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The Bishop McNamara High School Administrative Team: L to R - Reginald Brady, Associate Principal/Dean of Students; Mindi Imes de Duclos '96, Associate Principal/Academic Dean; Marco Clark '85, President/CEO; Robert Van der Waag, Principal; Victor Shin, Associate Principal/Dean of Programs; LaSandra Hayes, Dean of Students/Summer School Principal

Bishop McNamara High School is a private, Catholic coeducational high school offering its students a challenging college preparatory curriculum and a complete range of athletics and activities. Founded in 1964 as an all male high school, Bishop McNamara accepted females for the first time in 1992.  Sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross this Catholic school seeks the development of the whole person. Thus, the academically rigorous program is combined with athletic, artistic, religious and social activities to offer young men and women a well-rounded pathway to success.

Education is the art of helping young people to completeness.
-Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross



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Vote for the Best of Prince George's County

It is time to vote again for the Best of Prince George's County. Thanks to your many votes, we received the award last year as Best Private School in Prince George's County and would love to make it two years in a row! You may vote as often as you like. 

Parent Info for Ordering Uniforms at Carousel

Summer is almost over. If you would like to order your uniforms online at Carousel Uniforms in Waldorf, go to and put in the code:  MUSTANGS.  Since this is such a busy time of year, we hope this information is helpful to our parents.

McNews for August is now Online

The August McNews 2014 is now online. Go to McNews Online to view or print your copy.

The McNews is Bishop McNamara High School's Family Newsletter and is published monthly, emailed to all families and placed here on the website by the 5th of every month. Files may be viewed or downloaded and printed. If you would like to be added to the email list for McNews, please send your email to

Caritas - Celebrating Outstanding Volunteers & Award Winners 2014

On May 29, 2014, the Bishop McNamara High School community honored its outstanding volunteers and award winning honorees at the 2014 Caritas Awards Banquet in the Fine Arts & Athletic Center. Congratulations to all our honorees.

Armchair Pilgrimage for Grade 10 Theology Classes

On Friday, May 16, Charles and Elizabeth McClain (father and step-mother of teacher Mr. Justin McClain '00) visited Mr. McClain's three Theology 10 classes to provide his students with a photographic "armchair pilgrimage" to Christian sites in the Holy Land, Italy and the Vatican.  

Spring Break 2014: Italy

Mr. Geoffrey Molchan (Social Studies), along with Modern & Classical Language Chair Señora Georgina Gomez-Bozzo, Associate Principal & Dean of Students Mr. Reginald Brady, Associate Principal & Academic Dean Mrs. Mindi Imes de Duclos and 20 students from Bishop McNamara High School ventured to Italy over the 2014 Easter Break. 

Our students experienced the great historical wonders of Florence, Venice, Assisi, Rome, and ancient Pompeii.

Two Sophomores Graduate HOBY Leadership

Sophomores Ileana Fenwick and Katelyn Bailey attended the Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Maryland Leadership Seminar at Mount St. Mary's University over the Memorial Day weekend.  HOBY Maryland has graduated outstanding leaders since 1979, and annually serves close to 200 high school sophomores throughout Maryland at its four day seminar held each spring. 

During the seminar there were panels on topics including entrepreneurship, diversity, education, volunteerism, and the media. Each panel had 3-5 speakers who are leaders and experts in that particular topic. 

Bishop McNamara: All in the Family for Graduating Senior

Anthony Diehlmann '14 is the 43rd member of his family, which includes the Diehlmanns, Rohans, Mammanos, Ayres, Pickerings, and other branches, to graduate from Bishop McNamara High School or from our sister school, La Reine High School.  Anthony, his family, and his family at Bishop McNamara were featured in an article in the Catholic Standard on May 22, 2014 by Editor Mark Zimmermann.

April Nelson '09 Seeks Support for Service Trip

April Nelson '09, a student at the University of Pittsburgh, will be traveling to Ecuador this summer for a professional development and mental health service trip. She is fundraising for this trip, requesting any prayers and support she can receive from "my McNamara family" - all would be greatly appreciated! The website that has more information regarding my trip:  

St. Joseph's Program Receives Funds from CBN

Congratulations to Bishop McNamara High School St. Joseph Program, the Catholic Business Network (CBN) Grant Recipient for April. On hand to accept the check for $1,500 was Program Director, Elaine Greene. From left to right, Mr. John Kincaid, CBN President; Mr. Marco Clark '85, President/CEO of Bishop McNamara; Mayra Fernandez-Martinez '16; Mrs. Elaine Greene, St. Joseph Program Director; and Dr. Robert Van der Waag, Principal of BMHS. The funds will be used for technology to benefit the St. Joseph Program.