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Bishop's School

School rating 4.8 /5 by

7607 La Jolla Blvd La Jolla CA 92037 United States
Day
7th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

Bishop's School review by . The academic program at Bishop's School is stellar. It excels in all areas--humanities, science, foreign language, performing arts. The teachers I had when I was there (which was four years ago) were wonderful for the most part, though a few of those have moved on to retirement or other schools--most notably the best English teacher. Science at Bishop's is particularly great. AP Chemistry, AP Physics and AP Biology are all top-notch, and the first two are the hardest courses at the school. There are also wonderful science electives (such as Forensics) that cater to those who want to take science,. ...

College Counseling

Bishop's School is a Stanford University feeder based on Top 30 Stanford University Feeder Schools

Bishop's sends its kids to the best colleges in the country. From the beginning, it....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I applied to Bishop's ten years ago, as a sixth grader. I took the ISEE....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The school cafeteria and food options are awesome at Bishop's. It really does not get any better. There are a multitude of options every day for lunch, from pasta bar....

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