The English department at Bishop McNamara High School ensures that students pursue a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, with an emphasis on the writing, reading and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered for high-achieving students.
Our elective courses offer entry points for specialized study in the humanities. Students in our journalism program have won awards in regional competitions, and published work in publications such as The Washington Post and WUSA Channel 9 News.
- Think clearly and confidently
- Communicate effectively in writing and speech
- Recognize the power and beauty of the written word
- Have an enduring appreciation for the meaning of literature in their lives
The Faculty of the English Department includes ten dedicated professional educators with a combined teaching experience of over 130 years, more than 100 of them right here at Bishop McNamara. Four teachers are BMHS alumni, a testament to our program's tradition of excellence. Our literature and professional degrees come from universities such as Dartmouth, Penn State, Marquette, University of Maryland, James Madison, Towson, The Catholic University of America, West Virginia University, and Columbia University's Teachers College..
What do Bishop McNamara students learn in their four years?