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Moms and Daughters at the BMHS Mother Daughter Breakfast

Over the last forty years, parents and family members have been the foundation of Bishop McNamara's success in educating the hearts and minds of young men and women. From coaching to carpooling to coordinating special events that provide much needed resources for their children, Bishop McNamara's parents are just one reason why our students feel as if McNamara is a home away from home. 

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McNews for April is now Online

The MarchApril McNews 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

Alisha Peek '14 Awarded Scholarship to Alvin Ailey School Professional Division

Alisha Peek ‘14 has been awarded a scholarship for the third consecutive year by the Ailey School Professional Division in New York.  She is again the recipient of the Special D.C.

Amber Smith '15 Crowned Miss Teen Maryland United States 2014

Amber Smith '15 was crowned Miss Teen Maryland United States 2014 on February 16 during the pageant held at the Baltimore Hilton Camden Yards.  She competed in the categories of Interview, Swimwear, Evening Gown and On-stage Question for the teen division.  Amber also won the Runway Award where she was selected over all divisions to receive a modeling scholarship to the World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood, California.  As Miss Teen Maryland United States, Amber's platform will focus on working with organizations that address the needs of homeless and less fortunate families.

50th Anniversary Planning Needs Your Help

We are excited to announce that starting in the fall of 2014, Bishop McNamara will celebrate the school's 50 Anniversary. The planning for the year long events has already begun. If you are a member of our community, have great ideas and would like to join the committee, send email to

Educating Students: Responsible & Ethical Digital Citizens

Mr. Marco Clark '85, President/CEO of Bishop McNamara, was recently interviewed for an article that appeared in Bethesda Now written by Joseph Hawkins, a 1967 graduate of BMHS. The article entitled, My Two Cents: Leave Cybercivility To School Administrators explores how high schools attempt to deal with the explosion in social media use of all types by teens. “… Our approach has been more to educate our students as responsible and ethical digital citizens," was Mr. Clark's response when questioned about how BMHS handles cyber-bullying and technology abuse.

Honor Roll Posted for Second Quarter 2013-2014

Bishop McNamara High School wishes to congratulate those students who have completed their course of studies with honors for the Second Quarter of 2013-14 school year. Go to Honor Roll for the list of students who have achieved the four levels of honors designation.

Annual Report 2012-13 Available Now Online

The Annual Report is now available online. This is a comprehensive report on the school's governance, activities, accomplishments, fundraising and finances throughout the preceding year. Go to Publications for a full edition of the Annual Report.

Important Information About the BMHS Weather Closing and Delay Policy

Bishop McNamara High School follows the Prince George's County Public School Winter Weather Policy.

However, we reserve the right to make decisions that best serve the safety and interest of our overall school community.

US Air Force Band Rehearses with BMHS Wind Ensemble

On November 19, 2013, approximately 20 members of the United States Air Force Band visited Bishop McNamara to hold a side-by-side rehearsal with the Bishop McNamara Wind Ensemble.  The hour and a half rehearsal began with an introduction by the Air Force musicians, followed by a short performance by Air Force Clarinet Quartet.  The next part of the rehearsal was terrific. The 20 visiting Air Force musicians spread themselves out and sat side-by-side the BMHS students and had a very productive rehearsal.

BMHS Driver's Education Class through Greg's Driving School

Bishop McNamara is pleased to announce a partnership with Greg’s Driving School to provide driver’s education classes to our students. The MVA certified instructors at Greg’s have been operating in the Maryland area for over 20 years. The course will be offered for $350 per student, which includes 30 hours of classroom time and 6 hours of driving time.