When you enroll at Father Ryan High School, YOU:

  • Join a community of students with the widest range of academic abilities in the diocese, yet who have maintained an ACT average of 31.6 or above in the top 20% of the class for the past five years, with 90 individual students earning perfect scores on both portions of the ACT and/or SAT or on the entire test.
  • Become members of the prestigious Cardinal Newman Association, recognizing students who have earned scores of 30 or higher on the ACT or an SAT equivalent score. This year, 63 new members were recognized at Academic Awards Night, placing them in the top 5% of graduates in the nation.
  • Become part of a school where 228 Father Ryan students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Foundation since 1998.
  • Participate in a learning environment in which 100% of graduates are accepted to college, including schools such as Bellarmine, Butler, Carnegie-Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Duke, Emory, Princeton, United States Naval Academy, University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, University of San Diego, University of Puget Sound, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Villanova, Wake Forest, to name a few.
  • Become part of a school with a tradition of 28 appointments to military academies since 2000.
  • Join a community where the average annual award in total college scholarships exceeds $24 million.
  • Are taught by a wonderful, caring faculty, 65% of whom hold master’s degrees or higher.
  • Can choose from over 160 different courses offered at five different levels so you can take the courses which will both challenge you and at which you can be successful.
  • Can choose from four different international languages, all with four-year programs (Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish) in which to specialize to prepare for the larger world.
  • Can study abroad in Spanish-speaking and French-speaking countries for academic credit.
  • Can choose to specialize in either physical, environmental, or biological science through a selection of 17 different levels of science courses.
  • Can develop skills in technology and media through 13 different course offerings in the field.
  • Can participate in an academic program that 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. In particular:
  • AP English Language: 100% student qualified status or better
  • AP Statistics: 100% student qualified status or better
  • AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, and AP English Literature: 90% student qualified status or better.
  • Can explore your creativity in 34 arts courses, including the following:
  • 8 visual arts courses
  • 6 instrumental music courses
  • 10 vocal performance/dance/theater courses
  • 10 mixed/varied arts courses
  • Father Ryan has the second highest number of fine art courses amongst private schools in Middle Tennessee.
  • Become a member of an outstanding freshman class – and a member of the 11,000+ strong RYAN NATION!
You will be known, you will be loved.