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Bishop McNamara


Fast Facts

School Day

Bourbonnais Site (Grades PreK3 - 6): 7:45 am - 2:45 pm

Bradley Site (Grades PreK3 - 6): 8:10 am - 3:00 pm

Kankakee Site (Grades 7 - 8): 8:00 am -3:00 pm

Kankakee Site (Grades 9 - 12): 8:00 am - 2:35 pm


Bourbonnais Site (Grades PreK3- 6)

324 S Marsiles, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Bradley Site (Grades PreK3-6)

247 North Center Avenue, Bradley, IL 60915

Kankakee Site (Grades 7-12)

550 W Brookmont, Kankakee, IL 60901


Students in grades K-12 wear uniforms that vary by gender, grade level and season. There are out-of-uniform days throughout the year linked to spirit days.

See full dress code here.


Organized by Primary School (Pre K-6), Junior High (7-8) and High School (9-12).

Student Body

Over 800 boys and girls from 22 cities, 3 counties and 14 parishes.

Financial Aid

70% of students receive need-based assistance totaling $750,000 annually.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the financial need analysis for Bishop McNamara Catholic School each school year. Full details here.

Christian Service

Students, faculty, staff and parents perform over 27,500 hours of Christian service each year.


Approximately 400 students participate in over 25 sports at Bishop McNamara throughout the school year.

Co-Curricular Clubs

Approximately 90 percent of Bishop McNamara students (of eligible age) participate in at least one academic team, student club, fine arts offering, or athletic team.


Guidance is provided on two levels:

College: two counselors work with faculty and parents to support the needs of students

Personal/Emotional: a social worker is available to students who are experiencing life changes such as a family loss through death, divorce or separation

Faculty With Advanced Degrees

64% of our faculty members hold advanced degrees.