Students become informed, formed, and transformed
throughout their Bishop McNamara education
50 Honors courses
17 Advanced Placement courses
5 Modern & Classical Languages options
S.T.E.A.M. (STEM + Arts) Programs
Bishop McNamara High School values academic excellence for all students and the School provides a challenging, diverse, and globally sensitive liberal arts curriculum where students learn to reason independently and think creatively to achieve success commensurate with ability and effort.
Bishop McNamara offers each student an individualized learning experience that meets and often exceeds the requirements for college admission or for other types of professional preparation. It does this through a dedicated faculty and more than 170 unique College-Preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement courses.
With our rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum, Bishop McNamara High School educates the minds and hearts of each and every student in a thriving, inclusive Catholic community. We make sure to provide engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities for our students beyond the classroom.
Our academic departments graduate students who are:
SKILLED CRITICAL THINKERS ♦ PROBLEM SOLVERS ♦ CREATIVE INNOVATORS ♦ COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS
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. Emily Koenick, English Teacher, Bishop McNamara High School
We foster skills to develop the minds and hearts of our life-long learners by providing access to a curriculum with a variety of course offerings that supports the creativity and curiosity of all students.
The distinguished faculty and staff of Bishop McNamara average 14 years of professional experience in their respective fields, with 64% holding advanced degrees.
Advanced Placement Courses
Whether it is Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Mathematics, Bishop McNamara provides engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities for our students beyond the classroom.
These might include internships, online courses, guest speakers, field trips or opportunities to travel abroad to experience the cultures of others.
For students seeking an even more challenging learning experience, Bishop McNamara High School offers a broad selection of honors courses that fulfill basic graduation requirements in English, history, math, and science. The School’s numerous honors courses provide a more robust level of academic rigor. Honors courses are offered in English, mathematics, science, modern & classical languages, technology, social studies, and fine arts.