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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

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Our Vision 

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

Our Mission

To educate hearts and minds in a dynamic, inclusive Catholic school community rooted

in the Holy Cross tradition.

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 core of a Holy Cross education & a Bishop McNamara education
are framed by the Four Pillars


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Meet Our Leaders


Building on our shared vocation as educators in the faith, Bishop McNamara High School’s leadership model:

  • is focused on teaching Gospel values alongside the core academic curriculum

  • is respectful and inclusive

  • embraces the idea of a global community

  • is committed to providing students with a quality education exemplified by the highest standards

Our Students are accepted to the best Colleges & Universities Worldwide

Howard University
Mount St. Mary's University
Wake Forest University
Carnegie Mellon University
North Carolina A & T State University
University of Maryland
University of Notre Dame
U.S. Air Force Academy
Towson University
University of North Carolina
University of Rochester
George Washington University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Columbia University
Coastal Carolina University
Duke University
Princeton University
Morgan State University
Ohio State University
Stetson University
Temple University
Purdue University
Tulane University of Louisiana
Vanderbilt University
Fordham University
Salisbury University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Tuskegee University
Seton Hall University
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Our work is not a human work, but God's very own.

Blessed Basil Moreau

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