Head of School Message

Welcome to Bishop O’Connell High School – a co-educational Catholic high school in the Diocese of Arlington where tradition has been transforming the lives of young people for nearly 60 years. We continue to build on our traditions of excellence, offering a superior college-preparatory high school experience to students who seek the richness of a Catholic education as they prepare for their futures.

Grounded in our Catholic faith, we are committed to the development of the whole person in each and every student. Our pursuit of a superior experience for our students is reflected in the strength of our gifted faculty, the opportunities throughout the year for individual spiritual development, our emphasis on rigorous, student-centered learning, our growing academic partnership with Marymount University that offers dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities for our students, our innovative Global Studies Certificate Program, and our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) technology initiative.

Our commitment to excellence is also reflected in our continuing efforts to improve our facilities and our technology infrastructure. Renovations to science labs, the auditorium, and our athletic fields—as well as ongoing investments in instructional technology and the recent completion of a facilities master plan—all reflect our commitment to supporting Bishop O’Connell students now and for the next 50 years.

Bishop O’Connell truly is a place where tradition transforms. Whether you are a prospective student and family, an alum, or a legacy parent or grandparent, we hope you will take the time to visit us and learn more about all of the opportunities that await today’s students at Bishop O’Connell High School.

Thank you for your interest.

God Bless,

Joseph E. Vorbach III, Ph.D.
Class of 1983