Bishop Hendricken High School

Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #1 - For nearly 60 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!
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #2 - Students have access to the most up-to-date technology and tools to enhance their learning experience. From the all-new Cisco Academy to CyberPatriots, Robotics, and the Programming Team, students have access to the training needed for pursuing STEM-related fields in college.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #3 - Hendricken features a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 22 students. 72% of Hendricken teachers and staff hold a Master's degree.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #4 - The Arts at Bishop Hendricken features courses and extracurricular programs in drama, media arts, music, and visual art. The Arts Academy provides student artists with an honors-level course in an artistic concentration of their choice.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #5 - Hendricken Athletics have a history of unrivaled success in Rhode Island, amassing more than 200 state titles across 14 Division I sports and 2 Unified sports.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #6 - Hendricken students are well-rounded leaders and global citizens. Each year, students provide more than 42,000 hours of service to the community. To date, more than 500 students have been named National Merit and Commended Scholars. In 2018, 98% of graduating seniors were placed at the nation's top colleges and universities.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #7 - All science labs are hands-on. Students also have opportunities outside the classroom to participate in Science Olympiad, the nationally-recognized Academic Decathlon program, and other academic competitions.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #8 - Drama, vocal, and instrumental music programs have performed in 7 countries across the globe, and 13 states across the nation. Students regularly have the opportunity to travel with ensembles to perform at festivals, competitions, and showcases.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #9 - Hendricken offers four levels of academic placement, including two levels of college preparatory programs, as well as honors and advanced placement courses.
Bishop Hendricken High School Photo #10 - Hendricken graduates join the ranks of 10,000+ alumni who can always be counted on for advice, mentorship, career help, or simply a hand.
  • 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.

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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 TypeAll-boys
Students by Grade Bishop 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$14,750
Tuition Notes$1.7 million in financial aid and scholarships is available each year; 64% 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
Endowment Size$3.2 million


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.68 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Ambassadors Club, Board Game Design, Brotherhood, Business Club, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Computer Club, Creative Writing, Cyber Patriots, Debate, Distributive Executive Clubs of America (DECA), Film and Literature Club, French Club, German Club, Ham Radio Club, Hawks Broadcast Network, Health Club, Italian Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model Legislature, Multicultural Club, Newspaper, Nutrition Club, Peer Ministry, Philosophy Club, Pro-Life Club, Programming Club, Robotics 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, Fall Musical, Hawkafellas, Hoop Band, Jazz Ensemble, Literary Magazine, Media Arts, New Artist Play Festival, Percussion Ensemble, Performing Arts, Photography, Spring Play, String Orchestra, Tech Crew, Theater Pit Orchestra, Young Men's Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Fencing, Golf, Ski Club, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, 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  (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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