Archbishop Ryan High School
Equipping Saints for life in this world and the next

About Our School » Mission & Beliefs

Mission & Beliefs



Archbishop Ryan High School, a Catholic, coeducational school, is committed to empowering students to become contributing members of our Church and society.  In partnership with family and community, the faculty strives to teach as Jesus did by providing spiritual, social, and service opportunities for growth.  Through a comprehensive academic curriculum, the faculty challenges students to become well-rounded, life-long learners.




We as a community believe:


1. Jesus' call to live the Gospel is the foundation of our school community.

2. A vibrant Christian faith is demonstrated to others through attitudes, actions, worship and service.


3. All students achieve their maximum potential in a school that recognizes, values, and accommodates their unique abilities and interests in academics as well as extracurricular activities.

4. Interaction with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures teaches acceptance of and appreciation for others.


5. Holistic education develops the person--spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, and physically.

6. Education is the responsibility shared by the family, the student, the school, the church, and the community.

7. Education fosters responsible citizenship, leadership, and social conscience.

8. Innovative, technologically-rich, as well as traditional instructional strategies, maximize the potential academic growth of each student.


Graduate Profile


A graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School will:


  • Live and practice our Catholic Christian faith
  • Articulate his/her beliefs, values, and convictions clearly
  • Discover, define, and develop his/her God-given gifts
  • Embrace Christian values during the decision making process


  • Believe in the direct correlation between actions and consequences
  • Demonstrate personal integrity, moral behavior, and respect for others
  • Think and operate with a global perspective


  • Think critically, creatively, and independently
  • Integrate information from various disciplines, world views, and multicultural perspectives
  • Communicate effectively in speaking and writing
  • Be able to work efficiently in a technological world


  • Respect economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity
  • Exercise leadership and service in religious, civic, personal, and professional activities
  • Demonstrate a positive sense of self and a life long commitment to personal growth
  • Work collaboratively, appreciating how differences contribute to the whole


  • Make choices that promote health and safety for self and others
  • Maintain a positive self-image which includes respecting themselves 
  • Practice wellness of mind and body