Who We Are
Founded in 1961 as Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bishop Dunne Catholic School is a Catholic college preparatory school for sixth through twelfth grade, serving a diverse, multicultural community in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Inspiring future leaders to innovate and serve by delivering the best Catholic education to the students of North Texas.
Bishop Dunne Catholic School empowers each student to explore, inquire, lead, and serve through a college preparatory education in a joyful community of faith.
The Core Values arising from the School’s current Vision and Mission Statements are determined to be as follows:
- Encourage the development of each student’s intellect by delivering a rigorous, college preparatory academic experience
- Nurture the spiritual growth of each student by modeling Catholic morals and ethics, and promoting social justice
- Promote the growth of the whole person so students develop physically, socially, and emotionally, empowering them to mature into servant leaders
- Adopt and implement principles and practices that foster the continued growth and stewardship of the resources needed to maintain the school’s long-term operational vitality
Bishop Dunne Catholic School's four cardinal directions guide our students to explore, inquire, lead and serve.
Bishop Dunne students explore a progressive curriculum in an innovative and creative environment with Catholic morals, ethics, and a sense of Apostolic Tradition as their compass. Students develop an appreciation of their own uniqueness and value as a person, hold a high level of social and civic response, and become truly productive members of a global society. A positive and nurturing environment encourages spiritual growth and faith development; a strong extracurricular program stimulates enthusiastic spirit, the challenge of competitive sports inspires collaborative teamwork; and a commitment to the arts engenders self-expression, a love of culture, and an appreciation of beauty and joy.
As a college preparatory school, Bishop Dunne sets the highest academic standards, embracing an innovative curriculum with individualized instruction, a positive support system, and progressive technology. An academic community of inquiry inspires a love of learning, an intellectual curiosity, and the well-rounded development of all students. Students are prepared to be creative problem- solvers and discerning, independent thinkers who will succeed in college, career, and life.
Bishop Dunne is dedicated to fellowship, social justice, and community service to a multicultural community. Students are involved citizen leaders who work with honesty, excellence, and perseverance; treat people with charity, justice, and respect; and demonstrate leadership and initiative in the wider community as well as in a school setting.
Bishop Dunne provides a positive, warm, stimulating and enriching environment based on trust, responsibility, dignity, respect, grace, and integrity. We celebrate our faith and lives together and perform faithful acts of service and witness together. Our community is dedicated to social justice, human worth and dignity, and environmental conservation, promoting responsible choices and ethical principles and a commitment to what is right and good.