Steps to Apply

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Application -- (2020-21 Application Will Open August 15)

    Application Fee - $85
    2019-20 Application
    2019-20 Transfer Student Application

    Please note:

    Cooperative or Academic Support Applicants: If you are applying to the Cooperative Support program or for Academic Support and have had any psycho-educational evaluations, you must submit a full copy of the testing report by mail.
    For more information on the Cooperative or Academic support programs, click here
  • Step 2: Placement Test

    HSPT: (High School Placement Test) This is a national high school exam written by Scholastic Testing Services. The exam covers five areas: verbal, language, reading, math skills and quantitative math (math aptitude). This test is mandatory and will help determine your placement in Father Ryan’s academic program.
    Placements test for the 2019-2020 school year will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 and Saturday, December 8, 2018*.

    *If you are applying for Cooperative or Academic Support, our placement test will be offered with extended time on this Saturday ONLY.
    Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule your placement test. 

    Please note:

    International Applicants: If you are an applicant whose citizenship is that of a non-English speaking country, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Father Ryan’s TOEFL code is 1953. Please visit for more information.
  • Step 3: Recent Grades and Transcripts

    Please submit the Records Release Form to your current school requesting that the items listed below be sent to Father Ryan High School no later than December 7, 2018:
    • Copy of current quarter or semester grade report
    • Copy of previous year report card
    • Standardized testing taken in the current year and/or previous year
    • Transcript (needs to be requested if you are a transfer student only)
  • Step 4: Teacher Recommendations

    Please submit the Teacher Recommendation forms to your current English, Math, and Science teachers at your current school. The recommendations will need to be sent to Father Ryan High School by those completing them no later than December 7, 2018.

    Download the Current English Teacher Recommendation Form
    Download the Current Math Teacher Recommendation Form
    Download the Current Science Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Step 5: Interview and Scheduling

    Personal Interview: You will be contacted by the Office of Admissions to schedule an interview. The interview is a required step in the application process, and it is an opportunity for Father Ryan to get to know you, your interests and anything else you feel is important for the Admissions Office to know. You should look for an email from Father Ryan High School ( to schedule your Interview time. 

    Scheduling: During the interview, you will sit down with an academic advisor to discuss and plan a tentative class schedule for the upcoming school year.

Independent Schools of the Nashville Area (ISNA)

Father Ryan High School is proud to be a full member of the Independent Schools of the Nashville Area (ISNA). According to the ISNA, Father Ryan is the only Catholic school with full membership. As a full member, with a select group of other elite independent schools we have agreed on the below release dates for coming year: Click to read more about the thinking behind the ISNA admissions decision policy.

Resources for Prospective Families