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PO Box 4000
Collegeville, MN  56321

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Variable Tuition

Saint John’s Preparatory School aspires to admit students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership, extra-curricular and community service interests, regardless of their families' socio-economic, ethnic or religious backgrounds.  

Saint John’s Prep School does not have a one size fits all tuition. Rather, Saint John’s Prep offers a range of tuition levels to match a variety of unique financial situations. We call it variable tuition. Our goal is to continue to make a Saint John's Prep education accessible for families.

To put it simply, variable tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program. Our variable tuition program allows families to apply for reduced tuition (grades 6-12), making an education at Saint John’s Prep affordable for qualified students and their families.

Over our school’s 160-year history, generous donors have financially supported the students of Saint John’s Prep School by establishing endowed scholarship funds. Their generosity and commitment to education allows us to work with all families in an effort to make a Prep School education accessible. Historically, we have identified this endowment support as Financial Aid, helping offset the stated rate of tuition. More recently, we have worked with Smart Tuition focusing our attention on each individual family’s ability to contribute to their child’s education based on their family’s unique financial circumstances.

Click here for a printable list of our FAQ's about variable tuition

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  • Tuition & Fees

    A Saint John’s Preparatory School education is an investment in your child and their future. We provide an all-inclusive, quality education that includes experiential learning and extracurricular activities at no additional cost to our families.

    All domestic families are eligible to apply for Variable Tuition, in the form of need and merit-based aid. Please contact the Admission Team or visit our Smart Aid page for more information.

    Day & Domestic Resident Pricing

    Please contact the Admission Office for more information at 320-363-3320 or

    International Boarding Grades 9-12

    9-12th Grades $46,245**

    Pricing includes new student set-up and technology fees.
    * Residential tuition includes room & staffing, food plan, books, and miscellaneous costs 
    ** International tuition also includes health insurance

    2017-2018 Prices above are subject to change and are not guaranteed for future academic years. 

  • Tuition Assistance

    We believe in the value of a Saint John’s Preparatory School Experience, and we are committed to supporting families to make it possible through Variable Tuition, our need-based financial assistance program. 
    To be considered for Variable Tuition, students must be accepted for admission for the upcoming school year.

    Application Opens: December 1st
    Priority Deadline: February 1st

    Please visit the Smart Aid page of our website for more information on how to apply for aid. 

  • Scholarships

    Each year, students are invited to apply for both merit and needs-based scholarships. These scholarship programs, which are supported by our endowment, donors, friends and alumni help to make the Prep Experience available to qualified students. Scholarships are available only to U.S. citizens.

    Priority Scholarship Deadline: February 1

    How to Apply for Merit-Based Scholarships

    1. Print and complete the scholarship application
    2. Submit completed application, along with the required essay to 

    Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee following the priority deadline and official notification letters will be mailed to applicants by April 1.

  • Available Scholarships

    Headmaster's Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to all current and new incoming students and are awarded to well-rounded, high-achieving students. 

    Criteria: New and current students, academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities and overall contribution to the community.
    Award Amount: $1,000 
    Renewable: Yes, up to 4 years

    Headmaster Scholarship Application

    Froehle Science Scholarship
    This award was established by alumni/ae of the school in honor of Prep science teacher and coach, Peter Froehle. 

    Criteria: New incoming 9th grade student, demonstrated interest in science and strong academic achievements and leadership.
    Award Amount: $600
    Renewable: No

    Froehle Scholarship Application

    Br. Paul Vincent Niebauer Theatre Scholarship
    This scholarship was established in honor of Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer, who greatly contributed to the Saint John's Prep community by teaching and directing the theatre program.

    Criteria: Incoming ninth grade student with demonstrated interest in theater
    Award Amount: $1,000
    Renewable: No

    Theatre Scholarship Application

    Saint John’s Boys Choir Scholarship
    In support of the Saint John’s Boys Choir, this award was established for new incoming students that have been a dedicated member of the choir. 

    Criteria: Student entering grades 6-8, member of the Saint John’s Boys Choir, demonstrated academic success, good character and leadership qualities.
    Award Amount: $750
    Renewable: Yes

    Boys Choir Scholarship Application

  • Additional Scholarship Opportunities

    Central Minnesota Catholic School Employees Tuition Discount
    Saint John's Prep recognizes the dedication and sacrifices made by Catholic school employees to offer a quality, faith-based education to area students. In recognition of their service, we are pleased to offer a tuition discount, exclusively for children in grades 9-12 of Catholic school employees. 

    Award Amount: $8,000
    Renewable: Yes*
    How to Apply: In 300 words or less, respond to the question: Why is a Catholic education important to you? Responses can be emailed to the Scholarship Committee at

    Children of Alumni Legacy Scholarship
    We encourage you to join the many alumni who have already decided to continue the legacy of Saint John’s Prep in their family. This scholarship is available to all children of alumni, domestic and international. Come back to Collegeville and rediscover your alma mater!

    Award Amount: $2,000
    Renewable: Yes, grades 9-12
    How to Apply: Award is automatically applied to a student’s account following enrollment

Statement of Non-Discrimination: Saint John's Preparatory School admit students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  

Revised 10/2016






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