According to the National Association of Independent Schools, “students in coeducational settings learn better because they learn from both boys and girls. They are better critical thinkers and are more likely to be innovators in their professional lives.”

“The case for coeducation might begin,” notes education writer Pamela Haag (writing for The Washington Post) “as it does for single-sex education, with a mission. At its heart, ‘coeducation’ does not simply denote a mix of males and females. It denotes a philosophy about schooling, learning and equality.”

At Bishop Lynch High School, we believe young men and women learn better because they learn together. They succeed together. They lead together. 

Excelling in the Classroom

Last year’s valedictorian was Ashlyn Duy and the salutatorian was Catherine Cabra. Ashlyn was a National Merit Commended Scholar and he’s studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Catherine received the Rhodes College Presidential Scholarship and she is studying neuroscience at Rhodes College.

Ashlyn Duy '19 and Catherine Cabra '19

Better Prepared for College

Most students will be on a co-ed college campus, so a co-educational high school experience is the ultimate college prep. Many of the top national universities – Boston College, University of Chicago, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard College, UNC Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, Rice University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California know how prepared our young men and women are. That’s why many male and female students from the last five BL graduating classes were accepted to these outstanding institutions.

Succeeding in Athletics

Bishop Lynch High School has a proud athletic history when it comes to both men’s and women’s sports. In fact, the Class of 2019 set a new school record by having 31 student-athletes – a good mix of young men and young women – sign to play collegiate sports.
To make Friar sports even more equitable and increase the student formation opportunities available through athletics, Bishop Lynch recently hired a men’s athletic director and a women’s athletic director.

Leading on Campus

The co-captains of Bishop Lynch’s new House System are Matthew Moore and Josie Trent. These Friars are providing outstanding leadership for the House Council and the entire campus during the House System’s debut year.
“According to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, one of the Defining Characteristics of Catholic Schools is that they are accessible to all students. Bishop Lynch embraces this goal of accessibility to all students by providing an enriching co-educational experience. In addition, providing a co-educational experience is a key characteristic of our college preparatory environment and allows Bishop Lynch to be the ‘first choice’ option for an expanded number of families.”

Dr. Chad Riley
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963