Bishop Mcnamara High School

6800 Marlboro Pike,
District Heights, MD, 20747-0207
Tel: (301)735-8401
Grades: 9 - 12 | 891 students
Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in the Catholic faith.
The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 891 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 70%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 21 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Programming, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US History  
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(khaki pants, blazers, khaki skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15 / Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,000
Tuition Notes Tuition 10-month plan offered. Book rental fee $350.
Acceptance Rate 40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Patricia Garber
Admissions Associate Michael Jones

Sports

Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports BalletBaseballBasketballCheeringCross Country
DanceDivingEquestrianField HockeyFootball
GolfLacrosseSoccerSoftballSwimming
TennisTrack and FieldVolleyballWinter TrackWrestling
BalletBaseball,
BasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingEquestrian,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Artisans Guild, Black Cultural Alliance, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, England Exchange, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Filipino American Cultural Enlightenment, Fitness Club, Foreign Language Honor Societies, Frontiers of Justice, Government Internship Program, Intramural Basketball, Irish-American Club, Kodoma (Animation & Film) Club, MG Action Council (Spirit Club), McNamara Book Club, McNamara Yearbook Club, Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, National Honor Society, Peace Internship Program, Photography Club, Poetic Justice, Project Earth, Shakespeare Festival, Spain Exchange, Speech and Debate Club, Step Team, Tech Crew, Teens in Action, The Inkwell (student art &creative writing), The Stampede (school newspaper), Tri-M Music Honor Society, Vita Semper (Pro-life), Webmasters Club, Yoga Club, Youth for Christ Artisans Guild, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Fitness Club, Mock Trial, Poetic Justice, Project Earth, Spain Exchange, Step Team, Tech Crew, Yoga Club, Black Cultural Alliance,
England Exchange,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Filipino American Cultural Enlightenment,
Foreign Language Honor Societies,
Frontiers of Justice,
Government Internship Program,
Intramural Basketball,
Irish-American Club,
Kodoma (Animation & Film) Club,
MG Action Council (Spirit Club),
McNamara Book Club,
McNamara Yearbook Club,
Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Peace Internship Program,
Photography Club,
Shakespeare Festival,
Speech and Debate Club,
Teens in Action,
The Inkwell (student art &creative writing),
The Stampede (school newspaper),
Tri-M Music Honor Society,
Vita Semper (Pro-life),
Webmasters Club,
Youth for Christ,

School Notes:

  • Bishop McNamara seeks the development of the whole person through a college-preparatory curriculum and wide ranging activities & athletics. An academically rigorous program offers students a well-rounded pathway to success. With 98-100% of recent graduates attending college, the class of 2012 was awarded over $18.2 million in scholarships/grants.  The 14-acre campus includes newly built Moreau Chapel, renovated Holy Cross Hall, Fine Arts and Athletic Center, and new sport turf athletic field. AP and Honors classes are available in all academic departments. Average class size is 22. The Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement Program recognizes students’ devotion to the award winning band, choir, dance, theater and visual arts programs. More than 50 clubs, 19 varsity sports teams, and foreign exchange programs enrich student life.  Bishop McNamara offers a web-based program through PCR Educator which permits parents to check academic progress online.  Near Joint Base Andrews.

  • Profile last updated: 08/31/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is From The Heart Christian School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mount Calvary Catholic School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is God's Church International Higher Learning (2 miles away)
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