Bishop Ireton High School

Tel: (703)751-7606
  • Bishop Ireton is a Catholic coeducational college preparatory high school founded and affiliated with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.
  • In the Catholic tradition and in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop Ireton High School is a college preparatory high school that promotes spiritual, intellectual, creative, scientific, technological, social and physical development.
  • As a Salesian community of learning, Bishop Ireton challenges students to recognize and respect the multicultural diversity within our global society.
  • In addition, the school fosters Christian ethics, religious values and community service.
  • A Bishop Ireton education teaches students to think critically and develops the whole person to meet present and future challenges and opportunities.
  • Bishop Ireton High School accomplishes its mission by developing within each student the following: deepened faith in order to encourage a loving commitment to God and the Catholic Church; spiritual and moral values; desire for life-long learning; pursuit of academic excellence in all disciplines; appreciation of the fine and creative arts; understanding of our multi-cultural heritage to appreciate and respect individual differences; knowledge and application of technological innovations for the benefit of humanity; and pursuit of physical fitness and a knowledge of mental and physical health as a life-long goal.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1964
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students803 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeBishop Ireton High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size24 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score26

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Jan. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Best Buddies, BI Ambassadors, Campus Ministry Team, Cardinal Crazies, Cardinals for the Cure, Catholic Witness Club, Guardian Battallion, Model UN, Model United Nations (MUN), National Honor Society (NHS), Pro-Life Club, Robotics Club, Student Council Association, Student Honor Council, Video Game Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Club, Symphonic Wind Ensemble

School Notes

  • Bishop Ireton has a vibrant spiritual life rooted in Catholic values and enriched by our affiliation with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who founded our school over 50 years ago.  We have a long standing reputation as a top school academically resulting in nearly all of our graduates attending college, where they earn millions in scholarships.  Our students are nearly universally involved in school activities outside of the classroom - from sports and clubs to fine arts and community service - and we are known for having a very welcoming and close knit community.  Our students commonly refer to BI as their second family.  As you investigate us further I`m sure these traits will become obvious.
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