Overview

Bishop O'Connell High School is a Catholic coeducational community located in Arlington, Virginia.
The spiritual atmosphere is enriched by the presence of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our mission is to provide students an education rooted in the life of Christ and to foster the pursuit of excellence in the whole person.
We believe in the full development of the human person, including the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical aspects of one's being.
Commitment to academic excellence is an integral part of our identity as a Catholic school.
We believe that students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process, and when each student has appropriate opportunities for success.
We believe that student self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and faculty; that students thrive in a supportive yet stimulating climate which affirms the dignity of all persons; and that we are called to educate students of diverse economic, cultural, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
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Bishop O'Connell High School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

B+ Day
B Matriculation
A- Academics
A+ Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
C Reviews
A- Int. student mgmt

Day S. Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: Yes
Day S. Tuition: $26,665
# of Students: 1,150
Teacher:Student: 1:12%
International Student: 5%
AP Courses: 29
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 81%
SAT: 1220/1600
IB: No
#194

US Day School

Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#6 University of Chicago 1
#7 Johns Hopkins University 1
#10 Duke University 1
#12 Dartmouth College 1
#15 Washington University in St. Louis 1
#17 Cornell University 1
#18 University of Notre Dame 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#22 Emory University 1
#25 University of Michigan 1
#25 University of Southern California 1
#25 University of Virginia 1
#29 University of Florida 1
LAC #6 United States Naval Academy 1
#32 Tufts University 1
#36 Boston College 1
#41 Boston University 1
#44 Georgia Institute of Technology 1
#44 Northeastern University 1
#44 Tulane University 1
#49 University of Georgia 1
#51 Lehigh University 1
#51 Purdue University 1
#51 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
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#55 University of Miami 1
#55 University of Washington 1
#62 Syracuse University 1
#62 University of Pittsburgh 1
#62 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
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#67 University of Connecticut 1
#67 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#72 Fordham University 1
#72 North Carolina State University 1
#77 Baylor University 1
#77 Clemson University 1
#77 Michigan State University 1
#83 Gonzaga University 1
#89 Brigham Young University 1
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#89 University of Delaware 1
LAC #18 Colgate University 1
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#176 Catholic University of America 1
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LAC #37 Bucknell University 1
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University of British Columbia 1
University of Colorado Boulder 1
University of Maryland: Baltimore County 1
University of Maryland: College Park 1
University of Tennessee: Knoxville 1
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AP Courses

(Total 29)
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
Latin
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics
United States Government and Politics
United States History
Human Geography
Physics 1
Physics 2
European History
Studio Art: Drawing
German Language and Culture
Physics C: Mechanics
Comparative Government and Politics
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Sports

