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Bishop McNamara


Grade 9- 12 Kankakee

From The Principal

Welcome Letter

Bishop McNamara Families,

On behalf of the Bishop McNamara faculty, staff, and administration, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2019-20 academic year. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our returning families and offer a warm welcome to all of our new families. As we approach the 2019-20 academic year, we are once again eager to partner with you, the parents of our students, as together, we mold them into passionate, confident, lifelong learners who demonstrate competence, strength in character, and growth in their faith development.

We know that we cannot do this alone. We need, we want, and we value your involvement in your children’s education. A key component of this partnership is the communication between home and school. The Bishop McNamara Catholic School administration, faculty, and staff encourages you to contact us directly if the need arises. We also encourage you to be involved in your children’s education. Engage in a conversation with them about their studies, their assignments, and their assessments. Encourage them to be an active participant and join the many co-curricular activities that BMCS offers. Similarly, promote the concept of giving back to our community through the many service opportunities that are available to them throughout the school year.

I am excited to see what the 2019-20 academic year brings to the Bishop McNamara community, and our high school students.  We are extremely excited to share the energy, the spirit, the Catholic tradition, and the high standards of excellence we value at Bishop McNamara Catholic School. Families of seniors, enjoy this year as we cannot wait to witness all of the outstanding accomplishments the Class of 2020 will obtain both for themselves and for our school. Savor every moment as they enter their last year of high school, because in a blink of an eye May will be upon us and graduation will be here and gone. If you are a freshmen parent, I would say to you as well, don’t blink, before you know it you will wake up one day and your son or daughter will be entering their senior year. 

I look forward to working in unity with you, our families, to make Bishop McNamara Catholic School the place to assist your child on his or her educational and spiritual journey!

Best wishes,


Terry Granger


Important Information

2019-20 Book List

Download the 2019-20 book list (with ISBN) here.

Lunch Menu

View the upcoming lunch menu here!


To place your yearbook order (high school version), click here.

Contact Us

550 W. Brookmont Blvd.

Kankakee, IL 60901

(815) 932-7413

Terry Granger, Principal

School Day Hours

8:00 am - 2:35 pm