Visit Our Campus
The best way to learn about Bishop Ireton is to spend a day with us! We encourage you to visit our campus, spend time attending a class, meet our faculty and learn more about our welcoming Cardinal community.
Cardinal For the Day Shadow Program
We understand that the high school selection process can be difficult. An important part of that decision is selecting a school where your student feels like they belong. Our Cardinal for a Day Shadow Program is a wonderful way for your child to get a feel for our campus environment and see our school from a student's perspective.
We begin these visits in October, and they continue until the end of March. Please click below to schedule a visit.
Bishop Ireton High Schools follows Fairfax County Public Schools for closures, delays, and emergency closings. In the event of a delay, please contact the admissions office to confirm the arrival time. If we are closed, please contact the admissions office to reschedule.
Your child has the option to shadow for a full day or half day. You can indicate your selection on the registration form. If it is a full day they should be dropped off at 7:45 am and picked up at 3 pm. If they are selecting the half day option, they should be dropped off at 7:45am and picked up at 12:30pm.
Should you need to get in contact with your child, please call the admissions office at 703-751-7606. Your child may use any school phone to contact you during the day. Cell phones are not permitted during the school day.
Please park in one of the four visitors spots in the lower parking lot. The spots are marked with feather signs that read "Visitor Parking." Proceed to the student entrance (the temporary main entrance during construction) of the building (door #16) and ring the bell for access. All visitors must sign in and out from the front office during their visit.
Yes, your child will receive lunch in our cafeteria during both a half day or full day visit. Please let us know if your child has any allergies. The cafeteria offers a wide variety of items, but we are not a nut free facility. They are welcome to bring their own lunch if they prefer.
If your child attends a school that has a uniform, it should be worn during their visit to Bishop Ireton. If not in uniform, appropriate clothing is required (comparable to what one would wear to church). No jeans, athletic wear or leggings are permitted.
We are happy to schedule a tour of our school with a representative from our admissions office. Tours generally take around 30 minutes and are typically available Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 2:30pm. Please email the Admissions Office to request a tour.