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Ryken Studies Program

This college preparatory program is designed for highly motivated students diagnosed with mild learning differences. Named for the founder of the Xaverian Brothers, the Ryken Program uses varied teaching styles and strategies that focus on skill development in smaller group settings to assist students in their core courses. By junior year, most students move into the College Prep, Honors, AP or IB Programs. Approximately 40 students are accepted into the Ryken Program each year.

Ryken Program students earned 112 academic scholarships totaling $6.375 million in 2023.

Please visit our Admissions page to learn more on how to apply to the Ryken Program.

6 core subject areas:

  • Primary Language (World Literature and English language)
  • Social Studies (including World Religions)
  • Experimental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Fine Arts or Electives
  • World Languages

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