about bishop ireton

Bishop Ireton, a co-educational, college preparatory high school located in historic Alexandra, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in Catholic tradition in 1964.

The notable quote from our Patron Saint, Francis De Sales, “Be who you are and be that well” is at the core of Bishop Ireton's extraordinary mission and values which is rooted Salesian spiritual tradition. The school offers a challenging academic environment and outstanding quality of student life,  in academics and co-curricular activities,  and campus ministry.  We have with a strong focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses, critical writing across the disciplines, and fine arts. The spirit of community service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Bishop Ireton’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college - often to the most prestigious universities.

Together with families, Bishop Ireton provides students with the foundation and relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary and ethical leaders in an ever-changing world. 

Serving students in Grades 9-12, Bishop Ireton is one of four Catholic High School's in the Diocese of Arlington and is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and AdvancED. 

Bishop Ireton