St. John's Preparatory School

Tel: (978)774-1050
Grades: 6-12 | 1500 students
  • St. John's Prep is the only all-boys school for grades 6 through 12 north of Boston.
  • With dynamic teachers and in small, lively classes, St. John`s fosters critical thinking, compassionate problem solving, and creativity.
  • A culture of wellness and a commitment to service runs through all aspects of student life, from academics and the arts to co-curricular life and athletics.
  • A Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School, St. John's was founded in 1907 and is located on a 175-acre campus in Danvers, Massachusetts.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 1500 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St. John's Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 22 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP German Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History,
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki or dark pants, collared shirt, dress shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15
Tuition Notes Grades 9 through 12 tuition: $21,955 Grades 6 through 8 tuition: $18,670
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Ms. Jennifer Glover


Total Sports Offered 22 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes

There is a noticeable culture of wellness and commitment to service at St. John`s, both in the classrooms and in the co-curricular activities that are an integral part of the student experience. Guided by the five values of the founding Xaverian Brothers compassion, humility, simplicity, trust and zeal St. John`s encourages habits of excellence, critical thinking, compassionate problem solving, spiritual growth, leadership and creativity.    
  • Grade-level themes guide teaching and learning at every level
  • 1:1 iPad program encourages active, hands-on learning and creativity
  • Foreign languages include Chinese, German, Latin and Spanish
  • 22 Advanced Placement courses
  • Award-winning fine arts program with painting, sculpture, ceramics, drama, and music
  • Electives at the high school level include War & Peace in a Dangerous World, Current Issues of Race & Gender, The Holocaust, Economics, Neuroscience, Robotics
  • Vibrant Campus Ministry program with opportunities for students to become involved in service work, locally, across the United States and abroad
  • 22+ interscholastic sports plus intramurals and wellness/fitness programs
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