β€œIn essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.”  
– Cornelius Van Neil, Microbiologist

Department Philosophy

Students work on dissection skills in the Science Lab.

The Science Department of Bishop McNamara High School believes that science is an important part of the education of our students. It is necessary that they become aware of the role that the sciences have in their lives. We believe that science courses can help teach our students to think rationally and logically, to communicate orally and in writing, to handle lab equipment with confidence, to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze data both graphically and statistically. We expect that our students will be able to apply what they are learning to their everyday problem-solving situations. We hope to inspire those with interest and ability to think of future careers in science or science-related fields. We wish our students to understand and accept their responsibility to and for the Earth, to be challenged as individuals and as members of society to choose actions which will preserve and improve their global environment.

Associated Clubs

ACE Mentor Program (Architecture, construction, and Engineering) - Mentoring high school students and inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction

Aviation ClubPromotes interest in aviation as a vocation or hobby by introducing students to all aspects of aviation

Engineering and Technology ClubSpecializes in robotics, rocketry, and LEGO building

Science and Ecology ExplorersEnvironmental and biological sciences club

Science National Honor Society - Encourages and recognizes student achievement in science courses

SCUBA Club – Junior Scientists in the SeaEngages students with a passion for diving research, engineering, and exciting hands-on activities to be able to learn what it takes to explore the ocean as well as what role they can play in maintaining it.

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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