About us

Exceptional Education

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.

Hallmarks of BMCHS

The Bishop family has much to celebrate!
Graduation Rate
100%
College Acceptance Rate
100%
Extra-Curricular Participation
92%
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We look forward to having your family join us as we prepare our students to be the leaders of future generations.

BMCHS Family

A leader in Catholic Education for over 20 years

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.

ADMINISTRATION

Meet Our Family

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!

Principal

Assistant Principal

Director of Athletics

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Director of Guidance and College Counseling

School Counselor

Principal Executive Assistant/Scholarships Coordinator

Director of Finance

Director of Marketing and Communication

Office Manager

Director of Enrollment

Director of Information Technology

FACULTY

Mathmatics

Theology

Exceptional Student Education

Performing Arts

Physical Education

English Department Chair

English

Mathematics

Director of Campus Ministry

English, World Languages

Exceptional Student Education

Social Studies

Health and Physical Education

Mathematics

ESE and Spanish

Science

Social Studies

World Languages

Social Studies

Social Studies

English

Science

Science Department Chair

Athletic Trainer

English

Visual Arts

Math and Science

Theology

Math and Science

English

SUPPORT

Facilities

Facilities

Facilities

Facilities

Facilities

Food Service

Facilities

Food Service

Food Service

Facilities

Facilities

Facilities

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FACILITIES

BMCHS Campus

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 FAQ

BMCHS Hurricanes (Q&A)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

Uniforms can be purchased from Risse Brothers at their Tampa location, by calling (813) 282-8338 or at rissebrothers.com. Information on ordering your books will be managed through MBS Direct and a link to their site can be found here. Book lists will be provided by individual instructors.

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!