Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
School leader Antonio DeSapio
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Religious affiliation Catholic
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Bishop Blanchet is well known for its excellent, college preparatory curriculum. Students at Blanchet can plan on taking a course of study that will not only prepare them well for a college career, but also challenge them to think critically, communicate clearly, and apply their knowledge to improve the world around them. Most students go beyond the graduation requirements and take advantage of Bishop Blanchet’s numerous Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Religious
Service learning
Social justice
Technology

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
7
Music
including: Jazz band
13
AP Classes
including: German Language and Culture
5
Languages
including: Latin
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught French
German
Japanese
Latin
Spanish
AP classes offered Calculus AB
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Spanish Language and Culture
Studio Art: Drawing
United States Government and Politics
United States History

Support

14
Facilities
including: Sports Fields
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Gym
Industrial shop
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
Specific learning disabilities
English Language Learner program details BBHS provides an excellent education to all of its students and values all different kinds of learners. International students will be prepared to excel in college. As a student in the international program, this would also include one year of English Language Learner (ELL), English and English Support classes.

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 83% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

14
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
14
Boys Sports
including: Tennis
20
Clubs
including: Cooking club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Wrestling
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Literary magazine
Marching band
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools St. John School
  Assumption-St. Bridget School
  St. Matthew School
Parent involvement details The Parent Association brings Bishop Blanchet parents and guardians together to help strengthen and support the entire school community by hosting informative parent meetings, assisting in school events and encouraging families to become acquainted. Our vibrant Catholic community is based on a partnership between parents, students, teachers, administrative staff and alumni and your participation is a vital part of this partnership.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying The dignity of every individual is paramount to Christian values. Harassment or bullying of any kind is not tolerated. Staff is obligated to report to the deans when they receive complaints of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Security personnel
World languages spoken by staff French
German
Japanese
Latin
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Archdiocese of Seattle
Partner website Www.seattlearch.org
Partner Fulcrum Foundation
Partner website Www.fulcrumfoundation.org

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Submit an online application, transcripts, teacher recommendations, and sign up for placement exam.
Learn more Www.bishopblanchet.org/apply
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Recommendations
Transcript
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application submission begins 09/01/2016
Application deadline 01/09/2017
Application fee amount $30.00
Application fee waivers available? Yes
Tuition range (low) $14000
Tuition range (high) $15500
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 500
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 450
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012