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Bishop's School

School rating 4.9 / 5 by

7607 La Jolla Blvd La Jolla CA 92037 United States
Boarding
None to None
Day
7th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Bishop's School has amazing science college prep education. very firm foundation in biology, chemistry and astronomy/physics for my college education. Also amazing English/journalism courses. Latin is extremely strong, and the arts are amazing as well. the school definitely emphasizes whole-idea learning, and teaches students' ability to think on own and learn how to teach themselves new material for the future. I learned valuable note-taking techniques and study skills, as well as how to think "outside the box" and bring together all the different subjects and skills I learned to help me in the future with new material.

College Counseling

College counselors are very proficient. they care individually about each student. colleges are....

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

The ISEE and OTIS tests are required for admission to The Bishop's School for 7th....

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. Do not 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 transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Quality of Life is amazing. Located in La Jolla, CA the campus is beautiful, right on the water, and students regularly go down to the beach to hang out or relax after a day of class. There is traffic getting to school in the morning, and a lot of students to commute a long ways for their education, but there are usually carpools, and the bus system generally goes everywhere in San Diego country to help students get to and from school. There is a morning bus schedule, an early afternoon schedule, and a late afternoon schedule for those who....

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