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Bishop McNamara


House System

The mission of the House System is to further the mission of Bishop McNamara by building a stronger school community through enjoyable (fun!) experiences. The goal is to affirm the principle that each Bishop McNamara student has a place among her/her peers, enabling them to build strong personal, spiritual, and collegial relationships, reinforcing Bishop McNamara’s sense of community, and forming its conscientious leaders.

House System Goals

The House System interweaves all aspects of life at Bishop McNamara by setting the following goals:


The House System builds strong leaders who lead by example and to give a strong voice to each of the four classes within the five House communities, while building excellent follower skills for those whose desire to lead may not be.


The House System provides opportunities for students to work together towards a common goal, collaborating on projects, in competitions, and towards the greater mission of building a strong and vibrant student community.

Community Outreach

The House System builds relationships with more people in the greater community so as to be able to extend even further our arms of service.

Pride in Place

The House System increases greater ownership of the school through leadership opportunities that help each student appreciate the special community that is Bishop McNamara.


The House System builds spirit and identity by engaging students in fun and unifying activities and in intramural sports. In other words: FUN!

House Apparel Spirit Store

Show your Bishop McNamara House spirit with House System Apparel! We're excited to offer an online spirit store with lots of great apparel for our House students.

The online store will be open October 7 through October 21. Simply visit the online store here and enter code "MACHOUSE1".

2018-2019 House Events

September 21 Induction

October 19 Scarecrow/Pumpkin Contest

October 31 Fall Games

November 11 Sunday Sports

November 12-16 Thanksgiving Baskets

November 19 Videos

December 7 Christmas Tree Decorating

January 18 Talent Show

February 22 Karaoke and Cake Decorating

March 10 Sunday Sports

April 11 Cupcake Wars

May 3 Spring Games