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Welcome Bishop O'Connell High School Class of 2020.
We are glad to welcome you
and your family into the O'Connell community!


Algebra 1 Exemption Exam

Saturday, June 4 (8-10 a.m.) - This is for students who are currently enrolled in or have already completed Algebra 1. Click here for more information as well as sample problems.

World Language Exemption Exam
Please Note -
The World Language Placement test results will be sent to diocesan schools on Monday, June 6. Non-diocesan students will receive a letter in the mail by June 7.

In addition to taking the placement test, all Spanish Heritage speakers must come for an interview with Mrs. Rubio. This means that if your student attends a diocesan school, he/she will also need to come to Bishop O'Connell to take the Heritage Speakers portion of the placement test.

Non-diocesan students should also have their language teacher submit a letter of recommendation to Adriene Cunningham, Chair of World Languages, Bishop O'Connell HS, Arlington VA 22213. If you have any questions, please contact Adriene Cunningham,

Summer Reading

CLICK HERE for the 2016 Summer Reading List
Special 9th Grade Summer Reading Preview - Listen to the English department's podcast to get a preview of this summer's required reading.

FREE Summer Instrumental Music Camps

For incoming transfers and freshmen, the summer music camp gives new students a chance to meet and play music with current students, and get used to the musical life at Bishop O'Connell High School.

- Summer Strings Camp from July 25-29
- Summer Band Camp from August 1-5

The camps meet in the band room, and there is no fee charged. If you have any questions please contact Mr.Isaacson via e-mail at

Summer Courses

Click here to see our list of available summer courses. These courses are open to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Medical Forms

REQUIRED MEDICAL FORMS FOR ALL INCOMING STUDENTS - Click here for the medical forms that are required for all new incoming students to Bishop O'Connell.The deadline to submit these forms is August 1. If you have any questions regarding these forms, please contact Julie Hayden in the clinic at jhayden@bishopoconnell.orgor 703-237-1443.

SPORTS PARTICIPATION FORMS - Click here for the medical and permission forms that are required for all new incoming students interested in playing a sport at Bishop O'Connell. If you do not plan on playing a sport, you do NOT need to complete these forms. The deadline to submit these forms is August 1. If you have any questions regarding these forms, please contact Don Tillson in the athletic training office at or 703-237-1456.

All medical forms should be submitted to the Clinic. They can be faxed to 703-241-9066 or mailed to:

Bishop O'Connell Clinic
6600 Little Falls Road
Arlington, VA 22213

Carpool Form

Click here to complete the Online Carpool Form. The carpool list will be periodically emailed out.

Past session slides can be downloaded HERE.

Orientation 1
Held April 14 and April 19 (9 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.) Topics include course selection, books,uniforms, transportation, sports and the PTO.

Orientation 2
Held June 15 and June 23 (9 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.)
Topics include technology, student services and activities, Christian service program, summer assignments, and institutional advancement.

Orientation 3
Held Aug. 9 and Aug. 17 (10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.)
Topics include opening week schedule, school rules, "A Day in the Life," bell schedules and Knight Time.

Orientation 4 - Play Like a Champion Today
Held Aug. 31 (6:30 p.m.)
This is a required workshop for parents of students who plan to participate in any sport.


Saturday, Aug. 27 (Time TBD) - New Family Cookout - All freshmen and transfer students and their families are invited! Make new friends, watch a sports scrimmage and enjoy a variety of food and entertainment. Rain or shine (if it's raining, we will be inside the cafeteria).


Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 - First day of school for the class of 2020..
Students should arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. in fall uniform.


If you have questions about upcoming programs and events, please contact our main office at 703-237-1400.