A Guide to Admissions

Admissions Process

Interested in applying to Bishop Connolly High School? Our Admissions process is easy, and our Admissions Office is here to guide you every step of the way.

Join us at one of our Open House events.

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!

Spend a Day with us.

While our Open House events will give you a comprehensive overview of Bishop Connolly, the perfect way to truly experience the culture of our school firsthand is for your student to spend some time with us. Paired with one of our student shadow hosts, your son or daughter will visit classes and take part in some special activities throughout the day.

You may schedule a Connolly Day visit by calling our Office of Admissions. When shadowing, please arrive at the Main Office by 7:45 a.m. Students may dress comfortably (no jeans, shorts, tank tops or crop tops, please). Lunch is on us, but students are welcome to bring their own if preferred. Bishop Connolly provides each visiting student with a lunch pass to the cafeteria, but feel free to bring money for the snack machines and our Cougar Café. Visiting students may be picked up in BCHS’s Main Office at 2 p.m.

Submit your Application.

Your application for admission to Bishop Connolly High School should include:

  • Application for Admission form to be completed by parent(s)/guardian
    You may submit your application online or download an application form here.
  • School Recommendation form to be completed by your child’s current school
    Please download a school recommendation form here. Along with this form, your child’s school must provide a transcript of your child’s grades and a copy of his/her standardized test scores.

You also may request an application packet by calling the BCHS Office of Admissions at 508.676.1071 x 333. Completed applications may be mailed to: Office of Admissions, Bishop Connolly High School, 373 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Take the High School Placement Test.

Students applying to Bishop Connolly High School are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Exam dates are scheduled throughout the fall and winter months, and pre-registration is not required. The exam fee is $20 and may be paid the day of the exam; calculators are not permitted. Students taking the HSPT at another high school must be sure to request that their scores be sent to Bishop Connolly High School. Any student who is unable to attend one of our scheduled placement exam dates may make arrangements to take the HSPT by contacting our Office of Admissions.

Bishop Connolly accepts students on a rolling admissions basis. However, we highly encourage applicants to complete and submit their applications as early as possible.

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