Bishop Foley Catholic High School

  • Bishop Foley High School is a Catholic Archdiocesan college preparatory school serving the young men and women of the Detroit Metropolitan area since l965.
  • BFC is big enough to offer a wide range of opportunities in academics and athletics, yet small enough for individual attention.
  • Your destination to BFC will lead you to a future of personal growth and success.To quote a student, "BFC is a perfect place to grow in faith with God, while learning with friends.".

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,550
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTrevor Tyle
Admissions AssociateEvelyn Schaublin


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ambassador Club, Campus Ministry Team, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Culinary Arts Club, Debate and Forensics Team, Key Club, Medical Science Club, Mission and Ministry, NHS, Right to Life, Robotics, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Club, Choir, Dance Club, Drama Club

School Notes

  • Bishop Foley Catholic is a co-ed college preparatory high school that offers something for everyone! Our smaller size of approximately 350 students coupled with over 100 programs, several extra-curricular activities and sports means there is a special place just for you in our "Foley Family." Over 90% of our students particpate in at least one extracurricular activity, ranging from our unique clubs, outstanding drama and music ensembles, championship winning sport teams, or award winning robotics team.  You'll form lasting friendships, receive personal attention, and find that you can be so much more than you were in the past... you can be the person you've always wanted to be. Your destination lies at Foley, where you can truly feel at home!

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
Bishop Foley Catholic has been a wonderful experience for our family. Our three children graduated from Foley and they were so well prepared for their college years. Foley offers something for everyone...a great variety of classes and extracurricular activities. The smaller size of the school was a definite plus for our children. We have met some wonderful families throughout our years at Foley. The Foley family truly is a caring, supportive environment.
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As a Student/parent of Foley, I enjoyed the school and developed friends I still see after many years after graduation. I hoped my children would develop the same kind of friends while getting a great education. The school allowed them to grow and challenge themselves with school, faith and activities. Thanks Foley, for being a community of family and taking care of educating kids!!!
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We chose Bishop Foley over other Catholic schools in the area for several reasons. First, we wanted a well-rounded high school experience for our 3 boys. We also wanted them to have the opportunity to play sports and join clubs of their choice, and a place where our catholic values and faith would be a priority and be shared. Bishop Foley Catholic delivered. Our boys played varsity football, basketball, baseball and soccer, were involved in robotics, participated on student council and were part of the crew for several falls and spring play productions. Two of our boys have graduated from BFC and both earned the top academic scholarship available at the 4-year university of their choice and are excelling in their studies of accounting and mechanical engineering. They continue to attend mass on a weekly basis and volunteer when the opportunity arises. Bishop Foley provided them a quality education in a faith-centered environment, that's what we were looking for and that's what we got! We have been very pleased with our experience at Bishop Foley Catholic and would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about a Catholic education for their children.
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Bishop Foley Catholic High School is a loving, and supportive community. I am a proud member of the Foley Family!
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We are in our 2nd year at Bishop Foley, and our experience has been absolutely fantastic. From the faculty and staff, to the students we have come in contact with as well as the families involved at Bishop has been a true blessing to our son and our family. We have seen our son grow spiritually, academically and athletically during his time at Foley. One ringing endorsement of Foley is the number of alum who have come back to teach at Foley. There is a tremendous amount of pride at the school that shows in everything they do for our kids. I highly recommend Foley for a Catholic based education that truly prepares them from life beyond high school.
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Bishop Foley is an excellent institution. The teachers care about the students- it shows on a daily basis. They have a strong Catholic identity- by far better than most- and the students love the retreats done by Fr Gerry when they say "undeniably Catholic"... they truly mean it. I would definitely send my children there. I also like the fact that it is culturally diverse.
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Bishop Foley was a great high school experience for me. Raised Catholic, I shared classes with Catholics and non-Catholics. It speaks for itself when another religious denomination chooses a Catholic school for all it offers when it comes to education and discipline. When I entered college, a professor asked me if I went to parochial school because it showed. I wasn't the brightest student or the most academically disciplined when I graduated from BFC, but I noticed in college just how much more ready I was by the comparison and how much I really learned outside of my education that served as excellent tools for my college years. The term 'Foley family' is not a myth. It's real and lifelong. Go Ventures!
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I had an overall great experience at Bishop Foley. Natalie had a great staff of teachers that were great at what they did but they truly cared about students well-being.
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We had 3 children attend Bishop Foley and 10 nieces and nephews. We were so pleased with the school`s academic and personal aspects of life. They continued to carry on the faith and traditions we instilled in them, along with dignity and respect to all. One of our daughters met her future husband there when she was a freshman, and they`ve now been married for 20 years and have 2 of their 3 children attending there, too. Thank you for keeping the standards we have always lived by and taught our children the most important things in life....God, family and love for one another. Cynthia Foreman, mother of Kelly, Tammy and Ryan Taylor and now, Isabella and Priscilla Scaccia
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Bishop Foley provides an opportunity for ALL students to excel academically, with AP and Honors classes, spiritually, and athletically. Opportunities for band, vocal music and outstanding art courses allow students to demonstrate their God given talents.
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