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Middle School - 7th and 8th Grade 

Please note:  Our 7th and 8th grade program has experienced waiting lists for the past three years.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend our Middle School Program in the 2016-17 year, we encourage you to apply early.  Call our Admission Office today, at 320-363-3315, Option3, to learn more about our innovative curriculum.  


Saint John's Prep School offers a dynamic Middle School program designed for 7th and 8th grade students seeking a challenging and enriching experience.

Innovative Programming

The 7th and 8th grate program at Saint John's Prep is unique in many ways.  Our classes are multi-age setting (7th and 8th grade mixed together) and is taught in a interdisciplinary approach. Meaning, learning is unified across subjects, based on the region of the world being studied. 

The 7th and 8th grade curriculum is geographically based and rotates on a two-year cycle.  

Academic Year:  2016-2017  Cycle B focuses on:  Europe, Asia, Australia and the South Pacific (Oceania); Life Science; Old Testament; Social Justice; Monasticism and Morality.

Academic Year:  2017-2018  Cycle A focuses on:  North America, Latin America, Africa; Introductory Physical Science; New Testament; Sacraments; Beliefs and Human Sexuality.

Highlights of the Middle School Program: 

  • Small class sizes
  • Experiential activities - hands on
  • Project oriented
  • Integrated curriculum - unified across subjects by regions of the world being studied
  • Robust music program - choose from band, choir or strings
  • World languages included Chinese, German and Spanish
  • Advanced level math opportunities
  • Field trips 


Visit the Classroom

We encourage interested students and families to visit the classroom during the year.  It's a great opportunity to experience our innovative curriculum, meet the other students and teacher and gain a sense of our welcoming community.  Click here to learn more about our Discovery Days, which are held throughout the year. 

 Click here to learn more about our innovative curriculum by reveiwing the 7th and 8th grade course catalog.

Along with our award winning music program, the 7th and 8th grade classrooms are located in a new 22,600 square foot addition. The classrooms overlook the lake and beautiful woods of Saint John's Prep.

ISACS - independent schools association of the central states - accredited member school