Why We Love Bishop Ireton

Admissions Checklist

Please use the checklist to the right to determine the items required to complete your application to Bishop Ireton High School.
Click here for the admissions application for the 2024-2025 school year.

The application and supporting items are due by December 15 in order to be considered in the first round of review.  Click here for a list of important dates.  

If you are inquiring about the 2023-2024 school year, please contact the admissions office.
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

List of 12 items.

  • Online Application

    Completed online.
    Applications for the 24-25 school year is available here.

    If you are interested in the current school year, please contact the admissions office. 
  • 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 November 30, 2023. All other students (either from public schools or other private schools) will need to register to take the exam on December 2, 2023 (or January 6, 2024). 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 applicants must have the Discipline Record Request completed by an administrator. 
  • Birth Certificate

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

    For Catholic applicants, a copy of the student's Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation 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 1, 2024 for football and August 11, 2024 for all other fall sports (NOTE: this date is subject to change). If your student is planning to participate in a fall sport, please plan accordingly.
  • The WCAC transfer policy can be found here.

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.