Academic Departments

The academic departments at Bishop McNamara High School are designed to graduate students who are skilled critical thinkers, problem solvers, creative innovators, and collaborative learners. We foster these skills of developing the minds and hearts of our life-long learners by providing access to a curriculum with a variety of course offerings that will support the creativity and curiosity of all students. Our rigorous academic curriculum includes 163 courses of which 50 are honors and 17 are Advanced Placement (AP). In addition, our students are enriched with unique opportunities to learn beyond the classroom by traveling abroad to experience the life and learning of other cultures.

The following are the Bishop McNamara Academic departments: English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Modern & Classical Language, Physical Education & Health, Science & Technology, Social Studies, and Theology, as well as the St. Joseph Program for students with Learning Differences.

For more information on each department, select from the list in the navigation menu to the left.


Educators must by guided always by the sentiments of a heart filled with compassionate goodness.

-- Blessed Father Basil Moreau

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Join us for our Spring Concerts featuring the talented musicians here at Bishop McNamara Fine Arts Music Program.
Congratulations to Eight Mustang Musicians, who were selected to be members of The Catholic University of America Wind Ensemble for the Spring 2016 Semester.
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2016, the Bishop McNamara community was honored to have UM Planetary Ice Expert Dr. Lampkin speak on How Big Ice Controls Climate and Energy (here and on other planets).
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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