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Student Life

A Tradition of Irish Pride Since 1925

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Daily life at Father Ryan is filled with one-of-a-kind traditions and opportunities to grow in faith, intellect, and emotional well-being. 


Houses. All Irish.


Clubs and Activities


Student Participation in Clubs


Years of Student Traditions Since 1925

Father Ryan Student Anthony Hmuifoo

Anthony Hmuifoo '25

"Being a Father Ryan student has helped me improve my critical thinking and social skills, especially through extracurricular opportunities. Joining clubs, such as Chess Club, has been a great opportunity to spend time with friends and make new ones."

Elliston House Captains Receive Irish Cup

Kate McDonnell '23

The House System has created a fun sense of community at Father Ryan, where we take pride in the House we belong to. It has also served as a great way to welcome new students to campus as they feel an immediate sense of belonging. 

Father Ryan Student Evan Jaeger

Evan Jaeger '24

I knew Father Ryan was the school for me after seeing how the teachers value my time and genuinely want me to succeed in school. I have really enjoyed all the activities here on campus, especially being part of the "Jungle" at football games, and I feel like I am part of the Irish community.

House System

House System – At the heart of Father Ryan's student life is our House System, dedicated to developing peer-to-peer mentoring, leadership opportunities, and spiritual development. Since the House System's implementation in 2020, this new tradition has created new ways for our students to be known and loved.


Clubs and Activities – With more than 40 clubs and activities available, we provide students the opportunity to expand their skills, experience new cultures, grow in their faith, explore potential careers, and much more. 


Traditions – With almost 100 years of school history, our traditions have continued to evolve to serve the needs of our community. Today's student life traditions create a strong culture of belonging on campus.