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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,310
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
$36,340
From The Bishop's School

Drawing from over 65 zip codes, The Bishop’s School is a dynamic learning community on an 11-acre campus in La Jolla. San Diego’s only independent middle and high school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, Bishop’s is an intentionally pluralistic and inclusive community where students come from more than 70 schools representing diverse religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Forty-eight percent of students self-identify as people of color; 20 percent receive more than $3.5 million in financial aid. We have 72 sports teams, 40 performing arts shows in dance, theater, choral and instrumental music and visual arts options from photography to animation and more. Classrooms are designed for interaction and conversation rather than lecture. The aim of a Bishop’s education: develop students who are kind, independent thinkers, of healthy mind and body; who seek social justice, are problem-solvers and risk takers. Come see how we learn. Come see how we live.

The Bishop's School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1410
178 responses
Average ACT
32
110 responses

Creative Sciences - Cross-Curricular Collaboration

Bishop’s Center for the Creative Sciences serves as a think-tank for STEAM and interdisciplinary education. Large and small-scale 3D printers, a laser cutter and a CNC router are available in our maker space to help students create, make and innovate. Every department on campus uses the Center to design and create materials for classwork, classrooms, props for theater productions and more!

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
  • Bish Bowl
    53%
  • Blessing of the Animals
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • not really an event/traditions person
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    800
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $145,677
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,537
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,501,000
    National
    $184,700

    The Bishop's School Reviews

    76 reviews
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    Bishop's is a good place for self-motivated people to take advantage of the variety of resources. With the Center for Creative Sciences, access to the Adobe suite, and other opportunities, it is easy to discover activities that aren't usually available to high schoolers. There is a campus attitude of pressure to do well, which can be benign if families and students are on the same page of being proud of themselves for their effort vs. always trying to "catch up" with everyone else. For anyone considering going to Bishop's, my advice is to not psych yourself out of a class because a teacher won't give you an A; first of all, that usually isn't true - you just have to put in more effort. Secondly, my favorite classes were the higher level ones in the English and STEM departments (except comp. science). In short, Bishop's is a great place for people who aren't afraid to try new things and take advantage of available resources!
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    My experience at the Bishop's School has overall been very positive. It's a very academically challenging institution, and it has been very difficult for me at times, but I believe that has only made me more prepared for college. My least favorite thing about the Bishop's School is that I've noticed at times students and teachers here have an attitude of being superior or somehow better, and it makes the school environment kind of distant from the rest of the world. I've made great friends here, and my teachers have all been wonderful, knowledgable, and engaging.
    One thing I love about The Bishop's School is the relationship between teachers and students. Teachers are seemingly always available to help out. Between the students there is also a healthy competition that drives us to make ourselves and each other better. One thing that I would change about Bishop's is the school spirit, we always seem to have a mediocre turnout to things like basketball and football games. Other than that I love attending The Bishop's School.