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


Students become informed, formed, and transformed
throughout their Bishop McNamara education

Our rigorous academic curriculum includes more than 190+ courses, 50 Honors, 17 Advanced Placement, Online Courses, 5 Modern & Classical Languages,
and S.T.E.A.M. Programs

Academic Excellence

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.

BMHS students are creating insect repellent soap in Chemistry lab

Our academic departments graduate students who are:



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Teacher Mr. Charles Shryock takes a minute with graduating seniors

College-Preparatory Courses

College-Preparatory courses at Bishop McNamara High School help students meet the rigorous scholastic requirements for entry into colleges and universities. College-Preparatory courses may have an increased quantity of classwork, and expectations to achieve are at a higher level. These courses are particularly appropriate for providing the academic background needed for success in college or university degree programs.

Our Students are accepted to the best, most competitive Colleges and 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

Dedicated Faculty

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.

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Advanced Placement Courses

Bishop McNamara Advanced Placement program offers rigorous college-level curricula and assessments to students in high school. Advanced Placement courses are offered in English language, English literature, calculus, statistics, computer programming, psychology, chemistry, biology, physics, French, Spanish, U.S. history and European history. Advanced Placement courses are also offered in music theory, Latin Vergil, Latin Poetry, and modern & classical language literature. For more information, go to Advanced Placement Program.

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.

Robotics Class visits Deloitte to experience digital reality
Students learning advanced lab skills and problem solving in Chemistry

Honors Courses

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.