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.

This page highlights important information for prospective families—take a virtual tour, hear 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.

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Submit your Application online.

Apply now for Fall 2022! 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. 


Join us at one of our Open House 2021 events.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 — 1 to 3 pm
Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 5 to 8 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, 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!

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. Shadow visits begin the week of October 18. Contact our Admissions Office to schedule your shadow visit today!

Take the High School Placement Test.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 8 am
Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 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 Fall River or Taunton Catholic elementary schools, the exam will be administered at your school on Friday, December 3: Espirito Santo School, Holy Name School, Holy Trinity School, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Saint Michael School, and Saint Stanislaus School.

Note: Applicants taking the HSPT at another high school must request that their scores be sent to Bishop Connolly High School.

See BCHS up close — schedule your private tour.

Book a private tour with our Admissions Director Jo-Ann Bettencourt to see our school and learn more about everything BCHS has to offer. To arrange your visit, contact our Admissions Office today at 508.676.1071 x333 or

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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