Bishop Denis J. O Connell

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6600 Little Falls Rd

Arlington, VA 22213

(703) 237-1461

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Catholic

Student Enrollment: 1,150

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

35 Parent Reviews for Bishop Denis J. O Connell

What a mistake; not only once but twice. After our daughter begged to get out of Bishop O Connell after her second year we relented and sent her to a much better school in the area. She complained that she was not being taught by the instructors. She had to teach herself. We just didn t really believe ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/01/12

I love Bishop O'Connell and everyone I know does too. There's not a single one of my friends who wishes they could go elsewhere. At O'Connell everyone fits in! No matter what, each person has at least some friends and that's what's important. The uniforms are cute and tasteful for girls and standard ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/05/11

When I read the reviews below I wonder what kind of grudge former students/parents have to discredit a good school like O'Connell. Our son went and thrived. Great caring teachers and guidance couselors, good coaches and lots of challenging honors and AP classes. He did well in college placement exams ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/29/11

Ok, I recently just graduated from Bishop Denis J. Oconnell and dont really know where to beign about this school. First off before you even send your kid here, stop. The school is terrible and i have probably a list of 50 reasons but i will sum it down to five. 1) The academics here are an complete ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/29/11

O'connell was a great time, however I felt very unprepared for college once I graduated. I always thought the teachers and security guards were more concerned with pointing out students flaws rather than preparing us for the real world. If you are a girl or low key boy you will do fine there. The sporting ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/25/11

Does not show a Catholic environment. The atmosphere at sporting events is violent and mean. To sum up the attitude of O'Connell: Do whatever you have to to come out on top...integrity doesn't matter.

Posted by a other on 01/14/11

I couldn't be happier with my experience at O'Connell. If you are trying to decide on a school in NOVA I don't think there is a better option. O'Connell had amazing school spirit, not just for sports, but for the drama and music departments, for religion, and academics. Everyone can find a place to ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/11/10

Our son is a Junior at O'Connell and has enjoyed his time there very much. Academically: the teachers and curriculum have helped him turn from someone who hated writing, into someone who thinks surprisingly deeply and coherently, and has become a very good writer;. He has played club sports (i.e. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/01/10

I've been going to O'Connell for three years and am about to enter my Senior year there. I have never had a problem with any of my classes. If I ever needed assistance on a topic, the teachers were readily available. I was able to either meet with them before school, after school, or during my lunch ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/17/09

GREAT school !! The public school my children should attend is five minutes from my house. We drive 45 minutes to a hour to get to O'Connell and it is worth every minute and every penny. Excellent academics, phenomenal teachers, wonderful christian atmosphere, incredible competitive sports. The school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/11/09

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Arlington schools — Bishop Denis J. O Connell is located at 6600 Little Falls Rd, Arlington VA 22213. 6600 Little Falls Rd is in the 22213 ZIP code in Arlington, VA The school district for Bishop Denis J. O Connell is the Diocese Of Arlington. Bishop Denis J. O Connell is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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