Experience Father Ryan

We're proud that our Father Ryan family is made of up of students and families from all backgrounds and communities. Join us throughout the year and see what the Father Ryan experience is all about. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus.

If you have any questions about these events or would like to find other opportunities to visit our campus, contact your Admissions Team at admissions@fatherryan.org.
Virtual Campus Tour

Ways to Visit FRHS

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  • Campus Tours - Year Round

    We look forward to welcoming prospective families to our campus for in-person tours, come and personally experience Father Ryan! Campus tours are available most Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:00am.*

    *If this time and date does not work for your family, please contact the Office of Admissions as we would be happy to schedule you for a different time and date.

    COVID update:
    These tours will be modified to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and our community.
    • When you arrive, please call the main office at 615-383-4200 and an admission representative will meet you outside.
    • Families will be asked to complete a wellness check, and there will be a temperature screening upon arrival.
    • All visitors are required to wear masks at all times while on campus.
    • The tour will include a walk-through of the buildings and common areas, although we will not enter classrooms or spaces where current students are present.
  • Shadow Days - Year Round

    Shadow Days provide prospective students with an opportunity to spend time with a Father Ryan student and discover what a typical day is like. Seeing Father Ryan during the school day opens your eyes to the possibilities and infinite opportunities available to your son or daughter. It also allows your child to experience first-hand the kind and nurturing environment at Father Ryan High School - something mere words could never do. We look forward to introducing our community to you.

    This day begins with drop-off at 8:30am and ends at 2:00pm lunch will be provided. Drop-off and pick-up will be in the Cloister Building (Main Office).

    Proper attire is required for Shadow Days. Boys should wear nice pants and a button down shirt or polo shirt. Girls should wear nice pants, or a skirt (of modest length), polo or blouse. Jeans, shorts, mini-skirts, ripped pants, tank tops, sneakers, etc., are not permitted. Students may choose to wear their own school uniform if they wish.
    COVID Update:
    Shadow host requests may or may not be met due to the need to follow CDC Guidelines.

    • When you arrive, please call the main office at 615-383-4200 and an admission representative will meet you outside.
    • Student will be asked to complete a wellness check, and there will be a temperature screening upon arrival.
    • All visitors are required to wear masks at all times while on campus.
  • Parochial School Visit Day

    Father Ryan invites each surrounding Partner School to schedule a day for their 8th grade classes to visit and experience our campus, attend classes, receive tours from Student Ambassadors, and meet our Faculty & Staff.

    COVID update:
    At this time, Father Ryan High School is not hosting 8th Grade Visit Days on campus. The Admissions Team, however, has contacted each Partner School to offer our willingness to bring the Visit Day to your 8th grade student - virtually or in person!
  • Junior Irish Trick-or-Treat Parade - October 17, 2020

    Come visit the Father Ryan campus and join us for our first ever trick-or-treat car parade! Put on your best costume, decorate your car to match, and get a glimpse of the beautiful Father Ryan campus!

    Registration is REQUIRED
     for this event. Each child who registers will receive a t-shirt, glow items, trick-or-treat bag, candy, and can take part in a scavenger hunt! We encourage registrants with the last name A-O to drive through between 10:00-11:00am and P-Z arrive between 11:00am-12:00pm.

    To keep everyone safe and healthy, we ask that everyone stay in their cars throughout the parade.

    To guarantee entry and to secure your swag bag, register via the link below before October 15. You must pre-register for this event; no walk-ups will be admitted.
  • Preview Day - October 25, 2020

    Father Ryan High School’s 2020 Preview Day will be Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Please join our family of students, educators, parents and alumni to tour our campus and discover how Father Ryan is setting a new standard in Catholic education.

    Our program begins at 1:00pm in the Center for the Arts with opening remarks along with a performing arts showcase. Doors open for registration and check in at 12:30pm.

    You will have the opportunity to attend classes, attend sessions on Academics and Financial Aid, visit our clubs and activities fair, take a campus tour, and watch our Award-Winning Marching Band perform!

    COVID Protocols: Please wear a face mask and social distance upon arrival. CDC guidelines will be adhered to at this event.
  • 8th Grade Irish Gameday - November 20, 2020

    Let the Irish Games Begin!
    Father Ryan is excited to invite all 8th graders to Irish Gameday. Join us for an evening of fun, food and games.  During Irish Gameday, you have the option to choose which Irish counties you would like to visit to complete your passport.  

    It all takes place on November 20, 2020 in the Catignani-Drennan Fieldhouse from 6:00-7:30pm. 
    The Irish Gameday counties will include: video game truck, gotcha, volleyball, party games, dance area, photo booth, pizza, cookies, and more!
  • Academic Blend - April 13, 2021 (Open to Parents of 5th-7th Graders)

    Enjoy coffee on campus as we present an in-depth look into Father Ryan’s curriculum. Parents will tour the Academic Building and observe classes in session.

    Father Ryan hosts several Academic Blend Events throughout the school year. These events allow parents of students interested in attending Father Ryan a chance to visit the classroom during an academic day to see our talented faculty in action. Parents will also have a chance to hear about the range of opportunities in our academic program. It is only necessary to attend one Academic Blend. This is a parent-only event, and registration is required to attend. Space is limited for each date. All Academic Blends begin and end in the Neuhoff Library.

Jennifer Eidt, Parent of Maggie '19 and Julia '21

"I knew we had found the right place. Our children would be seen, would be known, would be helped and would be accepted."

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