general information

Bright Individuals!
85% of our faculty and staff hold  advanced degrees and, on average, a Bishop Ireton teacher has more than ten years of teaching experience in the classroom.  Each day, our faculty strives to help students find their own Big Idea by preparing students through instruction and example to lead future generations. 

The dedication of our teachers fosters a learning environment characterized by challenge. Our students focus on preparing for college and take a minimum of 26.5 credit hours in order to graduate. Students can take courses in College Prep, Honors,  Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment for College Credit through Northern Virginia Community College. 
Our small student/teacher ratio of 13:1 facilitates increased individual attention on the needs of each student. Students in need of more regular support will benefit from our Academic Enrichment Program.
The following are some quick facts regarding the Class of 2017's academic successes:
  • 100% of the seniors pursued higher education immediately after graduation.
  • One National Merit Finalists on the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Five Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Three students were named National AP Scholars, 26 were named AP Scholars with Distinction, 16 were named  AP Scholars with Honor, and 39  were named AP Scholars.
  • One student was named a finalist in the National Achievement Program.
  • They averaged 1200 (out of 1600) on the SAT
Bring It!
Bishop Ireton allows students the chance to discover and nurture their passions. With 48 different sports teams, an internationally recognized wind ensemble, our award-winning theatre program and a nationally-ranked Model United nations program, there is a place for every student to shine.   Bishop Ireton has been bringing out the best in our students since 1964. Let us find your Big Idea.
Be Involved!
During their time at Bishop Ireton, students grow in their faith, learn the value of service, connect with one another and leave Bishop Ireton ready to set their most authentic selves onto any path they choose. Each year, Bishop Ireton students perform more than 20,000 hours of community service.

Be All In!
Whether your passion is academic, athletic, or something in between, you will find a home at Bishop Ireton, Alexandria’s only Catholic High School. At BI, we believe that God calls us to be ourselves and to be the best version we can possibly be every day. For us, that happens through a supportive community where we are challenged, nurtured, and inspired to grow.

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