"Coming from a public school freshman year, I did not know how it felt to be surrounded by people with the same faith and beliefs as you. Now, because of Father Ryan, I know that there is no better feeling in the world."
Transfer to Father Ryan
If you are currently in high school and are looking to transfer to Father Ryan for the 2017-2018 school year, you can submit your application now. We will accept applications while we have space available, but the final deadline for submission is July 14, 2017. Review the steps below to access the application and review due dates for all application material.
The application process begins with a complete Application accompanied by an $85 application fee. Click below to open the 2017-2018 Online Admissions Application. The deadline to submit the application is July 14, 2017.
Complete the appropriate portion of the four Recommendation Forms within your application by providing the email addresses of the teachers, counselors, and administrators to whom you want these sent. The recommendations will need to be submitted by those completing them no later than July 21, 2017.
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.
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.
Registration Fee: Completing the application requires payment of the $450 annual registration fee. This fee is non-refundable unless you are not admitted to Father Ryan High School. Payment of this fee does not guarantee admission to the school. The registration fee, if you are admitted, will give your student priority in scheduling his or her classes. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions regarding the fee.
If the applicant is Catholic, please email a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate to Erin Vallett, Registrar, at email@example.com.
There is not a required order for completing the application process, and several steps may be completed simultaneously.
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.
Pfeifer family, transferred from Indianapolis, IN
"Moving to Nashville was a huge decision for our entire family but especially for our boys...when looking back over this decision...hands down one of the easiest and best decisions was Father Ryan! Continuing our boys’ faith-based education was essential, along with selecting a school with excellence in academics, sports, and the arts. Father Ryan was the answer to our prayers. The administration, counselors, teachers, and coaches made our transition seamless. Their passion for excellence was apparent from the first time we visited the school. Father Ryan treated our boys as individuals and not just a number; they made them feel special by identifying their unique qualities as young men,students, and athletes. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards the students at Father Ryan who have been so accepting of our boys. We are grateful that Father Ryan is empowering our boys to be leaders in their faith, community, school, and sports. The sense of pride and tradition at Father Ryan is impressive and contagious. We are truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful community and we look forward to the many years to come with our new Father Ryan family. Go Irish!"
Gavin Wolking ’17
“When I moved to Nashville, it was a bit of a shock. I was coming from the rural land of Ohio, and I knew it was going to take time to adjust after moving in three days before school was supposed to start. However, Father Ryan was easy to adjust to, because it was easy for me to meet people before school starting through the bowling meet and greet for transfer students. This made me a little bit less stressed about school starting because I knew that I could find friends to sit with at lunch or talk to during break. So, my transfer year was a lot easier than I expected. I already knew people within three days of moving states, and I knew that it would be just as easy to meet many more.”
Moving to Nashville?
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