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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 793 students
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Jan. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
793 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Bishop Ireton High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / Jan. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 793 students
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Jan. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Alexandria, VA is $24,214 for elementary schools and $40,141 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alexandria, VA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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