Bishop Brady offers the opportunity to further your education with its new Post-Graduate Program. A PG year has become an increasingly popular option for students over the years. Our unique program provides rigorous academics, numerous extracurricular activities, and college preparation while also allowing students to mature in our welcoming community.
Bishop Brady offers rolling admissions decisions to Postgraduate applicants. Once an application and supporting materials have been submitted and received, we will review the file and provide notification of a decision.
- Records Release Form (please download and complete electronically or by hand)
- Statement of Intent: email a short essay detailing why you are seeking a PG year to Sean Racine, Director of Admissions, at email@example.com.
- Optional: Testing
- Optional: Interview
Cost of Attendance
Tuition for a post-graduate year is dependent upon the number of classes taken per semester.
To receive a “Post Graduate Certificate” from Bishop Brady High School, students must enroll in at least four credits with one credit in English, a half credit of theology, one credit in a STEM selection, and 1.5 credits of electives. Students may enroll in more coursework and may propose internships and independent studies if desired.
Students enrolling in 6-7 courses: $9,000
Students enrolling in 4-5 courses: $7,500
Students enrolling in 2-3 courses: $5,500
Who Benefits from a PG Year?
A PG year can be a great option for a variety of students and situations. Some common examples include:
Students who are academic late-bloomers. A PG year can allow students to build stronger foundations in the classroom before taking the college leap.
Students looking to mature and grow. While going straight from high school to college is the more traditional approach, some students are not quite ready to take this step. Another year before college can be spent maturing physically, academically, and socially.
Students who experienced hardship in high school. There are many circumstances that can impact a student’s high school career (such as illness or a family death). The COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example of an unexpected interruption. A PG year allows this type of student to bounce back and experience success.
Students with dreams of playing sports in college. It can be beneficial on the mind and the body to take a PG year. Students can engage in community-based sports (club and travel teams, Junior Hockey), physical training, and academic preparation to grow stronger in and out of the classroom. This growth can result in being recruited and balancing the demands of a college student-athlete.
Students looking to find the right fit. Many students finish high school not knowing what to do next. A PG year can offer the ability to engage in extracurriculars, service work, and internship opportunities in the hopes of igniting a spark and a passion. School counselors can also provide more focus toward collegiate and career pathways.
- 14 Advanced Placement courses and 12 Dual-Enrollment offerings to advance your academic profile
- 30+ clubs, community service, and local internship opportunities to build a well-rounded profile
- School counselors who can assist you with your college search and decision process
- Faculty and staff dedicated to your academic, physical, social, and spiritual growth
- Host family network, offering the ability to live away from home while still having a safety net
- Affordable tuition that is a fraction of the cost compared to PG programs at independent boarding schools