Cardinal AcademicsAt Bishop, we take pride in the strength of our academic standards. Our incredible resources along with a rigorous academic curriculum, passionate and dedicated teachers who invest in our students, and an emphasis on volunteer hours and servant leadership make Bishop the exemplary college preparatory school in Santa Barbara.

We form students to be of sound mind and ethical heart, grooming them to be principled leaders at college and university. Our college matriculation rate is incredible, with 100% of our graduates attending post-secondary study at some of the top schools in the world: Notre Dame University, Columbia University, University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Duke University, and Barnard, are just a few of the notable schools that our graduates attend. With dozens of Honors and Advanced Placement courses available and a higher AP pass rate than any public high school in the area, Bishop sets the standard for academic excellence and prepares our students for success in college and beyond.

However, we believe that education goes beyond academics. It requires the formation of character by developing in the soul a joyful sense of what it means to respect others, to persevere through life’s set-backs, and to be young men and women with compassionate, merciful and empathetic hearts toward those in need.

With a welcoming warmth, we’d be delighted to have you join our Cardinal family.