Your Admissions Path

BCHS Admissions: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learning about Bishop Connolly High School begins right here! Find all the information you need about our admissions process, placement testing, important deadlines and more.

As a college preparatory high school committed to academic excellence, we believe that a Catholic, holistic approach to education facilitates the development of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders in the 21st century. Our goal is to cultivate all students’ intellectual, creative, social, spiritual and athletic gifts. In an atmosphere of diverse ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, Bishop Connolly provides outstanding academic programs, small class sizes, enriching extracurricular activities, a safe and disciplined environment, and a sense of community and service rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Our beautiful 72-acre campus features life sciences and chemistry labs, a campus center, an auditorium with full stage and theatre seating, a gymnasium, a fitness center, athletic fields and tennis courts, a chapel, and the Paul Hamel ’71 Academic Achievement Center. Conveniently located near Rte. 24 and I-195, Bishop Connolly is an easy commute for families throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island. 

This page highlights important information for prospective families—see what our own students have to say about BCHS and learn more about Connolly’s academic curriculum, athletic and fine arts programs, and extracurricular activities. Explore all the possibilities waiting for you at Bishop Connolly High School!

Your admissions path starts here

Join us at one of our Open House events.

Sunday, October 23, 2022  /  1 – 3 pm
Thursday, November 3, 2022  /  5 – 7 pm

As you look ahead to high school, there are so many things to consider before deciding on the right choice for your child. A great first step is to explore the best options available to you, and Bishop Connolly’s Fall Open House events are designed with prospective families’ questions in mind. Visit our campus, take a guided tour with one of our student ambassadors, and learn more about Connolly’s academic curriculum, athletic and fine arts programs, and extracurricular activities. Talk with our faculty and students, ask questions, and try on a little Cougar spirit. We are looking forward to meeting you and showing you all the things we love about our school and our community!

Submit your Application online.

Apply now for Fall 2023! Please complete and submit your online application here. Our application includes parent authorization for release of academic records from the student’s current school. Bishop Connolly also welcomes applications from transfer students interested in applying for the upcoming school year. 

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See BCHS up close — schedule your private tour.

As you look ahead to high school, there are so many things to consider before deciding on the right choice for your child. A great first step is to explore the best options available to you, and Bishop Connolly’s private tours are designed with prospective families’ questions in mind. We look forward to meeting you and showing you all the things we love about our school and our community. To arrange your visit, contact our Admissions Office at 508.676.1071 x333 or jbettencourt@bchs.dfrcs.org.

Schedule a Shadow Visit.

The best way for students to truly experience the culture of our school is to spend a day here with us! Paired with a BCHS student host, students visit classes and take part in daily school activities. Contact our Admissions Office to schedule your shadow visit today!

Take the High School Placement Test.

Saturday, December 3, 2022  /  8 am
Saturday, December 10, 2022  /  8 am

Students applying to the Grade 8 LEAP Program or Grade 9 at Bishop Connolly High School are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). If you attend one of the following Catholic elementary schools, the exam will be administered at your school on Friday, December 2: Espirito Santo School, Holy Name School, Holy Trinity School, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Saint Michael School and Saint Stanislaus School. For more information, contact our Admissions Office at 508.676.1071 x333 or jbettencourt@bchs.dfrcs.org.

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meet our students

I’ve been on an honors track at Bishop Connolly since freshman year, and I was just recently introduced to AP classes. I genuinely feel like I’ve been educated in a way that allows me to be prepared for the challenges ahead. I believe Bishop Connolly has put me on a path for future success—both in college and in the career I choose to pursue.

Alyssa St. Laurent ’22

 

The most important thing I’ve learned as a Bishop Connolly athlete is to always work hard, to never settle. Also, I’ve learned to live in the moment and have fun with the entire experience. Time really does fly, so enjoy every moment and opportunity that is given to you during this journey.

Matthew Myron ’21

 

I believe the most unique thing about Connolly is the family atmosphere. The ability to succeed at Connolly and the overwhelming support of classmates, teachers and administrators has made the strongest impression on me. I have felt my self-confidence flourish because of the impact of the school and its nurturing environment.

Rachel Medeiros ’21

 

Here at Bishop Connolly, the courses are designed to prepare students for a true college experience. During my years here, I have been given the encouragement to expand my intellectual potential by taking courses at both the Honors and Advanced Placement levels.

Mateo Humphrey ’21

 

My favorite thing about Bishop Connolly athletics is the bond that I have made with both my soccer team and basketball team. I love how supportive and close everyone is. No matter how each game goes, we stick together like a family through it all.

Hannah Anselmo ’22

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