Saint John’s Prep School

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Saint John's Preparatory School

Saint John’s Prep School

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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Collegeville, MN co-ed 9-12 PG 280 25% 11:1 18 Not req 1375 70+

Saint John’s Preparatory School is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding International Baccalaureate college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12, with boarding options beginning in the 9th grade. Saint John’s Prep is located within the 2,700 acres of beautiful lakes and woods of Saint John’s University’s campus in central Minnesota.

Our emphasis on academic rigor and spiritual growth makes this the best possible preparation for college and beyond. We offer students a strong relationship with a top University, personal attention, high academic standards, opportunities in sports and activities and an opportunity for spiritual and moral development. Students will find a culturally rich environment with students coming from the local area, from across the United States and from around the world. The school shares a campus with Saint John’s University creating enhancements and added benefits for our students.


At Saint John’s Prep, we look forward to teaching to a diverse group of motivated students by providing innovative education, while focusing on academic rigor and spiritual growth. Whether it’s our 6 to 8th grade program with the curriculum unified across subjects, or the IB Diploma Programme in our Upper School, the global experiences and background of our faculty, or the diversity of where our students come from, you’ll find a global perspective throughout your day. Our students learn to think independently, critically and globally.

 Special Highlights

Interim. Each year in February, students anxiously look forward to the week of Interim at Saint John’s Prep. During this week, students do not follow their typical class schedule. Instead, students have the opportunity to pursue an area of interest found in the Interim courses being offered by our faculty. Offerings range from dog sledding, ACT/SAT preparation, College Survival 101 and more.

The Melk Study Abroad Program. The Melk Program is a unique study abroad program in Austria. Saint John’s offers a year-long travel/study option at the 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey of Melk in Melk, Austria. Melk is located on the Danube River about one hour west of Vienna by train. This program features a full academic curriculum enriched by travel throughout Austria and in other countries in Europe. This exchange program was begun in 1966 and is one of the oldest high school level exchange programs in the United States.

 Top colleges attended by students

Arizona State University, Bard College, Barnard College, Colby College, Concordia College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, George Washington University, Harvard College, Loyola University, Manhattanville College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pennsylvania State University, Polytechnic University of New York, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Rice University, Smith College, The Ohio State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Sciences in Philadelphia, University of Texas, Wake Forest University

 What the school looks for in students…

“We seek motivated, talented students searching for an exciting and challenging experience.”