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Academics

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.

200+

Courses Across Four Learning Levels

81

Courses at Honors or Above, Including 28 AP Courses

11:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

15

Average Class Size

 

Sam Wiggins '24

“I have witnessed Father Ryan’s Tradition of Knowledge firsthand through my interactions with teachers and peers. There have always been teachers who go above and beyond to provide a nurturing environment that allows other students and me to learn in a way that suits us individually.”

 

Becca Mimms '26

“The academics at Father Ryan allow you to grow by providing many options of higher-level classes that challenge you, inspire you to improve as a student, and are genuinely fun to attend.”

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

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 190 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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Accreditations

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

antonj@fatherryan.org
 

Sarah Kieffner

Director of Academic Counseling

kieffners@fatherryan.org

Andrew Reducha

Associate Academic Dean

reduchaa@fatherryan.org