Bishop Hendricken High School

Bishop Hendricken High School is Rhode Island's premier, all-boys Catholic school dedicated to the development of the total person -- heart, mind, body, and soul.
Here, we encourage students to know no limits to their potential and achievement.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 617 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,750
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bishop Hendricken High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
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Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1998

Student Body

Total Students
617 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Bishop Hendricken High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government, American History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Composition, English Literature, European History, French, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Statistics
Classroom Dress Code
Jacket, dress shirt, tie, dress/khaki pants, dress shoes, belt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$1.7 million in financial aid and scholarships is available each year. 68% of students receive some form of financial aid. Families must apply separately for financial aid through
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christian Kabbas
Admissions Associate
Richard Sylvia
Endowment Size
$3.2 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
52 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Ambassadors Club, Board Game Design, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Creative Writing, CyberPatriots, DECA, French Club, Gardening Club, Health Club, Italian Club, Math Team, Mitre (Yearbook), Mock Trial, Model Legislature, Peer Ministry, Pro-Life Club, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Stock Market Club, The Brotherhood, Youth Force

Arts and Music Programs:
"Paramount" Show Choir, Basketball & Football Pep Band, Concert Band, Drama, Fall Musical, Hawkeye Studios, Jazz Ensemble, Media Arts, New Artist Play Festival, Percussion Ensemble, Rhode Island State Drama Festival, Spring Play, String Orchestra, Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken (Summer Musical), Tech Crew, Theater Pit Orchestra, Visual Art Club, YAWP (Literary/Art Magazine), Young Men's Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bowling, Fishing Club, Golf, Hawks Sports Management, Pickleball, Ski and Snowboard Club, Surf Club, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting

School Notes

  • Founded in 1959 and guided by the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice and a Christian Brother education, Bishop Hendricken`s goal is to provide challenging and inspiring opportunities for driven students in all facets of campus life: academics, arts, athletics, faith, service, and extracurricular activities.
  • Nestled on 34 acres in the Warwick Neck area of Warwick, our suburban campus is home to 5 academic levels of college preparatory courses, as well as our Options Program for students with intellectual disabilities, 4 arts programs, 17 varsity sports, 30+ clubs, and 600+ young men who no know limits.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bishop Hendricken High School cost?
Bishop Hendricken High School's tuition is approximately $15,750 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Bishop Hendricken High School?
The acceptance rate of Bishop Hendricken High School is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 78%.
What sports does Bishop Hendricken High School offer?
Bishop Hendricken High School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Bishop Hendricken High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for most sports offered.
What is Bishop Hendricken High School's ranking?
Bishop Hendricken High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Bishop Hendricken High School?
The application deadline for Bishop Hendricken High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (11 reviews)
Truly a great school with plenty of challenges academically, sports and clubs! There is always something exciting going on at Hendricken and my 8th grader was truly enjoying his first year until COVID 19 got in the way!! Happy he still has 4 years left to enjoy this fantastic experience at Hendricken, we are so glad we made the choice to enroll him there!!!
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My son is in the 8 grade select program at BH and I couldn't be much happier and he loves it as well with so many activities to be involved in, he is constantly busy, if not with his studies, it is with sports or clubs!! I am telling him to enjoy his years at this fantastic school cause we all know these are the best years of a teenager's life and before you know it; it is in the rear-view mirror in a blink of an eye!!!
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Best decision for both my boys!!! They are enjoying their high school years with a great group of support from their academic and athletic leaders as well as their brothers. This school has it all. Enjoying every minute! Thank You BH!!!
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Great school rooted in faith, academics, and extracurricular activities that are not available in any of the Warwick schools. Teachers are there when you need them, will meet with boys before or after classes to help.The staff strives for all students to excel.
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My son did not want to go to Hendricken. He was completely against it and wanted to go to his public High School. I insisted on Hendricken despite his protests and he just said to me the other day that he feels much better about Hendricken now and actually really likes it! It only took a couple of weeks and my son is now a huge fan of the school and has nothing but great things to say about it. He loves the teachers, the environment and the lack of distractions. I knew it was the right choice but he did make me a bit nervous. After seeing him enjoying the school and doing really well we are all confident that Hendricken was the right choice. Whew! What a great school! Go Hawks!
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Hawks soar to amazing heights!From computer science competitions to athletic championships, the bar is set HIGH at Hendricken. With hard work, and tremendous supports (set in an environment of "Can-Do" expectations) BHHS students, of all capacities and all cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds, transcend their personal and academic goals. Highly recommend this school for all the young men in your lives...
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I cannot say enough positive things about my son's experience at BHHS. We have watched him grow as a learner, a musician, and a young man of character and integrity. His interests were encouraged, guided and developed. His teachers are dedicated, strong in their content areas, and examples of what it means to live a life of purpose.We commute almost one hour each way and neither us as the drivers, nor him as the commuter, has regretted a day of it. I only wish there was an equivalent school for my daughters :(
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My son is a junior, and loves Bishop Hendricken. He is involved in both the great sports and the Arts Academy. The Hendricken Arts Academy is a very special thing to get involved with. The orchestra and chorus (2 of the many Arts offerings), brought my son to Disney to perform with his chorus and his orchestra (which is so fun that young women and young men from other schools participate). Last year his chorus sang during masses in cathedrals in an unforgettable trip around Ireland. The boys form such a supportive brotherhood through all their activities. The academics are very competitive, and the boys are constantly encouraged to strive to be their personal best in all aspects of their lives. We only regret that high school here is only 4 years-we will miss BHHS!
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I have been told by many people that my boys are 2 of the most polite young men they have ever met. They are challenged by the teachers and administrators to be the best men they can be, and it shows. The best academics, sports, and clubs in RI.
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My son is a sophomore at BHHS and has had an excellent experience thus far. The all male environment allows them great focus on all the critical aspects of a boy's high school education - faith, academics, and extra curricular activities, whether that be their outstanding sports or theater/arts programs. My son is in all honors classes and has had excellent teachers that have always challenged, but have been available to provide extra help when needed. Our few small bumps along the way have been immediately addressed by his teachers and dedicated guidance counselor, and with his involvement. We couldn't be happier with the quality of the school, its administration and faculty - an outstanding Catholic education where they walk the walk.
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After two years of being a Hendricken student, I can honestly say that it has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. Every day I get to spend time with a great group of guys, learn from enthusiastic teachers, and compete with some of the best high school athletes in the state. Hendricken is the first school that has truly challenged me in order for me to be successful, which, in my opinion, has molded me into a much more responsible young adult. If you want your son to enjoy high school and to come out with multiple options for collegiate studies, this is the school for him.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 617 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,750
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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