Father Ryan High School

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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 (2024)

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

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1925
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
914 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Father Ryan High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
27 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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

Sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Father Ryan High School cost?
Father Ryan High School's tuition is approximately $17,380 for private students.
What sports does Father Ryan High School offer?
Father Ryan High School offers 20 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Father Ryan High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is Father Ryan High School's ranking?
Father Ryan High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Father Ryan High School?
The application deadline for Father Ryan High School is Jan. 5.

School Reviews

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My daughter is finishing up her sophomore year at Father Ryan and will graduate in 2024. We drive 45 miles one way for her to attend Father Ryan. It is not perfect, but no school is perfect. It has been a great investment. There is not a comparable experience in Maury County. She loves academics, social, activities, clubs, and sports. I love the academics, college counseling, and the extra support that can be accessed. It has been the best decision for her and our family.
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Quick Stats (2024)

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

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $16,174 for elementary schools and $21,367 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nashville, TN is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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