Application Process

Application Process

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  • 1. 8th Grade HOTSPOT

    Visit our 8th grade Hotspot for more information on our school and to "meet" our Student Ambassadors!

    Do you have a student who is a current 6th, 7th, 8th grader or transfer student who wants to learn more about BBHS? Join our mailing list to get the latest BBHS News, sign your student up for their Access Pass and to ask any questions about the admissions process.  We are here for you!
    Enjoy our admissions video, read student testimonials and follow us on social media @bishopblanchet to learn more about the Bishop Blanchet community.
  • 2. HSPT Test

    All ninth grade applicants to Bishop Blanchet are required to take the HSPT.  Along with grades and teacher recommendations, the results are used for placement in English, math, and science courses. 

    The test takes approximately four hours to complete, and has Language and Math sections, and one written essay.  

    BBHS will host two test dates, registration for the tests will open in October, 2023

    Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
    Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    Students taking the HSPT at Bishop Blanchet should arrive at least 15 minutes before the test start time. Parking is available in the main parking lot and there will be signs indicating the where the check in table is located. Test takers will need their student identification, two #2 pencils, and a blue or black ink pen. Because students will be completing some demographic information, they will need to know their current mailing address with zip code. We will provide breaks and snacks.  A few weeks after taking the test, you will receive results directly from the testing company.
    To stay on top of the latest news about BBHS admissions and more, sign up for our mailing list
  • 3. Submit an Online Application

    Please submit the ONLINE APPLICATION by Thursday, January 4, 2024. Follow the directions to create an account, and then complete the application. Through your newly created admissions portal, you will then be able to forward the required forms directly to the applicant's current school. The application fee is $30 for domestic applicants and $250 for international/exchange applicants.

    Please visit our International Program Page for specific details about the international application process.
  • 4. Submit Transcript Request and Teacher Evaluation Forms

    Follow the directions in the admissions portal to forward the Confidential School Report/Transcript Request and
    Confidential Teacher Evaluation Form to the appropriate personnel at the applicant's school. 
    These forms and an official transcript from sixth, seventh, and the first half of eighth grade must be submitted by the January 5, 2022 deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the forms and transcripts have been completed and submitted by the deadline. The admissions committee will not consider incomplete applications.

2023–24 Important Dates & Deadlines

Late September 2023 - Early January 2024
Bear for a Day campus visits for 8th graders 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Open House event for prospective middle school students and families - Please RSVP.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 1:00-5:00 p.m.
High School Placement Test (HSPT) administered

Sunday, December 31, 2023
Deadline for submitting applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2024-25 school year

Thursday, January 4, 2024
9th grade application deadline for 2024-2025 school year

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Admissions decisions mailed to applicant families

Friday, February 16, 2024
Admissions decisions emailed to applicant families

Accepted students celebration - on campus

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Enrollment deadline
Please join our mailing list to stay on top of all things related to admissions and to enroll your 6th, 7th and 8th grader in our Bear Access Program for the 2022-23 school year.

Please email Mike Pierce, Director of Admissions, at with any questions.

Thank you for your interest in our school!

Transfer Student Application Process

Bishop Blanchet accepts applications from transfer students at any time during the year. Transfer students typically enroll at the beginning of the Fall semester, though we do accept students at the beginning of our second semester, in late January, as well.

We have transfer students joining our community from around the Puget Sound region. 

Transfer students do not need to take the placement exam to be considered for admission. Please complete the application and submit the Confidential School Report/Transcript Request Form and the Confidential Teacher Evaluation Form to the applicant's present school. The transfer application is considered complete when we have received the application and the recommendation and transcript from the applicant's school. Please email our Director of Admissions, Mike Pierce, at, with questions.

International & Exchange Student Application Process

Please visit our International Program page for specific details to the international application process.

Non Discrimination Policy

Bishop Blanchet High School admits students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability which can be reasonably accommodated to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability which can be reasonably accommodated in administration of its educational polices, admissions polices, financial aid programs, athletic programs or other schooladministered programs. (The definition of “reasonably accommodated” falls fully under Bishop Blanchet’s sole discretion.)

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  • Photo of Michael Pierce

    Michael Pierce 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Julie Schneider

    Julie Schneider 

    Admissions Associate

Bishop Blanchet High School

8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-527-7711
Fax: 206-527-7712
Attendance: 206-985-3750
Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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