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Our Mission, Vision and Philosophy

Our Mission

Educate hearts and minds in a dynamic, inclusive Catholic school community
rooted in the Holy Cross tradition.

Our Vision

Empowered leaders, inspired by the Gospel, transforming the world.

Our Philosophy

Bishop McNamara High School, a Catholic, Holy Cross, coeducational, college preparatory, liberal arts school provides wide-ranging and evolving curricular and co-curricular activities for students to learn and practice the Catholic faith in an inclusive and dynamic school community.  

The School integrates this faith message, rooted in the Holy Cross tradition, within all its activities by relating the Gospel to content areas, by the living example of its employees, by partnership with families, and by service to the wider world.

The Four Pillars of Holy Cross

The core of a Holy Cross education and a Bishop McNamara education is framed by the Four Pillars


Strategic Plan

Indicators of Success:

Fully embrace our Holy Cross, Catholic identity by integrating our mission and vision in all aspects of school life.

  1. Create a culture of innovation throughout the institution.
  2. Grow endowment to $5 million.
  3. Complete the La Reine Science and Innovation Center.
  4. Educate the whole person – body, mind, heart, and soul – preparing our students to thrive as balanced young adults, global citizens, and leaders with integrity, faith, and excellence.