With schools being shut down for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19, everyone is looking for a way to honor area graduates. Senior year is a special time in a person's life, experiencing proms, final games and meets, walking across the stage to grab that diploma. Graduates this year aren't getting the typical-end-of-high school experience, but we still think they deserve to be celebrated and have their hard work acknowledged.

Meet the Saint John's Prep Graduating Class of 2020:

Class size: 32

Class Leadership: Student Council President Claire Kissela

Class Motto: Ora et Labora

Class Song: “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

Class Flower: Nymphaea odorata (White Water Lily)

Some Fun Facts About the Class of 2020:

  • The Class of Saint John’s Prep 2020 is from 6 countries, two states, and eight Minnesota cities and towns.
  • 100% of the Saint John’s Prep Class of 2020 was accepted to a 4-year college or university.
  • No one in the SJP Class of 2020 has a last name that starts with A.
  • We were among the first schools in the country to offer online distance learning- we started on March 13.
  • Our students attend actual classes each day from 8:00am-3:00pm.
  • Saint John’s Prep is a middle and upper school for students in grades 6-12 located on the campus of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN.
  • We started school on August 21. Our last day of school is May 15, 2020
  • We will celebrate virtual graduation on our original date of May 23
  • We are planning an in-person Baccalaureate Mass and commencement on August 2 in the Saint John’s Abbey Church.
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Here’s a list of where the seniors are heading to college:
Creighton University, NE
University of California, Berkeley, CA
New York University, NYC, NY
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
New York University, NYC, NY
The New School, Parsons, NYC, NY
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN
St. Olaf, Northfield, MN
Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Loyola University, Chicago, IL
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Soka University of America, Alisa Viejo, CA

Congratulations to the Saint John's Prep Class of 2020, we can't wait to see what amazing things you do for the community and world.