Bishop McNamara, with its award-winning team of dedicated faculty, values academic excellence for all students and is committed to providing a rigorous, diverse, and globally sensitive college-preparatory education for our students
Our STEM provides hands-on experiences & unique corporate partnerships in science, technology, engineering & multimedia.
Class of 2023 earned $28M in scholarships!
We offer one of the most extensive arts education in the Washington, DC area.
Making God known, loved, and served.
“I still remember when I completed my shadow visit at Bishop McNamara during the 8th grade. I felt welcomed by everyone - students, faculty, and staff. I could immediately see myself doing great things here and I knew I would get a great education that would prepare me for the world at large.”
Kennedy Ben, Class of 2025
“The experiences I have had at McNamara definitely improved me and made me the person I am. McNamara is like a big family – we are all different, but we are all friends and we all talk and we all share experiences. That made me more knowledgeable and a better person.”
Ava Garland, Class of 2023
“BMHS prepared me for college since my freshman year when I had to learn how to be more organized to keep up with my assignments. For four years, I had to complete homework assignments for every class, which required me to learn to balance my schedule and commitments.”
Kow Simpson, Class of 2022
alumni, harvard University student
“The growth and changes that happen in high school are essentially the same for a teenager. What is different, however, is the environment in which the teenager experiences high school, and that's where McNamara is different — here you are cared for and educated in a way that is not similar to other high schools. When you fall, we catch you. When you want to succeed, we propel you. The word that best describes our vibe is simply, love.”
Faculty, English Department Chair
"Bishop McNamara is without a doubt a superb example of an entire school community focused on making a difference and bringing out the best in each of our children. Every member of the Bishop McNamara community - from the CEO to the Principal, to the Administration, to the faculty, to the staff ensures that our children graduate as confident and competent young people poised and prepared to show the world the best of themselves every day."
Mrs. Tracye Burr Mitchell
Parent of 2 alumni, fORMER BOARD OF dIRECTORS
“I love how our students truly develop a thirst for justice. Our kids often become very active in causes that promote a greater society. In a world torn apart in so many ways, our kids truly become active, bringers of hope!”