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Academic Departments

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The academic departments at Bishop McNamara High School are designed to graduate students who are:
Skilled Critical Thinkers
Problem Solvers
Creative Innovators
Collaborative Learners

With a vigorous, college preparatory curriculum, Bishop McNamara educates the hearts and minds 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, including internships, online learning opportunities, guest speakers, field trips and even chances for students to travel abroad and experience other cultures.

Our rigorous academic curriculum includes more than 170 courses: 46 Honors,
16 Advanced Placement, Online Courses, 8 Modern & Classical Languages,
and S.T.E.M. Programs

We foster these skills of developing the minds and hearts of our life-long learners by providing access to a curriculum with a variety of course offerings that will support the creativity and curiosity of all students.


Learn more about our Academic Departments

Educators must by guided always by the sentiments of a heart filled with compassionate goodness.

-- Blessed Father Basil Moreau
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934


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