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Archbishop Ryan High School

Principal: Mr. Joseph McFadden ’97
Map11201 Academy Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154
  • Independent School


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.
Points of Pride:
• Over 95% of our graduates attend college
• Over 26 million dollars awarded in college scholarships for the class of 2017
• 11 AP Courses including Advanced Writing and Mathematics
• Only area high school with 9th Grade AP Course in World History
• Strong four year science program including AP classes and Forensic Science
• Bonaventure Program for Students with Diagnosed Learning Disabilities
• College Courses through Holy Family University Partnership
• 4 Year Programs in both Art and Instrumental Music

High School Specifics

Accelerated/Honors Program; Advanced Placement Program; Diocesan Scholars Program; Dual Enrollment Agreement with Local Catholic Colleges and Universities; Holy Family University Partnership Program; HFU Professors teaching courses here to students earning dual credit; School Wide Literacy Initiative for Excellence across Curriculum in Partnership with the University of Pennsylvania; 4-year Program in both Visual Arts and the Performing Arts; Wireless Technology in all Classrooms; Library/Media Center equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources; After-School ESL Program

Open House Dates

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Sunday, April 8, 2018

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Philadelphia
Grades of School: 9-12
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 1255
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Students per teacher: 22
Tuition: $9,300 (Catholic student), $9,550 (Non-Catholic student)
Financial aid offered?: yes
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 11
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 479/474/457
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Italian-9; Latin-9; Spanish-9
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Honor society
Instrumental music
TV show
Visual arts
Vocal music
Additional Information: • Bonaventure Program for Students with Diagnosed Learning Disabilities • College Courses through Holy Family University Partnership
Some special needs accommodated>: yes
Summer program?: no
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