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Bishop McNamara


Pre K- 6 Bourbonnais

From The Principal

Welcome Letter

Welcome to Bishop McNamara Catholic School where we are committed to ensuring that each and every child we serve is given the foundation needed to fulfill their full spiritual and academic potential.

My name is Nicole Gernon and I am principal of the BMCS Bourbonnais site. I received my undergraduate degree from Lewis University and a Masters from both Olivet Nazarene University and The University of St. Francis. I am honored to be a part of BMCS and am excited to bring my expertise to the community in which I live.

My husband and I reside in Kankakee with our three children, William, Jack, and Ryan. It is a great blessing that I will experience all that BMCS has to offer as both an administrator and as a parent. 

At BMCS your child will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum and will be both supported and challenged each and every day. Our entire staff is committed to instructional excellence and works tirelessly to ensure that our students receive the absolute best. Whether it is our cutting-edge reading curriculum or consistent integration of technology, parents can be assured that the future of their children is our top priority.

While our students are held to superior academic standards, the core of our school is our dedication to Catholic values. At BMCS, we feel that high moral and spiritual expectations are an essential part of cultivating the faith-filled, family environment of which we are so proud. Religious instruction, service learning, and faith experiences help to shape our young people and pave the way for them to be future leaders of our community.

Bishop McNamara Catholic School works in conjunction with parents to create the best possible academic and spiritual environment for our children. We recognize that parents play a critical role in the success of our school and are grateful for their incredible support.

I welcome you to our family and encourage you to call for a tour of our school. I look forward to sharing with you all of the amazing things that are happening here for our children each day. I am sure that it will become very clear exactly why Bishop McNamara Catholic School is the best choice for your family.

Blessings always,

Nicole Gernon


Contact Us

324 E. Marsile St.

Bourbonnais, IL 60914

(815) 933-7758

Nicole Gernon, Principal

School Day Hours

7:45 am - 2:45 pm

Extended day services are available before school beginning at 6:30 am and after school until 5:30 pm.

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