Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School is a unique community of inquisitive students, gifted teachers, dedicated staff and generous clergy who come from across the cities of south Hampton Roads. Students come from the Catholic schools of Christ the King, St. Gregory the Great, St. John the Apostle, St. Matthew, St. Patrick, St. Pius X, and Star of the Sea as well as the public schools of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach and other schools in the area. Additionally, a large number of international students are counted among the student body coming from a diverse group of countries from no less than four continents. Every parish in south Hampton Roads is represented in the student body.
Based firmly on Catholic tradition, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School is dedicated to nurturing the intellect, shaping character and forming Christian values. Although approximately 80 percent of the student body is Catholic, various other Christian denominations are represented along with students of the Islamic and Jewish faiths. Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Methodist clergy have selected Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School for their children. Tolerance and respect are threads woven through all four years of a student’s life at Bishop Sullivan and are cornerstones of the school community.
Admission to the rigorous college preparatory program at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School is a selective process based on entrance examination and previous academic performance. Students represent the major cities of southside Hampton Roads -- Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk.
The student body is composed of young men and women from varied socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. As a Catholic school, Bishop Sullivan strives to serve the entire community of south Hampton Roads. Realizing that cost is a concern in the decision of many parents, nearly half a million dollars is distributed annually in scholarships and financial aid. Funds in support of this effort come from a wide variety of sources, including local parishes, the diocese, the faculty, parents and friends, and the Bishop Sullivan Foundation.