• September

    Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

    Bishop Ireton High School is proud to announce that senior Andrew Matherne has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Andrew now has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million, to be awarded in spring 2024.

    The nationwide pool of 16,000 semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants on the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT in each state and represent less than 1% of each state's high school seniors.
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  • June

    Bishop Ireton Announces Hiring of Four New Head Coaches for the 2023-2024 School Year

    Bishop Ireton is excited to announce the hiring of four new varsity coaches to the Bishop Ireton Athletic program. The Cardinals welcome Erin Hellmold as the varsity girls lacrosse coach, Avery Potter (BI ‘19) as the varsity field hockey coach, Jordan Clement as the varsity boys soccer coach and Nadine Lilavois as the varsity volleyball coach.
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  • Sonia Faletti Inducted into Faculty Hall of Fame

    On Monday, June 12, 2023, science teacher Mrs. Sonia Faletti was officially inducted into the Bishop Ireton Faculty Hall of Fame after 25 years of service to BI. She's just the 15th person to be inducted in the history of the school.
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  • Bishop Ireton Takes Home Two Cappies

    On Monday, June 12, 2023, the annual Cappies were held in the Concert Hall at the world-famous Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC! Nominated for seven awards for their outstanding spring production of "The Music Man," BI took home two in the incredibly competitive field!
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  • Alexandria Sportsman's Club Athletes of the Year and Scholarship Recipients

    Six Bishop Ireton athletes were celebrated as Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Athletes of the Year and seven senior athletes were ASC scholarship recipients. The Alexandria Sportsman's Club recognizes top high school athletes from Bishop Ireton, Episcopal, Alexandria City HS and St. Stephen's and St. Agnes. Congratulations Cardinals on your dedication and hard work. 
    Nyla Brooks - Athlete of the Year, girls basketball
    Camilo Gomez - Athlete of the Year, boys tennis
    Lauren Keast - Athlete of the Year, field hockey
    Ella Lupo - Athlete of the Year, cheer
    Siena Puglisi - Athlete of the Year, girls lacrosse and Scholarship Recipient
    Ryan Quaid - Athlete of the Year, ice hockey and Scholarship Recipient
    Elizabeth Cheney - Scholarship Recipient, field hockey
    Hailey Duffett - Scholarship Recipient, field hockey
    Ella Goulet - Scholarship Recipient, girls soccer
    Meckenzie Letellier - Scholarship Recipient, girls tennis
    Audrey Pickard - Scholarship Recipient, girls swim
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  • May

    WCAC All-Conference Awards

    Bishop Ireton Spring WCAC Awards

    The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference All-Conference awards are in! Congratulations to these athletes on their well-deserved recognition, and congratulations to all of our spring Cardinals on their hard work in such a competitive conference.
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  • Molly McNicol gives the valedictory address

    2023 Commencement Exercises

    On May 26, we celebrated the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2023! Graduation took place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Attendees heard from Bishop Burbidge, Principal Dr. Tim Guy, Head of School Kathleen McNutt, salutatory speaker Annie Nealon and valedictory speaker Molly McNicol.

    You can see a short recap of graduation here.
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  • Science Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Honor

    Congratulations to science faculty member Mr. Brian Kerns who was recently admitted into the Royal Society of Chemistry, based in Cambridge, England. As a member, he is joining a larger community of educational chemists and will have access to online journals, teaching suggestions, conferences held both in the UK and online, and myriad other resources. 
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  • Bishop Ireton Theater Nominated for Seven Cappies

    For its spring production of The Music Man, Bishop Ireton was nominated for seven Cappies. The Cappies is a writing and awards program that trains high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers and leaders.
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  • Boys Track & Field Team Takes First Place at Catholic States

    This past weekend, the boys Track & Field Team took home 1st place at the Catholic State Meet, which was held at Paul VI High School!
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  • (L) Dr. Vinson's senior photo and (R) Dr. Vinson now

    Bishop Ireton Alum Named 18th President of Howard University

    Congratulations to Ben Vinson III, PhD (BI '88) who was just named the 18th President of Howard University! It's wonderful to see the amazing accomplishments of our Cardinal alumni. We wish Dr. Vinson all the best in his new role! Read more here:
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  • March

