The 5/6 graders spent a couple hours in the woods this morning being citizen scientist. They collected data on earthworms found in the woods. Please ask your child to share with you what they've learned about earthworms in the forest! More photos on the photo page.
Biome Field Trip with Saint John's Outdoor U!
The fifth/sixth graders enjoyed their first field trip with Saint John's Outdoor University. They explored the arboretum to learn about Minnesota's original biomes. Students took observations of sunlight, wind, soil and air temperature, animals and vegetation. We couldn't have had a better day for this trip as it was sunny and windy! It was a great day for a walk in the prairie, deciduous, and coniferous forest. More photos on the photo page
Chapel Walk with PB and Johnny Bread
The5th/ 6th graders had a beautiful day for our first chapel walk. It was a delightful walk. Thanks to a tremendous group of parent volunteers, the Johnny bread, peanut butter and jelly was quickly distributed. Students enjoyed playing by the water. No one fell in!! More photos on the photo page
Swimming in Lake Sagatagan
The fifth and sixth graders spent the afternoon swimming at Lake Sagatagan. It was a perfect day to get to know new friends. The beach was not crowded so these new friends had plenty of opportunity to get to know each other. They all seemed to play so well together. There are a lot more pictures on the photo page.
First Day of School Welcome Class of 2026 and 2027
Last Day of School for the Class 2025
Thanks for a GREAT YEAR!
Spring Writing in Our Spots
It was a picture perfect morning to write in our spots. There are more pictures on the photo page. Sadly, my camera ran out of batteries for the second class!
Maple Syrup Outdoor University Field Trip
The sixth graders spent a delightful afternoon with the Saint John's Outdoor University staff. We learned all about the process of making maple syrup. It was a beautiful day in the sugar bush. The sixth graders tapped trees and collected maple sap. There are many more photos on the photo page.
Our fourth interim day was filled with fun! Sixth graders started the day by learning about what life was like in a lumber camp in the late 1800s. They learned about the different roles in a lumber camp and lumberjack lingo. After the introduction to life as a lumberjack, the students played Lumberjack Bingo. Next they tackled some lumberjack math and figured out the amount of food the Cook would need to order to feed 70 hungry jacks. After tackling the math, the students were treated to a family style lumberjack breakfast. Students ate sweat pads, logging berries, spuds, cold shuts, porkbelly and blackjack. Thank you to a very special group of parents who helped make this breakfast happen! More photos on the photo page.
Interim Trip to the Audubon Center of the Northwoods
The sixth graders had a fabulous trip to the Audubon Center of the Northwoods. The weather was perfect! The students were so open to trying so many new things! It was a great trip.
Toys for Tots
The sixth graders had another great year of raising money for Toys for Tots. We held 3 Friday Float sales and raised approximately $500.00 for toys for tots. The sixth graders enjoyed their annual shopping trip and a trip to the Great Hall for the delivery of their toys. More photos on the photo page.
Reader's Theater Performance at Barnes and Noble
Nine sixth grade students performed at Barnes and Nobel on Sunday for our Saint John's Prep book fair. These students gave up several of their lunch time recesses to practice 4 different story selections. They did an amazing job!
Making Pie for Thanksgiving
On the day before our Thanksgiving break, the sixth graders enjoyed learning to bake pumpkin pie and apple pie. Each small group of students made one pie from crust to oven. We later shared the pie with our parents in the afternoon! More photos on the photo page
Halloween Orienteering Field Trip
The sixth graders spent part of Halloween afternoon enjoying a orienteering field trip with Saint John's Outdoor University. The weather turned out to be refreshing and everyone had fun working their way through the orienteering course. Thank you Saint John's Outdoor University for a great afternoon. Many more photos on the photo page.
Halloween Prep School Style
The sixth graders enjoyed celebrating Halloween in school. They painted pumpkins, went trick or treating throughout the school and enjoyed a field trip with Saint John's Outdoor University. Check out the photo page for many great photos from our Halloween fun!
Our Visit to the Graveyard
The sixth graders had a beautiful gray day for their visit to the cemetery on campus in conjunction with their reading of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. In the book, the protagonist learns to read by doing grave rubbings. Students enjoyed walking quietly through the graveyard, doing rubbings and reading many of the tombstones. There are many more photos on the photo page.
A Fall Chapel Walk
On Wednesday afternoon, the sixth graders grabbed their lunches and headed out on the chapel walk. The woods was beautiful and filled with the colors of autumn. The wind was powerful and cold, but everyone seemed to have an enjoyable walk. There are more photos on the photo page.
Paddling with Wilderness Inquiry
It was cold, but the sun came out for our paddle on Lake Sagatagan with Wilderness Inquiry. The sixth graders enjoyed paddling in Voyageur style canoes. The groups paddled while singing voyageur songs. It was a wonderful morning on Lake Sag. More photos on the photo page.
Field Trip to the Mille Lacs Lake Area
The sixth graders enjoyed a full day of adventure on our trip to the Mille Lacs Lake area. Our first stop was the Mille Lacs Indian Museum. Students enjoyed making dream catchers, exploring the museum, learning native games, learning about native musical instruments and touring the beautiful four seasons room. Our second stop was at Kathio state park where we visited the site of a former Dakota and Ojibwe village and climbed the fire tower. The sun came out for our time at the state park. It was a beautiful afternoon. Our final stop was the Dairy Queen in Milaca. There are many more photos on the photo page.
Our Garden Lunch
The sixth graders enjoyed harvesting vegetables from our Prep School garden. Tomatoes, peppers, carrots, squash, and basil were all harvested for our soup! Donations from other gardens gave us a plethora of veggies for a delicious soup lunch. Many more photos on the photo page.
Our First Trip with Saint John's Outdoor University
The sixth graders enjoyed our first field trip with Saint John's Outdoor University. They used a dichotomous tree key to identify trees on the Saint John's campus. More photos on the photo page