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Please use the checklist below to determine the items required to complete your application to Bishop Ireton High School.

Application Due Date:
 January 10, 2020 (rolling admissions should space remain)  
Decision Letters:  February 21, 2020

Applications are considered complete when all of the below items have been received.  

We do not accept students who have repeated or reclassified in high school. It is our policy to not accept local senior transfers. However, exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.

The below items (other than the application and fee) can be submitted via the admissions portal, mailed or emailed to the school.  

Admissions Office
201 Cambridge Rd.
Alexandria, VA  22314

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will go live on October 1, 2019. If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020 school year please send an email to

Admissions Checklist

List of 10 items.

  • Application

    Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will go live on October 1.  If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020 school year please send an email to

    Once an application is submitted and the application fees are paid, a checklist will display outstanding and submitted items.
  • Transcripts

    Please provide a current copy, plus two previous years.  The records release form can be found here.
  • Application Fee

    A $60 non-refundable application fee due is with the application (paid via the online application).
  • School Recommendation

    Please have a teacher, counselor or principal complete the school recommendation formStudents coming from diocesan schools do not need to submit this form as forms are automatically sent from diocesan schools.
  • Birth Certificate

    Copy of birth certificate is required with the application.
  • High School Placement Test

    High School Placement Test (HSPT) results are required for all 9th grade applicants. Please click here for more information.

    If your student is currently attending 8th grade at a Diocese of Arlington school they will take the HSPT at their school on November 21.  If they are not enrolled at a Diocese of Arlington School they will need to sign up for the HSPT.  

  • Essay

    Students must provide a writing sample (at least two paragraphs) that answers the following question. This may be uploaded to the application portal or emailed to

    Bishop Ireton is a supportive school community in which students grow in knowledge and faith while having the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.  Our motto is “Advance Always.”  If you attend Bishop Ireton, what will you contribute to our community and how will you advance always?
  • Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)

    Copy of baptismal certificate for all Catholic applicants is required to obtain the Catholic tuition rate.
  • Custody Agreement (if applicable)

    Diocesan policy requires diocesan schools to have a copy of the custody agreement to ensure proper communication and release of student information.
  • IEP/504 (if applicable)

    If your student has a learning plan in place, we will require a copy of the educational testing, IEP or 504 plan with the application. Our Academic Support Coordinator will review all plans to ensure we can meet the needs of the student.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Catholic Schools, administered under the authority of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, disability, national origin, or citizenship in the administration of their educational personnel, admissions, financial aid, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

Further, a student need not be Catholic to attend Bishop Ireton, but is required to participate in the established curriculum and programs offered throughout the school day.

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