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Unique Educational Experience Customized for Each Student to Provide Opportunities for Success, Challenge, and Growth

A Tradition of Knowledge

We believe in the importance of offering a rigorous curriculum for students of all learning levels in a supportive environment for the development of hearts and minds. Our innovative approach to education and personalized schedules allow students to reach their full academic potential in a college preparatory environment.


Courses Across Four Learning Levels


Courses at Honors or Above, Including 28 AP Courses


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Matthew Collins '24

"I chose to attend Father Ryan because I knew I would receive a great education and have numerous opportunities to get involved. I’m especially grateful for the teachers who have shown me tremendous support, and the knowledge I have gained is invaluable."

Adjoa Walker '24

"Father Ryan has made a difference in my life by giving me an amazing education and opportunities to grow. Being a student here has molded me into the great person I am becoming today and has set me up for years of success."

Personalized Learning

4 Levels of Learning – By offering College Preparatory, Honors, High Honors, and Advanced Placement, students customize their schedule with different levels of learning based on their aptitude and performance in various subjects.

Hayes Scholars

Hayes Scholars Program – To honor the legacy of our late Academic Dean, Sara Hayes, Father Ryan High School offers dynamic and rigorous experiences to challenge and develop top-performing students in all areas of academic excellence. 


STEAM Program – Our Irish SmartLab provides hands-on, practical, and project-based opportunities for students to explore their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Cooperative and Academic Support

CSP/ASP – For more than 30 years, Father Ryan has offered Cooperative and Academic Support Programs for students with learning differences.

College Counseling

The Father Ryan College Counselors provide a student-centered, developmentally appropriate approach to the college search and application process, beginning in the 9th grade.

With a 100% graduation rate and acceptance to 255 unique colleges and universities, our College Counseling Department is dedicated to helping our students navigate this decision to find the best school for them.

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Seniors from Class of 2023 in College T-shirts

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Accredited by Southern Association of Independent Schools and Cognia, Father Ryan was the first school in the nation to receive dual accreditation from these two organizations.

Academic Leadership

Jennifer Anton

Academic Dean

Sarah Kieffner

Director of Academic Counseling

Andrew Reducha

Associate Academic Dean