    Elizabeth VanGilder, Emily Le and Emily Crabtree

    National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award Winners

    Congratulations to (L-R) Elizabeth VanGilder '23 and Emily Le '23 who were named Virginia Affiliate Winners and Emily Crabtree '24 who was named the Virginia Affiliate Honorable Mention in the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing awards! These awards recognize them for significantly demonstrating interest and aptitude for computing and technology, leadership in and out of the classroom and aspirations to pursue technology throughout their future journey to solve problems and positively impact humanity.
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  • WCAC All-Conference Awards Winter Teams 2023

    Bishop Ireton Winter WCAC Awards

    Congratulations to the Bishop Ireton athletes who received All-WCAC conference award for their strong play during the winter 2023 sports season. Congratulations to these amazing Cardinals!
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  • Ice Hockey Skate to CSHL Championship

    On March 3rd, the Bishop Ireton ice hockey team finished their season with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Lake Braddock/Fairfax, earning them the title of CHSL Champions! 
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  • First In-School Cultural Fair Held

    Bishop Ireton held its first in-school Cultural Fair earlier today! Students, cultural clubs and staff had the opportunity to share their cultures and cultural pride with students. Thanks to everyone who participated and to our Diversity and Student Life teams for helping to facilitate the event!
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  • Bishop Ireton Cheer are Seven Times Grand Champions!

    The Bishop Ireton Varsity Cheerleading team traveled to the CCA's (Christian Cheerleaders of America) Nationals competition in Fayetteville, North Carolina and came home Grand Champions!

    In the medium division they competed in four different categories with four different routines. In all four categories they won first place to receive a national championship title. The Bishop Ireton Cheerleaders won the Grand Champion title for the highest score out of all divisions in both music and the non music categories.

    The CCA also gives one final award to the team with the highest score over the two day period. This includes categories that Bishop Ireton did not compete in and over a hundred performances. The Bishop Ireton Varsity Cheerleading team received the Highest Score out of Nationals award and the highest award a cheer team could receive.
    Congratulations, Cardinals!
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  • February

    Audrey Pickard '23

    Joseph Lentini and Audrey Pickard awarded Alexandria Sportsman's Club February Athletes of the Month

    Congratulations to Joseph Lentini (BI ‘24) and Audrey Pickard (BI ‘23) who were named Athletes of the Month in February by Alexandria Sportsman's Club. Both Joseph and Audrey were recognized for their accomplishments on swim and dive. Congratulations Joe and Audrey!
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  • Wind Ensemble Welcomes Guest Conductor

    The Wind Ensemble welcomed Col. Don Schofield, commander of the U.S. Air Force Band, to Bishop Ireton. He worked with the musical ensemble throughout their class and brought his enthusiastic teaching style and music expertise to our students.
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  • Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

    Senior Aidan McNerney was named a 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist! He was just one of 15,000 high school students in the United States to receive this honor. Congratulations to Aidan!
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  • Pastor Charles Hyman Performs for the Cardinals

    On Friday, February 10, we welcomed Gospel singer Pastor Charles Hyman to BI who performed after Mass for our students as part of our celebration for Black History Month.
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  • Four Student-Athletes Sign to Play College Athletics

    The Cardinals celebrated four student-athletes who signed letters of intent this winter to play their respective sports in college! Congratulations to Mary Clymer, Washington College Crew, Siena Puglisi, Princeton University, Sean Regan, St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball and Sarah Wood, Army West Point Lacrosse. #AdvanceAlways #GreatToBeACardinal
    To see where previous Cardinals have competed at the next level, visit our website here.
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  • 15 Students Named to District X, All-District Band

    Congratulations to the talented 15 Bishop Ireton musicians who auditioned for and made the District X, All-District Band! 
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  • January

    Warren Gorman '23

    Warren Gorman and Lucy Jefferies awarded Alexandria Sportsman's Club January Athletes of the Month

    Congratulations to Warren Gorman (BI ‘23) and Lucy Jefferies (BI ‘23) who were named Athletes of the Month in January by Alexandria Sportsman's Club. Warren was recognized for basketball and Lucy for swim. Congratulations Warren and Lucy!
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  • BI Honors Two Faculty & Staff Members

    On the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop Ireton awarded Associate Director of Advancement Ryan Fannon (BI '89) and Computer Science teacher Mary Briody the Salesian Medal of Honor. 
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