The 2020-2021 application will be available on October 1 and the application deadline is February 1, 2020. We strongly encourage the submission of all application materials in advance of that date. Interviews will be scheduled once the online application has been received. Recommendations, testing and transcripts are not required to be submitted prior to the online application. Applications received past the deadline will be considered on a late, space-available basis.
 
For more information, please email Sarah Liles or call her at (858) 875-0826.

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Submit Application

    Submit an online application (parent completes first section and student completes second section). There is an application fee of $100 ($50 if you are applying for financial aid). The 2020-2021 application will be available October 1.
  • Step 2: Complete Interview

    Once the online application has been submitted and processed, the Admissions office will call you to arrange an interview. The entire file does not need to be complete before scheduling the interview.
  • Step 3: Request Transcript and Recommendations

    Print transcript request and three confidential recommendation forms (administratorEnglishmath), sign and submit to your school. 

    • All parents/legal guardians must sign the recommendation forms. 
    • Please ask your student’s teachers and school administrator to read the instructions and send the confidential recommendations directly to Bishop’s (mailing address, email address and fax number are detailed on the recommendation forms). We cannot accept recommendations delivered by parents.
    • If your child has the same teacher for math and English, please have that teacher complete a separate form for each subject.
  • Step 4: Register for Standardized Testing

    Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) a minimum of three weeks prior to the test date. Applicants must sit for the exam no later than February 2, 2020.
    • ISEE Registration can be found at www.iseetest.org. The Bishop’s ISEE Code is 051330.
    • If you do not have access to the ISEE (overseas applicant or special circumstance), you may register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). Registration can be found at www.ssat.org. The Bishop’s SSAT School Code is 1647.
  • Step 5: Submit Financial Aid Application (If Appropriate)

    If appropriate, submit a financial aid application. Applications for financial aid must be submitted by February 1, 2020. The financial aid application process is separate from the admissions application. Click here for more information.

Application FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • When should I apply?

    A. By submitting an application well in advance of the deadline, we are better able to accommodate preferred interview dates.
  • Should I wait until after the ISEE or SSAT Test?

    A. No. We recommend taking the ISEE or SSAT in December or January, after a student has completed their fall semester. Families should start the application process by taking a tour and submitting the application in the early to late fall.
  • How will I know when you have received recommendations, transcripts and test results?

    A. Once you submit the application, you will find a checklist in the application portal where you can monitor the receipt of supplemental documents. Please allow the Admissions office 2-3 business days for items to appear as completed on your checklist. Do not worry if an item is not checked off your checklist, especially during our busy admissions season; if any materials are missing from your file, we will notify you.
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.