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Strategic Plan 2018-2023



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

To educate hearts and minds in a dynamic, inclusive Catholic school community rooted in the Holy Cross tradition.

Indicators of Success:

Fully embrace our Holy Cross, Catholic identity by integrating our mission and vision in all aspects of school life.

  1. Create a culture of innovation throughout the institution.
  2. Grow endowment to $5 million.
  3. Complete the La Reine Science and Innovation Center.
  4. Educate the whole person – body, mind, heart, and soul – preparing our students to thrive as balanced young adults, global citizens, and leaders with integrity, faith, and excellence.


Innovate. Transform. Thrive.

Innovate: Committed to the integration of traditional education with progressive scholarship and instruction, we will provide students and faculty with unique opportunities to become immersed in a culture of academic excellence, creativity, and innovation.

  1. Cultivate an environment that supports creativity and informed risk-taking and provides rich student experiences with an emphasis on bringing social value as global citizens with an unwavering commitment to service and justice.
  2. Encourage next-generation teaching excellence that is student-centered, hands-on, and holistic. 
  3. Provide time and physical space for collaboration, exploration, and creativity among faculty and students.
  4. Enrich our learning environment through engagement with businesses, institutions of higher learning, and cultural organizations.

Transform: As a proactive leader in Catholic education and with a focus on long-term sustainability and making a difference in the community and across the globe, we will strengthen the School’s resources to achieve our strategic priorities and ensure that our School remains viable, accessible, and inclusive.

  1. Invigorate the School’s brand in a way that clearly and aggressively communicates the School’s value proposition.
  2. Strengthen and maintain a robust and comprehensive network of programs, staff, alumni, and other resources to support the well-being and resiliency of our students.
  3. Reinforce excellence across all School programs.
  4. Prioritize our graduation outcomes and requirements to prepare our students to be visionary scholars and ethical leaders to advance.

Thrive: We are committed to igniting a passion for our School and our mission and vision with a commitment to achieving excellence and distinction in all areas as we endeavor toward local, national, and global renown.

  1. Develop the physical, financial, programmatic, and human resources necessary to increase capacity, knowledge, competence, performance, and long-term sustainability.
  2. Leverage partnerships and collaborations to provide more opportunities to fulfill our Holy Cross mission to make God known, loved, and served.
  3. Ensure that the School’s environment reflects, serves, and celebrates the rich diversity of the Washington Metropolitan area.
  4. Develop meaningful ways to integrate and celebrate the legacy of La Reine High School and the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters.

Bishop McNamara High School
Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934


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