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The 7-Year Advantage

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Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Jenny Hood
jhood@bdcs.org
214 339 6561 x4050

Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Patty Salazar-Martel
pmartel@bdcs.org
214 339 6561 x4510

Admission Assistant
Norma Echavarria
nechavarria@bdcs.org
214 339 6561 x4073

Bishop Dunne is the only Catholic school in the Dallas and Fort Worth area that offers a sixth through twelfth grade academic program. The "7-Year Advantage" allows students to begin their high school career while still in the middle school by offering them the possibility of taking accelerated and college level classes.

Attending the Bishop Dunne Middle School is a proven method of giving students an advantage in their education:

In each of the previous four years, the majority of the top ten students in the graduating class attended the Bishop Dunne Middle School;

  • In the previous three years, students who have attended the Bishop Dunne Middle School have raised over $11 million in college scholarships;
  • Bishop Dunne graduates who attended the Middle School are now studying at places such as Texas A&M, Harvard, Stanford, SMU, TCU, Yale, Georgetown, Baylor, BYU, University of Texas at Austin, Brown, and Boston College;
  • Bishop Dunne graduates who attended the Middle School take an average of 10 Advanced Placement courses;
  • Bishop Dunne graduates who attended the Middle School earned an average ACT score of 28;
  • Bishop Dunne Middle School students earn higher ITBS scores, receive fewer academic deficiencies, and achieve greater presence on the honor roll.