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At St. John's, good knows no bounds. It's greater than great academics. Here are snapshots of what it means at the Prep. Something amazing happens when you're open to good!

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Sport and fitness at the Prep: Where preparation meets opportunity

St. John's Prep Mountain BikingOf the 12 men who entered the St. John’s Prep Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017, half of the honorees had been cut from what they viewed as their best and primary sport in high school. Of course, not every new athletic venture ends with a Hall of Fame induction. But the anecdote illustrates a greater truth: When it comes to personal growth in the context of physical movement, the Prep give students every opportunity to stay on top of their game.

For starters, more than half of the varsity …

Posted by Mr. Chad Konecky on Tuesday January 23
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Seeking a Winning Verdict

Prep Mock Trial team aims high as courtroom clashes begin. Read more about the updates happening on the Prep campus!

Mock TrialsFor the 33rd year in a row, legal Eagles from St. John’s will test their skills of advocacy, public speaking, and the ability to think on their feet as the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Mock Trial Program kicks off its 2018 competitive season on January 29, when the Prep’s assemblage of “attorneys” and “witnesses” are ready match wits …

Posted by Mr. Chad Konecky on Friday January 19 at 11:33AM
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When the Best-Laid Plans Go Sideways

What happens when a school event seven months in the making gets cancelled?

Model UNIf you’re a well-oiled machine that empowers students to regroup with the support of teachers and administrators, then adaptation and resilience become the rule rather than the exception. A perfect example of this dynamic within the Prep community is the recent postponement and rescheduling of the 12th annual St. John’s Prep Model U.N. Conference.

On Saturday, December 9, more than 700 delegates from nearly…

Posted by Mr. Chad Konecky on Tuesday January 16 at 12:37PM
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Advice for College-Bound Seniors

Let's face it. There's no substitute for talking to someone who's been there, done that. Especially when you're a high school senior wondering (and dreaming) about life in college.

College-Bound Seniors at SJPThat's why the School Counseling Department at St. John's invites recent grads to return to campus and talk with seniors about their experiences in college. When a group from the Class of 2016 shared time with the Class of 2018 recently, we asked them for their best advice for college-bound seniors.

Gathered around …

Posted by Mr. Chad Konecky on Thursday January 11 at 01:41PM
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At St. John’s, we believe that the more students write, the better they write. As they’re exposed to different styles across disciplines, each student has a chance to develop his own writing voice and maximize his comfort level with composition.

This overarching mission is supported by the Prep’s Writing Center, which offers students one-on-one consultations with full-time, trained writing coaches to assist with any stage of the writing process. The mission of the center …

Posted by Mr. Chad Konecky on Monday January 8
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One in an occasional series of check-ins on after-school life at St. John’s Prep. Curious to know more about St. John's? We'd love to see you on campus!

SJP Environmental Club at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead

Environmental Club

The Deets

Founded in 1990; Meets Thursdays until 4 pm; 15 members, grades 6 through 12; Co-Monitors are Mr. Matt Spearing and Mrs. Kerrie Tingle.

How it Works

The Environmental Club is a student-led organization that aims to create a positive influence upon the environment on campus …

Posted by Mr. Chad Konecky on Sunday January 7 at 12:31PM
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Three More Prep Questions

Students StudyingThroughout the application and decision-making process, prospective students and their families often ask what it’s like to be a student at St. John’s Prep. We welcome each and every inquiry. Here are answers (with a little help from current students) to three questions that parents and their sons consistently ask. Curious to learn more? Visit our admissions page for more information!

Q: How has the academic workload at the Prep compared to your previous school, and have you …

Posted by Mr. Chad Konecky on Tuesday January 2 at 02:00PM
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