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Bishop Ireton is a college preparatory, coeducational high school serving students from across the Washington Metropolitan area in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1964, Bishop Ireton is owned by the Diocese of Arlington, and is rooted in the tradition of Salesian spirituality taught to us by the Religious Congregation of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, our founding religious order. As we follow our Live Jesus! Charter, we continue an affiliation with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and will interact with other Salesian groups as well, as we collaborate on projects that express our mutual devotion to the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal.

Bishop Ireton is located near historic Old Town Alexandria and has an entirely college prep - technologically integrated - curriculum.  There are AP and honors courses in all disciplines and an Academic Enrichment program provides daily support for those who need it.  Seventy percent of students participate in the athletic program and there are more than 40 co-curricular clubs and activities.  BI is home to an internationally renowned music and award-wining drama program.  There is a four-year comprehensive community service program.  Bishop Ireton students earned over $11 million in scholarship money and attain top SAT scores and 99% college placement.

Bishop Ireton is fortunate to have dedicated lay faculty and staff, 80% of which have advanced degrees, as well as a full time chaplain from the Diocese of Arlington and teachers and administrators from the Sisters of the Holy Cross and Franciscan Religious Communities. Faculty teach their students according to the unique spirit of St. Francis de Sales, teacher, missionary, bishop, and gentle saint.

History of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at Bishop Ireton High School


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