(Total 20)
Baseball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross Country
Dance
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Baseball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross Country
Dance
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Basketball
Diving
Ice Hockey
Swimming
Wrestling
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 52)
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY CHEMISTRY CLUB,ALTAR SERVER CLUB,ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS CLUB ,AMERICAN SIGN
RADIO AND ENGINEERING CLUB,BBQ CLUB,BACKYARD SPORTS CLUB,BAKING FOR A CAUSE,BEST BUDDIES,BIOLOGY CLU
DEU (Diversity
Equity
and Unity) STUDENT COMMITTEE
DIGITAL GAME DESIGN
DJO IMMIGRATION CLUB
DJO KNIGHTS WHO KNIT (KNITTING and CRAFTS CLUB)
DJO MADRIGALS
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY CHEMISTRY CLUB,ALTAR SERVER CLUB,ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS CLUB ,AMERICAN SIGN
RADIO AND ENGINEERING CLUB,BBQ CLUB,BACKYARD SPORTS CLUB,BAKING FOR A CAUSE,BEST BUDDIES,BIOLOGY CLU
DEU (Diversity
Equity
and Unity) STUDENT COMMITTEE
DIGITAL GAME DESIGN
DJO IMMIGRATION CLUB
DJO KNIGHTS WHO KNIT (KNITTING and CRAFTS CLUB)
DJO MADRIGALS
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
FIAT CLUB
FLUTE CHOIR
FRENCH CLUB
FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
GAME DESIGN CLUB
GAMING CLUB
GERMAN/CLUB HONOR SOCIETY
GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB
GUITAR CLUB
HABESHA ETHIOPIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
HISPANIC HERITAGE CLUB
ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB
IT’S ACADEMIC/QUIZ BOWL
KEYETTES
KNIGHTLINE DRUMLINE
KNIGHTS 4 LIFE/PRO-LIFE CLUB
KNIGHTS FOR THE NEEDY
KNIGHTS FOR TROOPS
LARGESSE
LATIN HONOR SOCIETY/LATIN CLUB
LEADERS IN NETWORKING KNIGHTS (LINK)
LIBRARY CLUB
LITTLE FLOWERS CLUB
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL CLUB
MODEL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB (MTB)
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS HONOR SOCIETY - MU ALPHA THETA
O'CONNELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ORCHESTRA CLUB
PEACE CLUB
PING PONG CLUB
PRAISE BAND
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CLUB
ROSARY CLUB
SCA (STUDENT COUNCIL ASSOCIATION) EXECUTIVE BOARD
SWING DANCE CLUB
TAYLOR SWIFT ASSOCIATION
TEENS AGAINST CANCER CLUB
YOUNG WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE CLUB
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Arts

(Total 21)
Acting
Band
Choir
Chorus
Guitar
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Piano
Singing
Acting
Band
Choir
Chorus
Guitar
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Piano
Singing
String
Symphony
Art History
Drawing
Film
Graphic Design
Photography
Textile
Video Production
Audio
Tech Theater
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1957
Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Application Info

Interview: Skype
Other Accepted Scores: SLEP
School Code:
TOEFL: 3412

Brief Reviews

(Total 4)

Detailed Reviews

(Total 0)
0.0 / 5 Overall
0.0 / 5 Academics
0.0 / 5 Campus
0.0 / 5 Student Life
0.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
0.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 1)
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Frequently Ask Questions about Bishop O'Connell High School

Tell me a bit about Bishop O'Connell High School.
Bishop O'Connell High School is Co-ed private day school located in Virginia, US. It was founded 1957 , and currently has about 1150 students, 5.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit https://www.bishopoconnell.org.
Does Bishop O'Connell High School have rigorous academic requirements?
Bishop O'Connell High School is offering 29 AP courses.

Bishop O'Connell High School also have 81% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Bishop O'Connell High School students typically go for their colleges?
In 2023, some students attended University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Dartmouth College and Washington University in St. Louis.
What is the application requirement for Bishop O'Connell High School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Bishop O'Connell High School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Bishop O'Connell High School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Bishop O'Connell High School in 2024 is $26,665, which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@bishopoconnell.org .
Where is Bishop O'Connell High School located?
Bishop O'Connell High School is located in the State of Virginia of USA. The closest major city is Washington, which is about 7 miles away from school. Most families can choose Washington Dulles International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Bishop O'Connell High School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Bishop O'Connell High School is among the most popular schools, within top 425 for all schools on FindingSchool.

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How to start with an application with Bishop O'Connell High School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Bishop O'Connell High School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Bishop O'Connell High School’s official site: https://www.bishopoconnell.org or call them at 703-237-1400.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Bishop O'Connell High School?
Yes, here are few: Congressional Schools Of Virginia, Potomac School and Trinity School At Meadow View.

The closest major city is Washington. You can find out more schools near Washington here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Bishop O'Connell High School?
The overall rating for Bishop O'Connell High School is B+.

The section ratings of Bishop O'Connell High School are:
B for Matriculation
A- for Academics
A+ for Extracurriculum
A+ for Community
C for Students and Parents reviews
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