Bishop Kelley High School

Bishop Kelley High School is a co-educational, Catholic school of the Diocese of Tulsa, rooted in over three centuries of the heritage of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
The mission of this school is to provide a quality, Catholic education founded on the teachings and values of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Kelley High School strives to carry on the teaching ministry of Jesus Christ by providing a Catholic, Lasallian education that develops individuals whose hearts and minds are prepared for a purposeful life. In addition to highly qualified, caring teachers and academic excellence, Bishop Kelley offers 13 OSSAA sports, and a wide variety of co-curricular activities.
Bishop Kelley students are accepted at outstanding colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OK School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 927 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bishop Kelley High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oklahoma for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
927 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Bishop Kelley High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language & Culture, AP Government & Poliltics: U.S., AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code
uniform dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition for 2011-12 is $8,300 for Catholics qualified for discount;$10,600 for all others.
Admissions Director
Patti Bush



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
29 extracurriculars
Academic Bowl, Class Board, Comet Ambassadors, Drumline, FIRST Robotics Team, Foreign Language Clubs, Jazz Choir, Kairos, Kelley Krazies, Lasallian Youth, Link Crew, Mission Team, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Peer Helpers/Tutors, Play Production/Theatre Tech, Politics Club, Pro-Life People, Student Council

Club or Organization:
Comets Defending Life, Comets in Action, Investment Club, Pallbearer Society, Sports Medicine Club

Arts and Music Programs:
All-School Musicals, Art Club, Drama Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bowling Club, Powderpuff Football

School Notes

  • Christian faith community with daily Mass available
  • Comprehensive college preparatory curriculum
  • Religious retreat oppportunities for each grade level
  • AP, Scholars, and Pre-Engineering Programs
  • Languages offered: Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish
  • Christian Service Program
  • 13 OSSAA sports
  • Wide variety of co-curricular activities
  • A Diocesan Catholic High School in the Lasallian tradition
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Bishop Kelley High School offer?
Bishop Kelley High School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Bishop Kelley High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Oklahoma for most sports offered.
What is Bishop Kelley High School's ranking?
Bishop Kelley High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oklahoma for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Bishop Kelley High School?
The application deadline for Bishop Kelley High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Bishop Kelley High School located?
Bishop Kelley High School is located in the Hoover neighborhood of Tulsa, OK. There are 2 other private schools located in Hoover.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
As a parent, it is a wonderful school environment. Lots of opportunities to do what you love, whether it's sports or art or music, along with an excellent and tiered academic schedule. AP courses if you want , or steady as you go well rounded basic educational curriculum. They have service hours and community involvement. It also (as a parent) is a protected and supervised campus. It leaves the student with a grounded base to proceed to higher education and also provides a moral compass through its Christian values visible with faculty and staff. I will always be grateful that my child was a part and will be a part of the BK community.
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As a parent of Bishop Kelley... I am amazed at all that is offered at this school. Academics, sports, organizations, clubs ect....There is something for everyone. My son was not big into sports. Bishop Kelley has a wonderful way for the freshman to get to know each other and include everyone. Nobody is an outsider. If you felt like you were before you came here you will definitely not feel that way once you are here. There is such an acceptance among students. You are allowed to be exactly who you want to be at this school. There are lots of opportunities for growth at this school. Me and my husband took a tour and we could not be more impressed. My child shadowed and really liked the open arms from all the kids. Make sure you put Bishop Kelley on your list to look at.
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The best private school in Tulsa! Bishop Kelley not only dominates in Sports, Academic Bowl and Speech and Debate, and Student Council/ Government, it also offers your student a variety of AP classes, Honors classes, and offers them an opportunity to apply to their Brother Bernadine Scholars Program. They have hands on academic counseling that take special interest in your child! I have sent all 3 of my children to Bishop Kelley. My youngest will be a senior this year. My oldest was accepted to Pomona College in Claremont, California. Pomona is routinely in the top 5 Liberal Arts colleges in the United States. She graduated from Pomona on 2012 and is currently in Medical School at the University of Oklahoma. My son who graduated from Bishop Kelley in 2010, attended Duke University and graduated last year. He is currently in the Fuqua Business School of Marketing and Management. There are Peer support groups that get involved with your student before school even begins! They do everything to incorporate your child into the Bishop Kelley family so there is little to no anxiety for your student before the first day of school. The same is true with transfer students. The faculty is brilliant. The teachers challenge your child academically while making themselves accessible to you and your student for extra help and extra care. The administration is approachable and responsive!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OK School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 927 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Tulsa, OK is $9,405 for elementary schools and $9,526 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tulsa, OK is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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