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Bishop McNamara High School
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  • Private, Catholic
  • FORESTVILLE, MD

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Our school is currently operating in Stage 3 Status: Classroom Learning. Current Prince George’s County guidelines (7/29/21) require anyone entering the school - students, employees and visitors - to be masked at all times, regardless of their vaccination status, unless eating or drinking. Masks must be worn outdoors if unable to physically distance. Learn More

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade unavailable
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

6800 MARLBORO PIKE
FORESTVILLE, MD 20747

Applying

Application Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid
$4,000
From Bishop McNamara High School

Bishop McNamara High School, located in southern MD near downtown Washington, DC, provides 850 students in grades 9-12 an academically rigorous college preparatory liberal arts education in a dynamic, inclusive Catholic school community rooted in the Holy Cross tradition. The school's wide-ranging and numerous curricular and co-curricular programs allows boys and girls to achieve success commensurate with ability and effort while they explore their unique God-given talents becoming empowered leaders.

Our highly credentialed, welcoming and culturally responsive faculty educates both their hearts and minds as students learn a sense of responsibility for their actions and for the well-being of the local and global community. Bishop McNamara embraces students from diverse backgrounds nurturing in them a sense of self-worth and accomplishment while exposing them to traditions beyond their own, instilling a respect for the cultures and values of others.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1110
403 responses
Average ACT
22
52 responses

Technology & Innovation at Bishop McNamara

Bishop McNamara provides comprehensive study in Technology and Engineering, Science and Mathematics. BMHS emphasizes skill development and 21st Century career exploration. We provide a challenging, diverse, and globally sensitive liberal arts curriculum where students learn to reason independently and think creatively to achieve success commensurate with ability and effort.

Culture & Safety

Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 35 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 179 responses
  • Kairos/retreat
    24%
  • Homecoming events
    21%
  • Spirit week
    20%
  • Sports games
    17%
  • Talent shows
    9%
  • African Dance Show
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

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Students

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
841
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 44 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 61 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 61 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 61 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 31 responses

Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade unavailable
  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
    grade unavailable
Median Household Income
$84,920
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,475
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$302,800
National
$217,500

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