Bishop McNamara High School, located in Forestville, Maryland in Prince George’s County, is conducting a search for a mission-focused Principal committed to visionary and innovative leadership. Position starts July 1, 2019.
Founded in 1964 under the sponsorship of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Bishop McNamara High School is a private, Catholic, co-educational, college-preparatory high school in the Holy Cross tradition. Bishop McNamara’s mission is to educate hearts and minds in a dynamic, inclusive Catholic school community rooted in the Holy Cross tradition. Our rigorous program is balanced with athletic, artistic, religious, and social activities, with a goal of forming our students as empowered leaders, inspired by the Gospel, who transform the world.
BMHS boasts a 100% graduation rate with approximately 99% of students matriculating at the college level, including such elite institutions as Georgetown University, Yale University, our nation’s military academies, and the University of Notre Dame. More than 65% of our teachers hold a Master’s Degree or above. Several of these faculty members have been recognized on a local and national level for their teaching acumen, research, published works and professional excellence.
Bishop McNamara’s Board of Directors commissioned an inspirational vision for the future with a 2018-2023 Strategic Plan titled, Innovate. Transform. Thrive! The School is also in the final phases of its’ largest capital campaign in school history with the hopes to break ground on the La Reine Science and Innovation Center in November, 2019.
The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, is members of the National Catholic Educational Association, and the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington. As the largest private and Catholic school in Prince George’s County and the fourth largest in the Archdiocese of Washington with 870 students, the co-educational student body reflects the rich diversity of the Washington Metropolitan area.
Bishop McNamara High School is seeking a visionary educational leader and administrator for this richly diverse population. The ideal candidate will be a visible community builder who possesses a desire to work in and lead a diverse, multicultural community. In partnership with the President, the Principal oversees the daily operations of the school, upholds the highest academic standards through curricular and instructional leadership, supports all learners, and fosters a school environment compatible with the philosophy and spirit of a Catholic, Holy Cross education.
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. The school is located in in Forestville, Maryland, about 10 minutes from Washington, D.C. Bishop McNamara High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status.