Application Process

We are still accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Please note that we do not accept senior transfers. Contact the admissions office (703-237-1433 or to see if spaces exist before applying.

If you are applying to the Muller Center please remember to submit a copy of testing documents and IEP/SAP.

Once you submit an application($50), an electronic checklist will appear that shows what items have been submitted and what items are still missing.

9th Grade Applicants

Choosing a high school can be a challenging decision. We hope that as you take time to review what we have to offer at Bishop O'Connell you will choose to apply for admission.

Every year we work with eighth graders from over 80 different schools. The application process varies whether you are applying from a school in the Diocese of Arlington, another private school, home schooling, or a public school.

Students applying to 9th grade will need to submit the following:

Students applying to the Muller Center will also need to submit:

These items can be mailed, faxed or submitted via email to the Admissions Office.

Admissions Office
6600 Little Falls Road
Arlington, VA 22213

Phone: 703-237-1433
Fax: 703-241-4297

Transfer Applicants

Bishop O'Connell accepts transfer students looking for 10th or 11th grade. We do not accept senior transfers. We also do not allow students to repeat or re-classify at Bishop O'Connell.

Please contact the Admissions office before applying to ensure that space is still available.

Students applying to 10th grade will need to submit the following:

Students applying to 11th grade will need to submit the following:

Students applying to the Muller Center will also need to submit:

International Students

Bishop O'Connell High School welcomes students from around the world. We currently have students enrolled from China, Mongolia, France, Japan, Korea and Ethiopia.

In addition to the regular application for admission, international students must submit a TOEFL score. Our minimum score required is 50 and our testing center code is 3412.

Bishop O'Connell does not offer any ESL courses and students are expected to be proficient in English when they begin school.

Students from China or Korea must contact the Cambridge Institute to begin the application process. They can be contacted at

International students must contact the Admissions Office prior to applying.

International students from other countries must submit:
1. Online Application
2. TOEFL Scores
3. Two years worth of Transcripts

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Office or 703-237-1433.

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Meet Our Graduates

I have developed not only as a student, but as an artist, thinker, and professional. The environment present at O'Connell is unparalleled in its conduciveness to individual development and I would have neither the ambition nor the knowledge to pursue what I now do.

- Jake V. '16
(University of Virginia)