Bishop Hendricken High School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (401)739-3450
Faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching; our student faculty ratio is 14:1.
Faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching; our student faculty ratio is 14:1.
Music, drama, media arts and visual art are available as electives, afterschool clubs and through our award-winning Arts Academy program.
We offer sports in all 14 RI Interscholastic League sports for boys, including freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams.  We also participate in 2 club sports and offer a variety of intramural athletic programs.
All science labs are hands-on.  Here is a Chemistry lab in action; students also have opportunities outside the classroom to participate in Science Olympiad, Academic Decathlon and other academic competitions.
The average class size is 22 students.
Hendricken offers four levels of academic placement, including a basic college preparatory program, college prep, honors and advanced placement courses.
Students have access to the most up-to-date technology and tools to enhance their learning experience.  There is also a Technology Academy available for students with an interest in pursuing computer science, engineering or technology in college.
In addition to our instrumental music program, we have a vocal program with a Young Men's Choir and select Choir.  In 2012, the choir travelled on a pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal where they gave multiple performances.  In 2014, the group will be travelling to Hawaii.  Our Marching Band regularly performs in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
Hendricken's athletic teams have a long and proud tradition of success, winning 165 state championships in the school's history!
For over 50 years, Bishop Hendricken has attracted gifted scholars, artists and athletes.  We are proud to provide an outstanding college preparatory education, and to produce young men of conscience and compassion.  Join us to learn more!
  • Rooted in the Catholic Faith and traditions of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Bishop Hendricken High School is a college preparatory school of spirited young men, dedicated, compassionate religious and lay teachers, committed staff, involved parents and supportive alumni.
  • At Bishop Hendricken, we provide challenging and inspiring academics, arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities in a structured and caring environment. We strive to foster creativity, critical thinking, and an appreciation for beauty, goodness, and truth. The Hendricken experience is demanding yet supportive, and prepares students for true leadership, recognized not only in personal achievement but also in service to God and neighbor. The Hendricken man thrives in the call to excel in his own way and the invitation to invest in a deeper faith. TO BE a man of faith, wisdom, action and compassion: this is what it means TO BE Hendricken..

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes, please call for guidance
Year Founded1959
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1998

Student Body

Total Students937 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by GradeBishop Hendricken High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican 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 CodeFormal
(Jacket and tie required, khaki pants and button down shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,025
Tuition Notes$1.6 million in financial aid and scholarships is available each year; 57% of students receive some form of financial aid; families must apply separately for financial aid through
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCatherine Solomon


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.55 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Brotherhood, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Computer Club, Debate, French Club, Hawk Sports Network, Italian Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Nutrition Club, Peer Ministry, Pro-Life Club, Robotics Team, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Special Olympics, Stock Market Club, Student Council, Yearbook, Youth Taking Action

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Drama, Hawkafellas, Hoop Band, Jazz Ensemble, Literary Magazine, Marching Band, Media Arts, Media Arts Workshop, New Artist Play Festival, Percussion Ensemble, Performing Arts, Spring Musical, String Orchestra, Summerstage, Tech Crew, Theater Pit Orchestra, Young Men's Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Basketball, Billiards, Bocce, Bowling, Fencing, Fishing Club, Golf, Hiking Club, Ski Club, Surf Club, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weight Training

School Notes

What does it mean to "Be Hendricken"

  • It means a boy developing his whole person - heart, mind, body and soul. It means a boy surprising himself with the opportunities he embraces.  It means working with purpose, learning with an open heart, playing with joy and foucs, and serving with insight.  It means being part of the Hendricken family.  In the Hendricken family, boys develop lieflong friendships as they deepen their understanding of self, their appreciation for community, and their connection to God.
  • For over 50 years, we have attracted gifted scholars, artists and athletes who become young men of character and compassion.   Join our proud tradition today!
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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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5  7/24/2015
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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