Bishop Ireton: The School of Big Ideas!

We invite you to visit Alexandria’s only Catholic high school and find out all the ways we are inspiring our students to be leaders of tomorrow. Students are challenged by our rigorous, all college preparatory curriculum taught by exceptional faculty, and rooted in Salesian traditions. Through our vibrant campus ministry program, students grow in their faith and learn the value of service, preparing them to be productive, ethical citizens of the world.

Be Inspired. Be Intrigued. Be Interested. Be Involved. Be Bishop Ireton.

“BE who you are and BE that well….”  
This Salesian expression is an underlying element of our way of life at Bishop Ireton and students use it as a way to connect with our Patron Saint, Francis de Sales. So important during the high school years, our vibrant campus ministry program encourages students to become their most authentic self and not give in to peer and social pressures. Rooted in Catholic Church teachings, our students come back long after they have graduated and express appreciation for the encouragement they received as students to be true to their faith while growing as individuals.

Come and see what all the buzz is about!  You are invited to take a tour, shadow a student for a day, or come to our Open House on November 5! Come and see one of our sports teams in action or take in a show or concert this year.  Please contact our Admissions Office via email ( or by calling (703) 751-7606 for more information!