Founded in 1963, Bishop Lynch High School is a college preparatory school of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Lynch is the largest co-ed private school in the state of Texas with approximately 1,010 students and sits on a beautiful 22-acre campus in East Dallas.
The school’s Dominican heritage is anchored by the four pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, community, and service.
With a vibrant campus ministry program; tailored learning levels (essentials, regular, honors, and Advanced Placement); the BL House System to increase pastoral care, student leadership opportunities and mentorship; and a new Christian service program, Bishop Lynch continues to deliver on its mission.
Bishop Lynch’s tagline is Believing. Belonging., and BL has worked to create a culture of belonging on campus with the BL Belonging Board, Dine & Dialogue programs and dialogue training for students, faculty and staff.
We Are Bishop Lynch
In the early sixties, on the far eastern side of Dallas, a few enterprising parish pastors and parents founded a high school intended to serve a wide diversity of children – budding scholars and those with learning differences, athletes and thespians. All who sought truth and knowledge were welcomed. From this early vision has grown a truly outstanding Catholic educational institution. Twice awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence, Bishop Lynch High School now stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best private schools serving the youth of Dallas and its suburban communities.
In 1962, construction began on the high school. Located at 9750 Ferguson Road at Peavy, Bishop Lynch High School included four wings: the girls’ division; the boys’ division; the science laboratories; and the administration offices, gymnasium, and cafeteria. The 22-acre campus also allowed room for expansion to include two athletic fields. Staffed and administered by Dominican priests and sisters from 1963 to 1982, classes began in the fall of 1963 with 365 freshman and sophomores enrolled, construction of the plant continued. On Sunday, December 20, 1964, Bishop T.K. Gorman officiated at the dedication ceremony. In May of 1966, the first senior class of 103 students was graduated. In 1969, Roffino Stadium was completed, fulfilling a dream that began with the opening of the school.
Our journey began with a mission - a mission of creating an educational institution that would not only prepare students for academic success but also nurture their spiritual development and instill values that would guide them throughout their lives.