Bishop McNamara High School

Bishop McNamara serves to educate the hearts and minds of young men and women, grades 9-12. We are a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, located inside the beltway but serving students from a large radius. Focused on student formation, key programming includes a freshman advisory (Anchor Project) rooted in positive psychology, a global-learner focused curriculum, and a wide range of formative programs in arts and athletics. Bishop McNamara offers a Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement program, 22 athletic teams, and over 50 clubs and activities. Bishop McNamara challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the Gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.


Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 885
Head of School: Dr. Marco Clark

6800 Marlboro Pike
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Phone: (301) 735-8401