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Dear SJCP Friends and Family,

My hope is that this letter finds you and your family well as this very unusual year comes to an end.  As we began 2020, little did we know that our school, and even broader, our lives would be greatly impacted by a worldwide pandemic.  These past nine months have required great perseverance and faith from us all.

Despite the many challenges thus far, Saint John’s remains steadfast in delivering the quality educational experience that the school has become known for over the last 190 years.  In mid-March, we pivoted to distance learning in just one day’s time.  In August we re-opened “smart and safe” in a hybrid format allowing for in-person instruction a couple of days a week.  Our student-athletes had some semblance of a competitive fall season.  Bottom line – we made it work!

I often introduce myself as not just the principal, but the PROUD principal here at Saint John’s.  Never have I been so proud of the collective effort of students, faculty, staff, and families to accomplish all that we have thus far.  In my opinion, our school’s response to this pandemic will remain a shining moment in our school’s growing history.  We will forever be “Viking Strong”!

Before we enter into a new year of hopefully more promise and certainty, I ask that you please consider making a 2020 year-end gift to our school.  Your support of Saint John’s will help us to continue our mission to prepare our students to be leaders with good hearts and discerning spirits as they pursue truth, academic excellence, and service to humanity.   Our need is even greater than ever due to the impact of COVID-19 on our school.  Tuition does not fully cover the cost of educating a Saint John’s student, so your support will help us to meet our budgetary needs.

Please keep our entire school community in your prayers, with the assurance that you and your loved ones remain in mine.  Saint John’s remains most grateful for your support.

Wishing you a blessed Advent season,

Will Knotek                                                                           


Should you have additional questions or want to learn more about ways to share a gift or make a pledge to support our students please contact our Director of Advancement, Nancy Fay at 301-662-4210 or 

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First page of the PDF file: SJCP2020AnnualFundLetterBrochure