Bishop Kearney High School

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $10,000 — $15,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation


  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    TOEFL and University Preparation, English for Young Learners (ages 10-17), Advanced Placement Courses

  • Setting


  • Type of Housing


  • Test Scores

    Duolingo: 80+, Cambridge English: 155+, IELTS: Band 4.5+, TOEFL: 55+

  • Social Media

Bishop Kearney High School | A Golisano Education Partner


Bishop Kearney High School is a private Catholic school situatied on 42 acres in the Town of Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY. We have a lower school (grades 6-8) and an upper school (grades 9-12). Since its opening in 1962, the mission of Bishop Kearney has been to empower young men and women to reach their full potential - academically, socially, and spiritually - by providing a college preparatory, values-based, Catholic education in a student-centered family atmosphere, in keeping with the tradition of the Christian Brothers.  


Bishop Kearney is the most culturally, ethnically, and geographically diverse school in our area.  We are proud that our student body is a real reflection of the larger community.  In 2019 our student body represented 12 countries, 17 US States, and 16 local school districts.


Here at Bishop Kearney, we have a dedicated office for our international students. Our International Program Director supports students in a variety of ways. This includes orientations and monthly meetings, international student advising, and college search support. There is ongoing communication with parents and partner agencies. Additionally, the International Office organizes team building activities, field trips, college visits, and social outings throughout the year. Our annual day trip to Niagara Falls, USA is always a hit!


4 Houses, 1 Family

The House System

At Bishop Kearney, we are a family.  One way we promote the feeling of connectedness and family is through the house system. Students are divided into four houses. Each house has mentor teachers that mentor small groups of students to support them academically, socially and spiritually.  The four houses compete annually for the House Cup through a variety of competitions that highlight the strengths of all students. 




Bishop Kearney’s College Prep curriculum exceeds state and national standards. In addition to offering an array of Advanced Placement courses, students can focus on a Major Area of Interest.  We have elective sequences in the sciences, fine arts, business, and media & communications.  Our TV Broadcasting and Social Media & Podcasting classes are student favorites!  

With a one-to-one laptop program our students have access to technologies that allow them to focus on important 21st century skills such as: Digital-Age Literacy, Inventive thinking, Effective Communication, and High Productivity.  With a modified block schedule students have more time to become actively engaged in their own learning with a positively impressive success rate.

Support for all students

At Bishop Kearney we believe in providing opportunities for all levels of ability. Our school offers a variety of support services including: ESL/ESOL, Academic Intervention, Literacy Support, Tutoring, and SAT and TOEFL test prep.  While you must have a basic level of English to attend Bishop Kearney, we do consider students with lower test scores because we can offer you support.  Please contact us to see if Bishop Kearney is a good fit for you!


Home Stays

International Students at Bishop Kearney have the opportunity to live with local American families. Families provide students with a safe and comfortable place to live and study while here in the US. Families are hand chosen, background checked, and matched with students who will fit into their lifestyle.  Living with a host family provides students with many opportunities, especially the chance to develop English skills! Boarding options are available, but extremely limited. 

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Bishop Kearney High School

Bishop Kearney High School
125 Kings Highway South
Rochester NY 14617
P: 5853424000
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • College credit courses
  • College Writing
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Homestay Programs
  • Leadership
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • STEM
  • Video and Audio Production
English Programs
  • English for Young Learners (ages 10-17)
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • TOEFL and University Preparation