- Student Life
Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, which is part of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, is a Catholic college preparatory, co-educational school serving grades 9-12. We are an exceptional, educational Catholic community rooted in faith, compassion, integrity, and service. Through our qualified, engaged, and caring faculty and staff who are grounded in Catholic values, we encourage every student to become their “best self.”
Academics – We offer a wide-range of college-preparatory, honors, advance placement, and dual enrollment courses. We challenge our students in communication and collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking, research and questioning, reflection and self-evaluation.
Faith – Believing that faith development and spiritual growth are essential to the development of the whole person, we celebrate through prayer, Eucharistic celebration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, peer ministry and Campus Ministry.
Performing Arts – Our State-of-the-Art Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center (EDPAC), which is an 880-seat theatre located on the campus of BMCHS, hosts a variety of events including plays, musicals, concerts, and speaking engagements.
Athletics– 23 FHSAA Sports—Numerous District, Regional & State Champs.
As you review our website, you will undoubtedly witness how our ministry comes to life and how the spirit of care and concern is part of our daily interactions. You will see that with our supportive approach, our academic, athletic, and spiritual programs flourish in a technologically–advanced environment that allows us to provide an excellent high-school education where students grow in body, mind, and spirit.
Please feel free to contact our Director of Enrollment to tour our school, or obtain additional information about Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School.
Thanks to the cooperation, diligence, and perseverance of our students, faculty, and staff, we have accomplished much in the last 20+ school years.
Our Bishop Staff Family is a special group that supports each other and works together for the success of the young adults attending our high school. We have a unique dynamic along with our families and volunteers that make our school environment successful!
Director of Athletics
Director of Guidance and College Counseling
Principal Executive Assistant/Scholarships Coordinator
Director of Finance
Director of Marketing and Communication
Director of Enrollment
Director of Information Technology
Exceptional Student Education
English Department Chair
Director of Campus Ministry
English, World Languages
Exceptional Student Education
Health and Physical Education
ESE and Spanish
Science Department Chair
Math and Science
Math and Science
The Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida purchased 100 beautiful acres in Pasco County, Florida and in 2003 Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School was established.
BMCHS Hurricanes (Q&A)
Our admissions process is all online. To apply, click here! You are able to save and move to the next category. You can come back and edit any category at any time.
Please feel free to email the director of enrollment.
Absolutely! We encourage each prospective family to arrange a campus tour to see everything from our science labs and gym to our dining hall and the sound and lighting booth of the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center.
Yes. A variety of financial assistance is available. Diocesan assistance includes C-STAG, the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Grant, the Mary C. Forbes Scholarship, and grants from the Catholic Foundation. Bishop McLaughlin also accepts government managed scholarships such as Step Up for Students, Gardiner, AAA and McKay Scholarships. Bishop also manages several privately funded scholarships. To apply for one of those scholarships, please click here.
Students can bring a lunch or purchase one. Our Dining Hall provides the option of a full hot lunch, a cold lunch or a prepared salad each day.
The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. Students are released from class at 2:50 p.m. Bus transportation departs the school at 3:30 p.m. Each Wednesday, the school is dismissed at 2:00 p.m., with the bus departing at 2:30 p.m.
We are participating members of the Florida High School Athletic Association. We offer a variety of sports including Girls’ Indoor and Beach Volleyball, Football, Cross-Country, Golf, Swimming, Boys’ Basketball Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Baseball, Girls’ Softball, Cheerleading, Girls’ Weightlifting, Tennis and Track & Field. There are JV Teams for Volleyball, as well as for Boys’ Baseball and Boys’ Basketball.
We provide our students with a comprehensive, and challenging academic environment, with access to the latest educational resources. Our collective goal at Bishop is to be at the forefront of this technological revolution in the field of education. We have implemented a one to one laptop program in which each student has his or her own Chromebook. Every student has access to productivity tools and learning instruments as well as the latest in computer software, instructional resources and high-speed Internet at any time and from anywhere in the school.
Chromebooks enable students to have digital textbooks and note taking applications, which ensure organizational skills and ease of access to resources. Teachers also use “whiteboard” and are able to display their lessons and engage the students’ interest and active learning.
Our beautiful chapel open and accessible during the school day for students to take time to pray and gather in God’s name. Masses are held on a regular basis after school, as well as prayer services and periodic confessions. The faith that Catholic children practice in their parishes is continued and enhanced at Bishop through worship, retreats, community service learning programs and multiple religious activities. Every year students and chaperones travel to Washington D.C. for the March for Life in January. Our students learn not to be content with the little things, because a real and lived experience of faith, knowledge, hope and charity constantly enlarges their souls.
A few of the clubs and activities are SGA (student government), a variety of honor societies including NHS, honor societies for Art, Spanish, Mathematics, Rho Kappa, Beta Club, Quill and Scroll, International Thespian society, etc., Yearbook, STEM Club, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Key Club, Teen Court, Student Ambassadors, Peer Ministry, Art Club, Asian culture Appreciation, Pep Band, Navy Nation, and many more. Clubs offer a variety of ways for students to get involved in their Bishop community!