Transfer to Father Ryan

If you are currently in high school and are looking to transfer to Father Ryan, you can submit your application now.* We will accept applications while we have space available. Review the steps below to access the application and review due dates for all application material.

*If you are looking to transfer to Father Ryan for the Spring 2019 semester, the deadline for submission is November 15, 2018. All other supplemental documents are due by November 30, 2018.


Steps To Apply

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Why Transfer to Father Ryan?

Transferring schools can be a difficult decision. Whether it’s moving from out-of-town or changing from a local high school, the Admissions Team is ready to make the transition a smooth one. Below are some testimonials from parents of current students who transferred into Father Ryan. 
Maggie Eidt '19

Jennifer Eidt - Mother of Maggie '19 and Julia '21

Our family has a long history in education…but within days of our arrival at Father Ryan, I was calling my father, a retired Catholic school administrator, and telling him that this is the finest school I’ve ever seen.

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    Transferring to any new city is a challenge, and for us, with a daughter who had never been in a class that was larger than 75 students, the prospect of being in a school of almost 1000 was a concern. So, I did some research. I went online to read about other families’ transfer experiences and was instantly reassured. I then looked at the pictures of the students and saw young faces that looked like Maggie’s friends in Mississippi.  

    When I heard about the Relay for Life program during our tour of Father Ryan, and having a younger daughter who’s a cancer survivor, I knew we had found the right place. Maggie would be seen, would be known, would be helped and would be accepted.  What a wonderful feeling for a parent to have! We were thrilled to see that the school welcomed students from all over the area, not just from one community. We were delighted that Maggie could return to swimming on the swim team, not just for the exercise and the competition but also for the friendships she made with so many different students. We were comforted when, on a Friday afternoon, we didn’t have to make an 11-mile commute to pick her up and return for the football game. Father Ryan had thought of that…they had food for the students and a place for them to study and visit instead of sitting in traffic.  We saw that her teachers don’t teach six sections of a course; they teach her. And Relay became Maggie’s love. She is co-chair this year, and I sit and marvel with pride at the maturation and achievement that she is experiencing, all because of the trust and confidence that Father Ryan has in her and her classmates.   

    Our family has a long history in education…but within days of our arrival at Father Ryan, I was calling my father, a retired Catholic school administrator, and telling him that this is the finest school I’ve ever seen. Thank you, Father Ryan.
     
Micael Ramirez '20

Monica Ramirez - Mother of Micael '20

As a minority family, we were both asking “how will we fit in?” The answer was immediate. Micael came home the first day saying “I had a really good day.”

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    I had already fallen in love with Nashville after some work travel brought me here, and when a transfer became a reality for me professionally, I was ready to move from Los Angeles.  My primary concern was convincing Micael, a freshman in LA who loved his academics and his baseball, that a move was good for him.  Our realtor helped us find some schools to visit.  Having been in private schools all our lives, and coming from another Catholic high school, Father Ryan was high on our list.  It wasn’t long before it was the only one on our list.  When we walked in for the visit, he and I both were impressed by seeing “Welcome, Micael” on the TV in the lobby.  That personal touch meant a lot.  The baseball coaches were part of the welcoming group, which made us both feel at home.  The process was seamless; when he came in for his interview, we received a response and an acceptance within days.  

    The only thing that made us nervous about our new home was how we would be accepted.  As a minority family, we were both asking “how will we fit in?”  The answer was immediate.  Micael came home the first day saying “I had a really good day.”  The students were all welcoming.  He made friends that first day who are his friends today.  He was welcomed to the baseball team.  He’s become a Peer Mentor and has become involved with the Investment Club.  And I’ve felt a part of the school as well, finding friendships with other parents, who have been so open and genuine.  This has been a move that has worked wonderfully for both of us. 


At Father Ryan, there are opportunities for everyone.