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

School Calendar

    • WedAug24 Full Faculty Inservice
    • ThuAug25 Freshman Student/Parent Orientation
    • ThuAug25 Full Faculty Inservice
    • FriAug26 Freshman Retreat 8:00 AM to 2:50 PMFine Arts & Athletic Center ConcourseRetreat day for the Class of 2020.
    • MonAug29 Freshman Orientation Day 8:00 AM to 2:50 PMFine Arts & Athletic Center ConcourseOrientation day for the Class of 2020.
BMHS News
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Enjoy this brief video which captures a few highlights of the work that has been done this summer as well as an exciting announcement for the 2016-2017 school year.
"The Cross is our Only Hope,...amidst these tragic and horrific events, our loving and merciful God promises us life to the fullest and gives us hope for a better future."
224 members of the graduating class are honored at the Basilica of the National Shrine.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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