About Battlefield High School

Battlefield High School opened in 2004 in the Dominion Valley area of Haymarket to serve the rapidly expanding northwestern part of Prince William County, known as the Gainesville District.

Communities Served

Broad Run, Bull Run Mountain Estates, Carterwood, Catharpin, Crossroads, Dominion Valley, Evergreen, Gainesville,  Heritage Hunt, Hopewell's Landing, Piedmont, Parks at Piedmont, Town of Haymarket, and West Market.

Special Program


Battlefield is the Center for Applied Sciences, Interactive, and Information Technology (CASIIT), an innovative program that emphasizes the use of technology and data in all jobs, in all industries, and all futures. The skills learned in the CASIIT program will help students excel in every career and every field with the depth of technology embedded in the economy. Our wide array of course offerings can prepare students for a future in computer science, information technology, interactive technology, cyber security, engineering, robotics, and sustainability.

CASIIT offers many dual enrollment opportunities and students can take courses toward earning an Associates of Science in Information Technology partnered with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Students can also earn a NOVA Database Specialist Certificate or NOVA Network Engineering Specialist Certificate.

Enrichment Programs & Extracurricular Activities

Battlefield's committed teachers regularly provide on-demand after-school enrichment, tutoring, and remediation and formalized, targeted intervention programs to meet the academic needs of identified or referred learners. Formal groups ranging from professional organizations and honor societies to impromptu teacher-student work sessions regularly provide support, scaffolding, and additional content. Our robust special and gifted education programs ensure support for the full spectrum of students.

From business groups to community service programs, Battlefield High School offers a rich tapestry of opportunities to get involved in something meaningful. Bobcat Athletics provide a full range of competitive sporting activities; our renowned arts programs afford outstanding music, art, and drama performance and participation experiences; and our CASIIT program, robotics, debate, and service organizations have been regionally, nationally, and internationally competitive and recognized.

Opportunities for Parent & Community Involvement

Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTO), Marching Band Boosters, Choral Boosters, Athletic Boosters Club, Robotics support, and the Principal's Advisory Committee, provide community members with the opportunity to integrally support and promote learning in northwestern Prince William County.

What Makes Our School Unique?

Battlefield High School logo on a wall

The motto of Battlefield High School is "Success is a Choice," and by that credo BHS has been named a PWCS School of Excellence six times.


Battlefield High School ranks 53 in Virginia and 1016 in the nation, according to The Washington Post's list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools (Challenge Index).

View information from PWCS about Schools of Excellence and from the Washington Post for a complete listing of the school rankings along with a description of how the Challenge Index is determined.
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