Bishop Ryan High School

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Bishop Ryan Catholic School
316 11th Avenue NW
Minot, North Dakota, (Ward County) 58703
United States
Coordinates 48°14′52″N 101°17′53″W / 48.24778°N 101.29806°W / 48.24778; -101.29806Coordinates: 48°14′52″N 101°17′53″W / 48.24778°N 101.29806°W / 48.24778; -101.29806
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto "To Provide an Education in the Spirit of Jesus Christ"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
Status Active
Superintendent None
Principal Chase Lee
Faculty 35
Grades Pre-school12
Enrollment 304 (2008)
Hours in school day 7
Color(s) Purple and white         
Fight song Notre Dame Victory March
Team name Lions
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Tuition $3,095 - 3,595
Athletic Director Bryan Kramer

Bishop Ryan Catholic School is a Catholic school in Minot, North Dakota. It is located in the Diocese of Bismarck. The school opened in 1958, and was named for Vincent James Ryan, the second bishop of the diocese (1939–51). Bishop Ryan's campus is at the base of Minot's North Hill, between Minot State University and Broadway (US-83). After the 2011 Souris River flood and the flooding of the Little Flower Elementary campus, the preschool and elementary students were moved to Bishop Ryan, resulting in North Dakota's first Catholic PK-12 school.[2]


Bishop Ryan's mascot is a lion, with the girls' teams referred to as the Lady Lions. The school has sports programs in football, golf, volleyball, cheerleading, track and field, baseball, softball, basketball, cross-country, and wrestling. The school competes in the Class B division, except for football in Class A.[3]

Bishop Ryan's head coach in basketball from 1959-1964 was 24-year-old Dale Brown, later the head coach at LSU for 25 seasons (1972–97).[4] Ryan's head coach in football from 1960–1962 was Ron Erhardt, later the head coach for the North Dakota State University Bison, New England Patriots and the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and the New York Jets.[5]

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  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ "School begins for Minot Catholic Schools - | News, sports, business, jobs". Minot Daily News. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Ron Erhardt". Retrieved 2016-10-06.