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Father Ryan`s mission is to be an experience of the living Gospel while challenging students to reach their spiritual, academic, and personal potential. As a diocesan, coeducational Catholic secondary school, Father Ryan seeks to be a superior Catholic high school, providing excellence in religious and moral formation, academics, athletics, and the arts while remaining accessible to those seeking an education in the Catholic Tradition.
Father Ryan High School is dedicated to challenging each student's particular ability, providing an educational experience that is customized to each student across four learning levels and 200 academic course offerings.
For our students who are seeking a more rigorous academic path, Father Ryan offers 80 courses at Honors level or above, including 27 AP courses. More than 58% of our students take at least one AP course.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 914 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,380
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5

Top Rankings

Father Ryan High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
914 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Father Ryan High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
27 courses
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 5
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Marisol Preston
Admissions Associate
Erin Riggs


School Notes

  • Father Ryan is a coed, Catholic, college-preparatory school that has been forming lives of excellence in the Catholic tradition for 96 years. Its tradition of faith, knowledge and service produces students with excellent academic results and a commitment to their faith, service and social justice, all in a community where everyone is known and loved. We offer education across four grade levels, with 27 AP courses, the most visual and performing arts courses of any private school in Middle Tennessee, and co-curricular programs in athletics, band, theater, social justice and service. 
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 914 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,380
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5

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