Bishop Ireton High School is a Roman Catholic high school located in Alexandria, Virginia, less than one mile from Old Town Alexandria. The school was founded in 1964 by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, and named in honor of Peter Leo Ireton, Bishop of Richmond from 1945 to 1958. The school originally admitted only male students. Bishop Ireton, more commonly known as "BI" or simply "Ireton", became coeducational in 1990 after the closing of sister school, St. Mary's Academy. In 2008, the Oblates withdrew their presence from Ireton and the school is now managed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington.

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  • Bishop Ireton High School is a Roman Catholic high school located in Alexandria, Virginia, less than one mile from Old Town Alexandria. The school was founded in 1964 by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, and named in honor of Peter Leo Ireton, Bishop of Richmond from 1945 to 1958. The school originally admitted only male students. Bishop Ireton, more commonly known as "BI" or simply "Ireton", became coeducational in 1990 after the closing of sister school, St. Mary's Academy. In 2008, the Oblates withdrew their presence from Ireton and the school is now managed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington. The patron of Bishop Ireton High School is St. Francis de Sales, a 16th Century apologist and writer of mystical theology, a Doctor of the Church, and patron saint of writers and journalists. As a Salesian community of learning, Bishop Ireton is dedicated to the intellectual and spiritual formation of young men and women, challenging them to Advance Always in scholarship, service, and in the love of God and one another. The school is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association and AdvancED. The school offers a challenging academic environment along with an outstanding quality of student life. Bishop Ireton has a strong focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses, critical writing across the disciplines, fine arts, and athletics. A charitable spirit rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ, church doctrine and sacraments, and Salesian pedagogy is at the core of the school's identity. Bishop Ireton's top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty and staff, who take great pride in witnessing every graduate head to college. Graduates attend some of the most prestigious universities, colleges, and service academies nationally and across the globe. Recent graduates have attended: Boston College, William and Mary, MIT, University of Virginia, The University of Edinburgh, UPENN, UC Berkeley, University of Toronto, Yale, George Washington University, Princeton, CalTech, U.S. Naval Academy, The Catholic University of America, Johns Hopkins, La Salle University, U.S. Coastguard Academy, Belmont Abbey, Virginia Tech, University of Manchester, Duke, Loyola Chicago, De Sales University, Drexel, UMASS Amherst, Fordham, U.S. Air Force Academy, American University, Saint Joseph's University. (en)
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  • Bishop Ireton High School is a Roman Catholic high school located in Alexandria, Virginia, less than one mile from Old Town Alexandria. The school was founded in 1964 by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, and named in honor of Peter Leo Ireton, Bishop of Richmond from 1945 to 1958. The school originally admitted only male students. Bishop Ireton, more commonly known as "BI" or simply "Ireton", became coeducational in 1990 after the closing of sister school, St. Mary's Academy. In 2008, the Oblates withdrew their presence from Ireton and the school is now managed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington. (en)
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