Curriculum

At Father Ryan, you can choose from more than 160 courses offered at four different levels, with a variety of electives. With our curriculum, you can take courses that both challenge you and give you the opportunity to be your most successful.
 
In addition to our Mathematics, History and English offerings that include courses like Multicultural Voice in American Literature and Military Literature of the World Wars, we offer four different international languages, 17 different levels of science courses (including engineering), 13 courses focused on media and technology, and the highest number of fine art courses (34) amongst private schools in Middle Tennessee.

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Course Credits

The minimum number of credits required for graduation is 28 credits. In the course of their four years at Father Ryan, students have the opportunity to earn 32+ credits.
  • Theology – 4 credits
  • English – 4 credits
  • Mathematics – 4 credits (Algebra I, II, Geometry, and 4th math)
  • Social Studies – 3 credits (One World History, one U.S. History, and one other)
  • Science – 3 credits (One physical and one biologicalscience recommended, plus one additional)
  • World Languages and Cultures – 2 credits (in the same world language)
  • Physical Education – 1 credit
  • Fine Arts – 1 credit
  • Health - 1/2 credit
  • Technology - 1/2 credit
  • Electives – Sufficient to meet graduation requirements

Advanced Placement

Father Ryan offers 26 college level courses through the Advanced Placement Program, in which 88% or more of our students earned a passing score (qualified status) for college credit.

Advanced Placement Courses

These Advanced Placement Courses are available to qualified students:
2-D Art
3-D Art
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French
Government and Politics
Latin
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Psychology
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
U.S. History
World History