Experience Father Ryan

Father Ryan’s admissions events offer various opportunities for you to get to know us better. 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.

Ways to Visit FRHS

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  • Campus Tours - Year Round

    Come and personally experience Father Ryan during a Campus Tour. Campus tours are available most Mondays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

    These guidelines will help you prepare for a wonderful visit:
    • Tours fill up quickly, so we recommend you Register Early.
    • Don't be late. Remember, all times listed are Central Time.
    • Be prepared to walk outside. Wear comfortable shoes as most tours last an hour and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring an umbrella just in case.
    • If you have special needs, please inform our office before your arrival.
    • Wear PURPLE... it's a safe bet.
  • Irish Thursdays - Year Round

    Irish Thursdays provide prospective students with an opportunity to spend time with a Father Ryan student and discover what 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 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m., lunch will be provided. Drop-off and pick-up will be in the Cloister Building (Main Office).

    Proper attire is required for Irish Thursdays. 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.

    Please call the Admissions Office at 615-383-4200 with questions about this event.
  • Parochial School Visit Day - September/October

    Beginning in September, Father Ryan hosts 8th grade visit days for the various parochial schools in the area. These days are arranged between the Admissions Office and the parochial schools.
  • Junior Irish Night - September 22

    As part of our annual Homecoming celebration, Father Ryan hosts Junior Irish Night for grade school kids in the community. All Junior Irish are welcome to enjoy inflatables and more in the Fun Zone before the Homecoming game. The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and run until the end of the first quarter of the game. All grade school students should click the link below to register and to reserve their swag bag (while supplies last). Print the registration form as your ticket into Junior Irish Night. We hope you will join us for this fun event!

    Register for Junior Irish Night
  • 8th Grade Parent Reception - September 22

    All eighth grade parents within the Father Ryan community are invited to join us for a special reception as we celebrate our Homecoming. The reception will be held in the Champions Room of the Catignani-Drennan Fieldhouse from 6:00 p.m. until the end of the second quarter of the Homecoming game. Click the link below to register.

    Register for the 8th Grade Parent Reception
  • Academic Blend - September 26

    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.

    Register for Academic Blend
  • Open House - October 22

    Father Ryan High School’s 2017 Open House will be Sunday, October 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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.

    Register for the 2017 Open House
  • Open Visit Day- October 26

    Father Ryan is excited to offer an Open Visit Day on October 26, 2017, for any 8th grade student who is not enrolled at one of our parochial schools. This is an opportunity for any prospective student to experience what it is like to be a Father Ryan student.

    This day begins with drop-off between 8:15-8:30 a.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m., lunch will be provided. Drop-off and pick-up will be in the Cloister Building (Main Office).

    Proper attire is required for Visit 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.

    Please call the Admissions Office at 615-383-4200 with questions about this event.
  • Fall Ball - October 27

    Here come the Irish! Father Ryan's Fall Ball is an opportunity for 8th graders around the Nashville area to join their friends and meet new ones while playing games and dancing to a fun DJ. It will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in our Dining Hall. Click the link below to register.

    Register for the Fall Ball
  • Academic Blend - November 2

    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.

    Register for November's Academic Blend
  • Academic Blend - April 17

    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.

    Please note: This Academic Blend is open to 5th-7th grade parents only.

    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.

    Register for April's Academic Blend Here (Open to 5th-7th grade parents)

Regan Rosinski '17

"I am thankful for Father Ryan because it has provided me with a family atmosphere. My family moved to Japan, and I stayed in Nashville to finish my senior year. I am so thankful that I have a community of love and acceptance where I can truly be myself."

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