Father Ryan High School

700 Norwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37204

Father Ryan was founded as Nashville Catholic High School for Boys by Bishop Alphonse Smith. Upon moving to Elliston Place (near Vanderbilt University) in 1928, the school assumed its current name in honor of 19th-century Southern priest and poet Rev. Abram J. Ryan. Girls were first enrolled in 1970, and Father Ryan relocated to its present, 40-acre campus in Oak Hill in 1991. The curriculum includes honors and advanced courses at all grade levels and in every major subject. In addition, AP courses are available to juniors and seniors. Daily prayer and opportunities for community service round out the program. Students complete 50 hours of required independent service by the end of junior year.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address700 Norwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
Year Established1925
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
AdministratorJames A. McIntyre
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment940
Day Students940
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