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Bishop McNamara


High School Admissions Information

Scholarship & Grant Information

Bishop McNamara is committed to providing a quality Catholic education and offers tuition assistance as well as scholarship opportunities for all students.

Freshman Scholarship Opportunities

For a list of some of the scholarships that are offered to incoming Bishop McNamara freshman , please click here.

Tuition Assistance

Families who would like to be considered for aid must first apply through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.

Financial Aid Grants

Bishop McNamara offers financial aid to applicants who qualify based on the family’s financial need. To receive priority consideration for tuition assistance, tuition assistance applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019. Apply online here.

A supplementary application for tuition assistance and scholarships can be found here.

If you are Catholic, please make sure to check the appropriate box and include your home parish. Please note that it is extremely important to meet the March 1 deadline.

Transfer Tuition Grant


Bishop McNamara Catholic School is pleased to offer a Transfer Tuition Grant in the following ways:

Students Entering Grades 1-7

$1,500 Transfer Tuition Grant to any family who transfers their child into grades 1-7 from any private*, public, charter or home school. This two-year grant, $1,000 in year one and $500 in year two, will be applied to assist the school tuition.   

Students Entering Grades 10-11

Additionally, students transferring into grades 10 or 11 receive a Transfer Tuition Grant of $3,000.  This two-year grant, $2,000 in year one and $1,000 in year two, will be applied to assist the school tuition.

Our excellent faculty is dedicated to maximizing each child’s God given potential in a nurturing, family atmosphere. With our small class sizes and many extracurricular activities, your child will have a greater opportunity to excel.

For more information and a tour, please call our President, Terry Granger, at 815-932-7413. 

 *Students transferring from another Catholic school within the Dioceses of Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield and the Archdiocese of Chicago are not eligible.

Registration Forms


Download a 2019-20 high school applicaton form here. 

Apply Online

Apply Online

Authorization to Release Student Records

For students transferring into Bishop McNamara, a release of records is required. Please print the Authorization to Release Student Records form along with required materials and mail to : Guidance Office / Bishop McNamara High School / 550 W. Brookmont Boulevard, Kankakee, IL 60901.

Apply to FACTS

Apply for Financial Aid with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

FACTS works with schools across the country to help evaluate family financial need, allowing schools to award aid with confidence. Bishop McNamara families must complete the FACTS application online, in order to be considered for any of our comprehensive Grant & Financial Aid packages. 

To apply with FACTS, click here. 

The deadline to apply for FACTS is March 1, 2019.

Contact Us

Bourbonnais Site (Grades PreK3-6)

324 S Marsile, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Nicole Gernon, Principal

(815) 933-7758

Bradley Site (Grades PreK3-6)

247 North Center Avenue, Bradley, IL 60915

Dana Berg, Principal

(815) 933-8013

Kankakee Site (Grades 7-12)

550 W Brookmont, Kankakee, IL 60901

Terry Granger, Principal

(815) 932-7413