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

About Our School » Mission & Beliefs

Mission & Beliefs

Mission

 

Archbishop Ryan High School, a Catholic, coeducational school, empowers a diverse student body to become contributing members of the Church and society. In partnership with family and community, Archbishop Ryan strives to teach as Jesus did by providing spiritual, social, and service opportunities for growth. The faculty challenges the students of today to become the leaders of tomorrow through a comprehensive academic curriculum rooted in excellence.

 

Beliefs

 

We, as a community, believe that:

 

  1. Every individual possesses an inherent dignity rooted in God alone.
  2. Jesus’ call to live the Gospel and worship God is central to our school community’s identity.
  3. Daily living of religious virtues is an important expression of our school’s identity.
  4. Students learn at different rates and in different styles.
  5. Aestheticism is cultivated through an appreciation of the arts.
  6. Social graces are developed through a variety of personal interactions.
  7. Responsible citizenship is fostered through education.
  8. The promotion of knowledge, together with practices conducive to spiritual, emotional and physical well-being, is the primary responsibility of Catholic education.
  9. A respect for productive labor benefits the individual and society.
  10. Academic and extracurricular opportunities are provided for students to achieve personal and professional excellence.
  11. Education is the shared responsibility of the student, the family, the school, the community, the diocese, and the government.

 

Graduate Profile

 

A graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School will:

 

Spiritually 

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

 Morally 

  • Recognize the direct correlation between actions and consequences 
  • Demonstrate personal integrity, moral behavior, empathy, and respect for others
  • Think and act with a global awareness 

 Intellectually 

  • Think critically, creatively, and independently
  • Integrate information from various disciplines, world views, and multicultural perspectives
  • Demonstrate literacy in reading, writing, speaking, and listening  
  • Work efficiently in a technological world 

Socially   

  • 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

Physically 

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