Who We Are

Founded in 1901 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.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

Bishop Dunne Catholic School empowers each student to explore, inquire, lead, and serve through a college preparatory education in a joyful community of faith.


Cornerstone Philosophy

Bishop Dunne Catholic School is a contemporary school of choice grounded in the charisms of the school’s founding orders, the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. A value-based college preparatory curriculum combines an individualized academic program with innovative, technology-driven instruction, extracurricular opportunities, and social responsibility, producing students driven to achieve in an inclusive state-of-the-art learning environment.

Cardinal Directions

Our 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.