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Emerald House

Emerald House Crest

 Who will teach me what is most pleasing to God, that I may do it?

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Emerald At A Glance

Name: Emerald - inspired by the name of Father Ryan's first yearbook in 1927, The Emerald

Color: Green

Saint: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Catholic Social Teaching: Care for Creation

Father Ryan Emerald House System Leadership

House Inspiration

When Father Ryan began as the Nashville Catholic School for Boys, it drew its student body from the proud immigrant population of the city. Since many of those families were Irish Catholics, it wasn’t long before the school was given the nickname “Irish High” by sportswriters and city leaders. 

It was the pride in this heritage that prompted the naming of Father Ryan’s first yearbook as The Emerald. Emerald House is named to honor those first families and the foundation they helped lay for the growth of Father Ryan High School. 

Emerald implies a sense of value and worth and has the connotation of being precious and rare. Traditionally, emeralds encourage growth, reflection, peace, and balance, all characteristics of the Father Ryan student.

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Head of House: Andy Cupit

Father Ryan Emerald Head of House Andy Cupit

House Saint: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Emerald House Saint

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