining athletic teams, clubs and groups. We encourage students to push beyond their known boundaries, regardless of knowledge or ability.

Students perform in our fall and spring theater productions. They publish articles in the school newspaper, a literary magazine, and yearbook. They compete with other schools, in both athletic and academic competitions.

Learn more about our athletic and activity offerings on our website. 

At a Glance

About Saint John’s Prep

Between Coasts. Beyond Limits.

Saint John’s Preparatory School educates students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global society, celebrating our Catholic Benedictine Tradition. Close enough to the city for cultural expeditions, but far enough away to offer the safety, serenity, and inspiring surroundings that allow students to find their center and truly focus on growth. 

  • #1

    Best Catholic High School in Minnesota

    As a premier arts and science world school founded in 1857, we prize imagination, creativity, and discovery.

  • 25%

    International Student Population From 14 Countries

    We enroll students from around the world, adding a rich cultural tapestry to the learning experience.

  • 100%

    College Acceptance

    100% of our students who apply are accepted to a 4-Year College or University.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The Saint John’s Prep International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a rigorous academic program that prepares high school students for college experience in the United States and abroad. Its’ foundation is based in an international curriculum that teaches depth of knowledge, research and writing, and critical thinking and values. Saint John’s Prep offers the diploma program for juniors and seniors.

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