Admissions FAQs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Who needs to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) test?

    All freshman applicants are required to take the HSPT. If your child currently attends a Diocese of Arlington school, they will take the exam at their school, typically around the end of November or early December. They should indicate Bishop Ireton on their testing form in order for their scores to be sent directly to our school. If your child attends a public school, other private school or is home schooled, they may take the exam at Bishop Ireton or another school offering the exam. Please be sure to mark Bishop Ireton on the test to ensure the scores are sent directly to our school.
  • What is the HSPT?

    The HSPT is a national, standardized test used to help determine placement in high school course work. The test is taken once by the 8th grade student for a given year. It provides an assessment of both math and verbal abilities. The HSPT is not the application for admission; it is only one piece of the application process.
  • Do you offer a Pre-HSPT?

    Yes, we offer the Pre-HSPT for current 7th graders. Click here for more information.
  • Can you accommodate my student's learning plan?

    Bishop Ireton strives to meet the needs of all of our students. Please visit the Special Services page for information on the accommodations we provide. If applicable, a copy of your student's IEP/504 plan and any testing is required as part of the application. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have questions specific to your child by emailing

    If you'd like to schedule a meeting with our Director of Special Services, Dr. Aga Snyder, please email or schedule online here.   
  • Is there bus transportation to/from Bishop Ireton?

    Bishop Ireton offers a bus to and from the King Street Metro Station at 7:15 am and 7:35 am for morning pick-up and 15 minutes after the final bell has rung for the day. We also have a partnership with the City of Alexandria DASH bus service. Our students can ride DASH buses for free during the school year, which can take them to the King Street Metro. Our students can arrive via parent drop off, carpool, self-driven, public transportation, biking or walking. On-campus parking is available for seniors only and as space permits for other students. There is an annual fee for on campus parking.
  • Do students wear uniforms?

    Yes, our students wear school uniforms provided by Flynn O’Hara. They can be ordered online, or you can visit their store in Fairfax, VA. PE uniforms are purchased through our school store.

    Please find the Bishop Ireton uniform policy here.
  • Is there a lunch program?

    Students at Bishop Ireton can purchase a hot lunch from the school cafeteria, or they may bring their lunch from home. Various vending machines are available throughout the school as well but may only be used before school, during lunch and after school.

Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Nicole Mahon

    Nicole Mahon 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Veronica Wilkinson

    Veronica Wilkinson 

    Receptionist / Admissions Assistant
    (703) 751-7606