Application Process

The admissions process begins on the night of our Open House which is typically scheduled within the first week of November. That evening we have a full program with an activities fair, presentations from our administrators, an introduction of our departmental chairpersons, and an opportunity to attend several break-out sessions to look deeper into any one of our ten departments on campus.  Many students are available to greet and share their experiences with you, as well as, other faculty members contributing to the evening.  We offer campus tours the night of Open House and throughout the year and also allow applicants an opportunity to shadow a current student in order to receive a taste of life on the Bishop England campus.  Once the Open House has taken place, applicants may begin applying online for the following school year.

We expect all incoming ninth and tenth grade applicants to take our Placement Test given in January each year on our campus. We begin accepting registration for the test during November and December of the previous year. There is a cost for the testing, and results will be shared with the applicants and their families.  Once testing is complete and school records are forwarded to us, our placement committee begins the task of reviewing each file to determine acceptance and level of study.  Typically first pool acceptance letters are mailed near the end of February.

For those families who contact us after our testing date in January and begin the process a bit later than others, we create a second pool of applicants with their process continuing on into March.  After March, our admissions office handles applicants on a case by case basis before the start of the next school year.

If you are interested in beginning the process for admission, please click the appropriate tab below to read further.   If you have any questions at any time throughout the process, please ask.

Bishop England’s Admissions Office is a proud member of GCAPS Greater Charleston Association of Private Schools .

9th Grade Applicants

To be enrolled, a student must be living with a custodial parent/guardian. To apply, the parent/guardian must…

  1.  Complete the online application by clicking on the button for the portal to the online application.  Be sure to click SUBMIT to send.
  2.  Complete the admissions testing at Bishop England High School; if testing dates have passed, please speak with the Director of Admissions.
  3.  Forward the following items to the Director of Admissions:
  • A recent photo of the applicant; can be sent digitally
  • If applicable, a copy of the latest psycho-educational testing to document a learning difference.
  • If applicable, a copy of any custody arrangements
  1.  Once the first semester for the current year is complete, request that the child’s current school send the following items to the Director of Admissions.  If you need the Director of Admissions to make a formal request at your child’s school, please forward the fax number/email address and to whom it needs to be addressed.

All of these items may be sent via regular mail, email attachment or by fax transmission. Each of the above processes must be completed before an application can be considered. Prospective ninth and tenth grade students are also required to take a Placement Test, administered each year in January. There is no fee for the admissions process. However, when you take the Placement Test, there will be a nonrefundable fee to take the test. Options to forward requested information are found below: Admissions Office Bishop England High School 363 Seven Farms Dr Charleston, SC 29492 OR scanned to admissions office OR faxed to 843.849.7849

Transfer Applicants

To be enrolled, a student must be living with a custodial parent/guardian. To apply, the parent/guardian must…

  1. Complete the online application by clicking on the button for the portal to the online application.  Be sure to click SUBMIT to send.
  2.  Complete the admissions testing at Bishop England High School if you are applying as sophomore; if dates have passed, please speak with the Director of Admissions.  Junior transfers will not need to test in the process.
  3. Forward the following items to the Director of Admissions:
  • A recent photo of the applicant; can be sent digitally
  • If applicable, a copy of the latest psycho-educational testing to document a learning difference.
  • If applicable, a copy of any custody arrangements

Once the first semester for the current year is complete, request that the child’s current school send the following items to the Director of Admissions.  If you need the Director of Admissions to make a formal request at your child’s school, please forward the fax number/email address and to whom it needs to be addressed.

  • An unofficial transcript from the current school which shows final scores, credits earned and work in progress
  • Completion of the BE Recommendation Form by teachers or school official:  TRANSFER STUDENT recommendation form
  • Standardized testing results for the past two to three years
  • A writing sample from the current year

All of these items may be sent via regular mail, email attachment or by fax transmission. Each of the above processes must be completed before an application can be considered. There is no fee for the admissions process. Options to forward requested information are found below: Admissions Office Bishop England High School 363 Seven Farms Dr Charleston, SC 29492 OR scanned to admissions office OR faxed to 843.849.7849

International Students

Bishop England High School enjoys a relationship with a specific company who brings international students to our campus to enhance the educational experience for the international student, as well as, our own students:  NACEL Open Door. Private School Program – Nacel Open Door works with students from South Korea, some European countries and countries in Asia and is the liaison between our high school’s admissions office and their partners. If you live in any of these locations and are interested in attending Bishop England High School, the program director, Christine Parker, may answer your questions in applying to the program.  You may apply at NACEL Open Door.