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Construction Updates

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Building Renderings

    • Front Entrance Plaza
    • New Academic Building - South Façade

Dining Hall

Auxiliary Gymnasium

Learning Commons


Construction Progress - August 2018

Construction Progress - November 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What area is off-limits?

    The area encompassing everything from the retaining wall at the south end of the upper parking lot to the west part of the faculty parking lot on the south side of the site is off-limits. This entire area is fenced off, including the parking spaces and road parallel to Cambridge Road. The only route from the lower lot to the upper lot will be along the public sidewalk on Cambridge Road.
  • Q. How will construction affect incoming traffic around school?

    Beginning at the end of August, construction trucks will regularly deliver needed supplies to the site. Pedestrians and vehicular traffic coming to and from the school should pay special attention to these trucks. Their turn radius is greater than a normal commuter vehicle. Deliveries will be minimized as much as possible during drop-off and pick-up to avoid interrupting traffic flow.
  • Q. Where can I park?

    There are three visitor spots available in the upper lot near the visitor entrance. Additonally, there is visitor parking in the lower lot near the student entrance. If no spots are avaialbe in our lots, 3 hour parking is available along Cambridge Road. Parking adjacent to the student lot and parallel to Cambridge Road is unavailable during construction.
  • Q. When will the new building be operational?

    We anticipate the new building will be completed by the end of 2019.

Letter from Head of School

We are excited to finally have broken ground and begun construction on our new Academic Center, which replaces the Oblate House demolished last summer to make way for this new project. The new wing will include an expanded cafeteria, a library/media center and learning commons, STEM labs, as well as additional classrooms and collaborative learning spaces. We are thrilled to see progress on this long-anticipated expansion and are eager to see all the positive changes this project will have on the future of Bishop Ireton.

While we are under construction, regular updates will be provided in This Week at BI, special blast emails, our website, and social media channels on its impact on our community. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @bishopiretonhs.

As this school year begins, we ask that you allow plenty of time to note the changes to traffic patterns and parking. Please note the location of the construction area (see image below) and follow all posted signs. The construction area is strictly off-limits. The only route from the lower lot to the upper lot will be along the public sidewalk on Cambridge Road. We ask you to adhere to these guidelines for your own safety, as well as for those around you. If you are coming to campus for a sporting event or after-school activity, please allow plenty of time to find parking and relay this information to any extended family members and friends who also plan to attend.

We ask for your patience with student drop-off and pick-up, especially during the first few weeks of school. As in past years, we will have an Alexandria Sheriff present during the first week of school to assist with traffic flow in the mornings and afternoons. Also providing assistance will be our new School Safety Officer (SSO), who also has the bigger job of serving as the main point of contact for school security throughout the year.

As much as we have tried to mitigate any inconvenience this project may cause, inevitably situations arise that we cannot anticipate. We ask for your partnership as we continue to keep our campus safe and welcoming. Should you see anything that concerns you regarding the safety and well-being of our community, contact us immediately. Please direct all questions and concerns to our Director of Operations, Peter Davey ( or 703-212-5146), and he will relay them to appropriate staff.

The goal is to have the new building along with several renovations to the existing building completed by the end of 2019. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time as we work towards the completion of this project over the coming weeks and months.

I look forward to welcoming you back to campus soon!

Dr. Thomas Curry
Head of School

Support the Campaign

We need the financial support of many different people to make this campaign a success. Your donation goes directly to the construction of our new building on campus.

Contact Us

If you have questions, want to learn more about the campaign, or would like to speak with someone about your gift, please contact:

Chris Gilliland, Director of Advancement
(703) 212-5181

201 Cambridge Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 751-7606
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