Since their foundings in Minnesota, Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s always ran high schools – that is, until 1973. Saint Benedict’s High School closed that year, and about one week later, Saint John’s Preparatory School opened up enrollment to girls. Here’s that story.
Roske, Peggy L., "Saint Ben’s High School Closes and Saint John’s Prep Goes Co-Ed: 1973" (2023). Archives History Lessons. 119.