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Saint John’s Prep is a premier arts and sciences world school where we prize imagination, creativity and discovery. Prep offers experiences that nurture curiosity and expand horizons. We invite you to discover Saint John’s Prep!
We take learning seriously at Saint John’s Prep. Our outstanding faculty and staff challenge our students to reach beyond the familiar to try something new, to create, imagine or invent. We engage our students not only as they are but in relation to all that they can become.
Saint John’s Prep offers athletic, co-curricular and arts programs that are committed to a quality experience, highlighted by hard work, pride, and teamwork. We encourage students to try new things and challenge themselves to learn and grow outside of the classroom.
Every student takes part in our Fine Arts Program at Saint John’s Prep. Our well-rounded curriculum supports the development of appreciation and passion for fine arts that will last a lifetime.
Saint John’s Prep offers a spirited array of varsity and intramural sports. Our programs are inclusive with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Our sports teams give Prep students the opportunity to grow interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
Director of Residential Life
Ryan Brandon is the Director of Residential Life. Ryan comes to Saint John’s Prep from the Minnesota State University-Moorhead where he served as a Residential Life Area Director. Ryan is working towards his Doctorate in Education, with a focus in higher education administration, at Saint Cloud State University.
At Saint John’s Prep, Ryan will supervise and manage the residential experience for six staff members and approximately 50 Saint John’s Prep students in Saint Michael Hall and Emmaus Hall. In the fall of 2020, all SJP residential life students will move into a newly renovated and rebuilt Saint Michael Hall; Ryan will be a leader in the move-in process and organization of the newly refurbished space.
“Ryan is an experienced residential life professional who can implement a program that encourages student success as well as create a comfortable and fun living atmosphere. Our students come from many different countries, families and traditions. I believe Ryan can bring people together to build an inclusive and collaborative community where our students will build lifelong friendships and achieve their academic and personal goals,” said Head of School Jon McGee.
Ryan has extensive residential life experience and recently supervised residential and maintenance staff for three residence halls. Ryan served as mentor and advisor on several committees and student leadership programs. As part of a sexual violence prevention program, he led educational and training sessions for over 200 students. Ryan also has experience in executing hiring processes and led staff training for residential life staff and supervisors.
Ryan earned his Master’s in Business Administration, Concentration: Public Administration from Concordia University in Wisconsin, Mequon, WI and his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with a minor in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI.
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