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Admissions Checklist

Please use the checklist to the right to determine the items required to complete your application to Bishop Ireton High School.
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now live. Click here to apply.

If your student is interested in the current 2020-2021 school year, please contact the admissions office for the application link by emailing admissions@bishopireton.org
Applications are considered complete when all of the listed 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 listed items (other than the application and fee) can be submitted via the admissions portal, mailed or emailed to the school.  

Bishop Ireton High School
Admissions Office
201 Cambridge Rd.
Alexandria, VA  22314
703-751-7606

List of 13 items.

  • Online Application

    Completed online.

    The 2021-2022 application is now available. Click here to apply. If you are interested in the current school year, please email admissions@bishopireton.org to receive the application link. 
  • Application Fee

    $60 non-refundable application fee due with the application. Paid via the online application.
  • Official Transcripts

    Current, plus 2 previous years. Students applying from public schools or private schools outside the Arlington Diocese, please use the “Release of Records” form. Transfer students require current high school transcript with credits noted. Click here for the Release of Records form.
  • HSPT

    High School Placement Test results are required for all 9th grade applicants. Students in diocesan schools will take the HSPT at their middle school on December 3, 2020. All other students (either from public schools or other private schools) will need to register to take the exam on December 5, 2020 (or January 9, 2021). Click here for details on how to register
  • Student Recommendation

    Please have a current teacher, counselor or principal complete the Student Recommendation Form. Students coming from diocesan schools do not need to submit this form as recommendation forms are automatically sent from diocesan schools.
  • Essay

    Students must provide a response (at least 2 paragraphs) answering the following question: 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? Please remember to type your name on the essay.
  • Discipline Record

    All transfer applicants and 9th grade applicants coming from public schools or private schools outside the Arlington Diocese must complete the Discipline Record Request form. This must be completed by a school administrator.
  • Immunization Record

    The student's latest immunization record is required. The student’s current school can send it with the transcripts or it can be sent separately.
  • Birth Certificate

    A copy of the student's birth certificate is required with the application.
  • Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)

    For Catholic applicants, a copy of the student's baptismal certificate from a Catholic church is required to obtain the Catholic tuition rate. 
  • IEP/ISP or 504 (if applicable)

    We require the following:
    1. Neuropsychological or psycho-educational evaluations
    2. Eligibility minutes
    3. The IEP/ISP or 504 plan
  • SAP or ICEP (if applicable)

    We require the following:
    1. Neuropsychological or psycho-educational evaluation
    2. The SAP or ICEP plan
  • 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.

Additional Important Notes

  • The High School Placement Test is not only used as an admissions requirement, it is also used in consideration for scholarship and as a pre-requisite to determine course level once your student is enrolled at Bishop Ireton. See the Course Catalog to review pre-requisites for honors classes.
  • Fall sports try outs and practices will take place starting August 11, 2021 (NOTE: this date is subject to change). If your student is planning to participate in a fall sport, please plan accordingly.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Catholic Schools, administered under the authority of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, prohibit 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.