St. John's Preparatory School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (978)774-1050
  • 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 energizes student life, from academics and the arts to co-curricular activities 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.
  • Recent additions to the campus include a Wellness Center with pool and a high school academic building for science, computer science, mathematics and world languages.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1907

Student Body

Total Students1500 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeSt. John's Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses23 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 CodeFormal
(Khaki or dark pants, collared shirt, dress shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15
Tuition NotesGrades 9 through 12 tuition: $22,835 Grades 6 through 8 tuition: $19,550
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMs. Jennifer Glover


Total Sports Offered24 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, 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,
Cross CountryDiving,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.49 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Bowl, Anime Club, Arabic Language and Culture Club, Art and Design Club, Asian Cultural Club, Aviation Club, Best Buddies, Car Club, Celtic Band, Chamber Ensemble, Chess Club, Chinese Ambassador Club, Computer Club, Concordia Newspaper, Cycling Club, Drama Guild, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Film Makers Club, Future Entrepreneurs Club, Game Design Club, Greek and Latin Club, History Club, Improv Club, Investment Club, Jewish Student Union, Latinos Unidos en Acción, Literary Journal, Math Team, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Movie Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Pax Christi, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Robotics Team, Science and Technology Club, Science Fiction Club, Spanish Club, Spire Brass, SwingTown! A Cappella, SwingTown! A Cappella Group, Woodwind Ensemble, Yearbook, Yearbook Staff, Young Democrats Club, Young Republicans Club, Young Socialists Clu

School Notes

You'll notice a culture of wellness and a commitment to excellence at St. John`s, both in the classrooms and in the co-curricular activities that are an integral part of the student experience. Founded on the five values of Xaverian Brotherscompassion, humility, simplicity, trust and zealSt. 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
  • Hands-on learning and creativity flouish in small classes
  • World languages include Chinese, German, Latin and Spanish
  • 23 Advanced Placement courses
  • Award-winning fine arts program with painting, sculpture, ceramics, drama, and music
  • Electives at the high school level include Robotics, Neuroscience, War & Peace in a Dangerous World, Current Issues of Race & Gender, The Holocaust, Economics
  • 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
  • Strong alumni network with resources for career development, internship placements, and mentorships
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  10/14/2017
My son graduated from "The Prep" in 1989. His education there was top notch and had a great impact on his furthering of his education all the way to his PhD and now being a distinguished political scientist and author. He definitely learned responsibility and dedication from all the teachers. While at STJ, he started a jazz band since there was no music program at the time. His idea was well accepted by STJ which shows the diversity allowed by this great school. Would recommend St. John's to all who want a quality education. Money well spent!
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5  10/14/2017
My son started six grade this year at SJP. It's been amazing!!! The attention to getting the boys adjusted and organized have led to a stress free start. My son comes home happy everyday!!!after our back to school night and covering the curriculum testing and grading I confidently know this was the right choice for my son. At St John's prep they just get it ! How to teach boys to learn and most importantly are learning about themselves as a person. I highly recommended SJP!
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