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

Admissions Forms

The admissions team is happy to help you navigate the exciting but sometimes stressful high school application process!   Some of these documents are PDFs (Portable Document Format) and require the latest version of Adobe Reader which you can download free here.

The forms required for admission evaluation are also located in the MACCESS portal on the checklist. Create an account to gain access to the MACCESS portal.

Application for Admission

First, please create an account. Once your account is established, you will be able to submit an application through our MACCESS portal. If you are unable to submit through the online process, please contact the Admissions Office at

Record Release Form for All Students

Please print two copies of the Record Release Form. Upload one copy to the MACCESS portal, and submit a second copy to the current school. All supporting documentation must be received in order for an application to be reviewed. Parents are responsible for insuring all pertinent records are sent by stated deadlines. Most documents can be uploaded to the MACCESS portal.  

Evaluation Form

All applicants are required to submit two teacher evaluation forms, one from their current English/Reading teacher and one from their current Math teacher. In the BMHS MACCESS portal, you have the ability to send a copy of the recommendation form directly to your student's teachers.  Teachers can fill out the recommendation and then confidentially upload it to the portal. PDF copies of these recommendation forms can also be found below.
If you wish to submit other recommendations, you may use this formSt Joseph's program application requires a total of four (4) recommendations. In the BMHS MACCESS portal, you have the ability to send a copy of the recommendation directly to your student's additional references.  Recommendations may be uploaded by the reference to the portal.

HSPT Registration Form with Dates

Online registration for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) begins October 2nd.  This test is required for all incoming freshman applicants.  Please register online as soon as possible by visiting the Archdiocese of Washington website. 

St. Joseph Program Application

The St. Joseph Program is designed to provide a positive, Catholic, college-preparatory, educational and social experience for a select group of students with learning differences. Be sure to review all program information and procedures at St. Joseph Program.

Medical Forms

All medical forms are available at Magnus Health Forms are completed online or completed by the doctor and uploaded to Magnus by August 1st.

TADS Information and Instructions

Archdiocese of Washington Financial Aid information and instructions before applying online. Deadline for online-only application is December 1st.

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