Prep for the Prep

Your prep journey starts here!

Our newly designed Prep for the Prep program is a unique five day opportunity created just for newly admitted SJP 6th grade students to come together to have fun, make friends, and start building the bonds of brotherhood before school officially starts in September.

Attendance at this program is completely optional, but the opportunities presented each day will offer a fantastic springboard for students attending St. John's in the fall - we hope to see as many new faces on campus in July as possible!  

This program is only available to newly admitted SJP Students.

Middle School week One:
find your place!

Monday July 22 - Friday July 26, 2024
8:00am - 2:30pm
$550 per week 

No transportation, Extended Day, or Lunch options available. 

The week will start with an on-campus experience with a variety of faculty and coaches who students will interact with in the fall.  Students will spend plenty of time in Brother Benjamin Hall, home of the Middle School, and also use some of the School’s amazing athletic facilities, including the John A. Driscoll Aquatic Center for a fun splash and swim session!

Once community formation has started, the boys will head off campus to take part in a variety of fun activities that are designed to get the group working together:

  • Adventurelore - tackle the adventure ropes courses that will foster teamwork, communication and camaraderie.
  • Boda Borg - work together in smaller groups to complete a series of quests/challenges against the clock.
  • Helix Esports at Patriot Place - use esports to work on problem solving and strategy skill development.
  • Canobie Lake - Our week will finish up at Canobie Lake where the boys will have access to 85 rides, games, and attractions. 

      Registration is limited, so we encourage families to sign up as early as possible.  We cannot guarantee that every day will be as advertised and may have to change the schedule based upon weather and other circumstances out of our control.

      Students should wear comfortable clothing, closed toed shoes and bring snacks, a nut-free  lunch and a water bottle.  We recommend bringing a backpack each day to carry around campus/field trips.  A more detailed email will be sent to families at least two weeks prior to the start of the program.  

      Questions should be directed to Mike Evans, Managing Director for Strategic Programs and Auxiliary Services.  He can be reached via email at mevans@stjohnsprep.org.

      These two weeks are stand-alone programs and do not require participation in both.



      ENROLL NOW

      Middle School week two:
      all aboard! 

      Monday July 29 - Friday August 2, 2024
      8:00am - 2:30pm
      $550 per week 

      No transportation, Extended Day, or Lunch options available. 

      The week will start with an on-campus experience with a variety of faculty and coaches who students will interact with in the fall.  Students will spend plenty of time in Brother Benjamin Hall, home of the Middle School, and also use some of the School’s amazing athletic facilities, including the John A. Driscoll Aquatic Center for a fun splash and swim session!

      Once community formation has started, the boys will head off campus to take part in a variety of fun activities that are designed to get the group working together:

      • Adventurelore - tackle the adventure ropes courses that will foster teamwork, communication and camaraderie.
      • Schooner Sailing in Gloucester -  learn how to sail and navigate a traditional wooden schooner.  The group will also head to Halibut State Park for a short hike.
      • Kayaking with Plum Island Kayak - work as a group to navigate the Merrimack river, kayaking from Plum Island to downtown Newburyport.
      • Canobie Lake - Our week will finish up at Canobie Lake where the boys will have access to 85 rides, games, and attractions. 

          Registration is limited, so we encourage families to sign up as early as possible.  We cannot guarantee that every day will be as advertised and may have to change the schedule based upon weather and other circumstances out of our control.

          Students should wear comfortable clothing, closed toed shoes and bring snacks, a nut-free  lunch and a water bottle.  We recommend bringing a backpack each day to carry around campus/field trips.  A more detailed email will be sent to families at least two weeks prior to the start of the program.  

          Questions should be directed to Mike Evans, Managing Director for Strategic Programs and Auxiliary Services.  He can be reached via email at mevans@stjohnsprep.org.

          These two weeks are stand-alone programs and do not require participation in both.

          ENROLL NOW