Saint John's Preparatory School

2280 Watertower Road
Collegeville, MN 56321-0563
Tel: (320)363-3315
Grades: 6-12 | 312 students
Saint John's Preparatory School is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12, with boarding options beginning in the 9th grade.
Saint John's Prep is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization's Diploma Programme.
Our school is a truly a global community.
Students attend Saint John's Prep from the local area, across the United States and from around the world.
In fact, 25% of our students come from 17 different countries in 2013-14.
We offer rigorous academics along with spiritual growth.
Students also have the opportunity to choose from over 40 different extra-curricular activities, including athletics, theatre, Knowledge Bowl and more! Our school is nestled on 2,700 acre campus is filled with beautiful lakes and woods.
Visit our website for a virtual tour or call to schedule a personalized visit.
We look forward to sharing the many opportunities available to you.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1857

Student Body

Total Students 312 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Saint John's Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP European History, AP German, AP Literature, AP Spanish,
Average SAT score 1877
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,320
Tuition Notes 5 or 7-day boarding also available for US and International students (costs vary)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,405
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jennine Klosterman
Admissions Associate Mary Jo Leighton


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Ice HockeyNordic Skiing,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Biking, Campus Ministry, Canoeing, Chorus, Cross-Country Skiing, Dance, Downhill Skiing, Film Club, German Club, Indoor soccer, Investment Club, Jazz Band, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Peer Ministry, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Spanish Club, String Ensemble, Student Government, Swimming, Theatre, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Walking, Weight Lifting, World Club Band, Biking, Canoeing, Chorus, Dance, Film Club, German Club, Indoor soccer, Jazz Band, Knowledge Bowl, Newspaper, Peer Ministry, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Spanish Club, Swimming, Theatre, Volleyball, Walking, Weight Lifting, World Club, Campus Ministry,
Cross-Country Skiing,
Downhill Skiing,
Investment Club,
National Honor Society,
String Ensemble,
Student Government,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • Catholic/Benedictine - All faiths welcome
  • College-preparatory school
  • Offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization's Diploma Programme
  • Global community with students from 17 different countries
  • Class of 2013 average ACT score = 26.4
  • 44 Extra-curricular activities to choose from
  • Beautiful campus set on 2,700 acres of lakes and woods
  • 100% of 2013 graduates continued to 4 year college/university

Profile last updated: 04/12/2016

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