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BL Experience

We believe students’ lives are enriched by engaging in challenges, opportunities and exploration far beyond the classroom. 

When asked to describe Bishop Lynch High School, students use the words “welcoming,” “family” and “opportunity.” That is a reflection of Bishop Lynch High School’s vibrant and connected campus life where nearly 90 percent of students are involved in some type of extracurricular activity.  

Clubs & Activities

clubs & activities

Bishop Lynch High School has more than 60 clubs and organizations on campus to fit nearly every interest. Students are encouraged to start their own clubs too!  


House System

eight houses. one home.

Now in its fourth year of implementation, the BL House System provides increased student engagement, leadership opportunities, mentorship, camaraderie, and friendly competition on campus. Each student is a member of both a house and a mentor group at Bishop Lynch, and the groups meet regularly each week so freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors can learn from one another and grow together in faith, fellowship and fun. 




With more than 100 state championships, Bishop Lynch High School has a proud tradition of sports excellence marked by an overall focus on student formation. Bishop Lynch offers 18 sports programs with outstanding coaches, facilities and Friar fans, and BL is proud to provide accessibility to sports that gives student-athletes a path to be multi-sport high school athletes.Link

Fine Arts

fine arts

Bishop Lynch High School has a highly acclaimed fine arts department, including 30 courses in visual and performing arts. With play and musical performances in BL’s state-of-the-art McGonigle Theater, a choir that travels internationally and lauded band, dance, drawing, photography, sculpture, technical theater, and so much more, students can hone their artistic expression, get expert training and enjoy the spotlight. 


Faith Life

Faith Life

Faith life is an integral part of a student’s formation at Bishop Lynch High School. From morning prayer, all-school Mass and Reconciliation during lunches to theology classes and a robust house chaplain network, our campus ministry program – and our St. Catherine of Siena Chapel – is at the very heart of campus.




Bishop Lynch High School’s mission is rooted in service. From our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service to our pledge to work for justice in the world, giving back is a big part of each Friar’s total formational experience.


Our Traditions 

Friar Week

Held at the beginning of the school year, Friar Week is a school-wide celebration featuring themed costume days and the first pep rally of the year! 



BL knows how to do Homecoming right! From themed costume days, mums and garters, a spirit basket exchange, the crowning of a Homecoming king and queen, the big football game, and the Homecoming dance, there are plenty of memories made during Homecoming Week. There is also an annual alumni party and class reunions held that weekend.  

Pep Rallies

The Friar spirit is off the charts at fall pep rallies. From band, brigade and cheer performances to fun games, football team remarks and the awarding of the coveted spirit stick, BL pep rallies showcase Friar pride (and high decibel meters). 

Grade Level Retreats

Every year, each grade level participates in a daylong class retreat to promote faith, fellowship and fun. The senior retreat is held off-site at a conference retreat facility. 

Freshman Rally

Held in April prior to freshman year, this is an incoming freshman’s introduction to BL student life where they get acquainted with their house and fellow classmates and learn about being a Friar.  

Junior Ring Ceremony 

Held in May, this BL tradition welcomes rising seniors as the new leaders on campus. Student rings are blessed and presented to the new blue shirt-clad students. 

Senior Uniforms 

Starting with the Junior Ring Ceremony, seniors are allowed to wear a blue or yellow oxford shirt as part of their uniform to signify their senior status. 

Power Puff 

The spring flag football tournament in Roffino Stadium is an annual favorite. 


Senior Shirts and Skirts 

On the last two school days of a senior’s Bishop Lynch journey, students sign one another’s blue oxford shirts and girls wear decorated uniform skirts that reflect their college choice.  


The junior/senior prom is held at either the Perot Museum of Nature and Science or Union Station in downtown Dallas and features dinner, dancing and the crowning of the prom king and queen. 

Senior Dinner

Seniors are treated to a themed dinner and special entertainment to celebrate their upcoming graduation.  

Senior Sendoff

Prior to graduation, seniors gather in Roffino Stadium for dinner and a movie under the stars. 

Holiday Sweaters/PJs

The Christmas spirit is infectious at Bishop Lynch. The halls – and the students – are decked out in their holiday finest (ugly Christmas sweaters and pjs, that is).