Welcome to Bishop McNamara High School, Home of the Mighty Mustangs, housed on a beautiful 14 acre campus with opportunities abound. With over 50 years of educating the hearts and minds of young people, our school is located just south of the Nation's Capital, Washington,D.C., north of Joint Base Andrews, and west of the Prince George's County seat, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Bishop McNamara High School strives to provide a world-class, innovative, and college preparatory educational experience that cultivates spiritual, emotional, and academic growth for all students.
Each year, Bishop McNamara offers more than $750,000 in financial aid to more than 50% of our student body. Financial Aid is granted based on financial need, while scholarships are awarded primarily based on merit or specific academic requirements.
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.
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 the ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM webpage.
Currently Bishop McNamara High School does not participate in dual enrollment with other schools.
Bishop McNamara High School strives to maintain a proud tradition in athletics. We expect our athletes, coaches, and fans to represent the student body and the Bishop McNamara community by displaying the highest standards of sportsmanship and self-discipline.
Creativity and self-expression are essential components of a Bishop McNamara Fine Arts education. Our Fine Arts programs are uniquely placed in both the school's academic and co-curricular life. We offer courses and performance opportunities in Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theatre, Speech, and Visual Arts. The Fine Arts curriculum is designed to awaken and challenge every student's desire to create. Our Fine Arts department is guided by practicing artists who all share a love, passion, and vocation to teach.
The Fine Arts Department at Bishop McNamara offers one of the most extensive arts educations in the Washington, DC area. Our large musical ensembles, intimate dance classes, theatrical productions, and art studio offer comfortable, rewarding, fun, yet challenging environments for all participating students. We encourage the growth and success of the students. One credit of Fine Arts is required for graduation. Performance-based courses may require additional fees and/or fundraising.
Bishop McNamara High School clubs and organizations are student-based school organizations, consisting of administration-approved organizations functioning with a myriad of interests and functionality.
Each club or organization is composed of students with adults (usually Faculty, Staff, or an alumni volunteer) as advising figures to maintain the functionality of clubs.
BMHS has over 50 clubs and organizations at school
Clubs & Organizations range from honor societies, technical teams, specials interest groups, and service organizations
Extra-curricular activities provide students with opportunities to lead, participate and serve Bishop McNamara, area elementary schools, and community organizations