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.

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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.


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!


Assistant Principal

Dean of Students
B.A. in Math
University of Notre Dame

Director of Campus Ministry
B.A. Moral Philosophy
St. John Vianney College Seminary

Director of Athletics
M.S. in Education
University of Memphis

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Director of Guidance and College Counseling
M.S. Guidance/Ed Leadership
California University PA

School Counselor
B.A. Psychology/Criminal Justice
University of Alabama

Principal Executive Assistant/Scholarships Coordinator

Director of Finance

Director of Marketing and Communication

Office Manager

Director of Information Technology
M.S. Computer Science
University of Illinois

School Supervisor
M.Ed. Educational Administration
Xavier University
M.N.A. Nonprofit Administration
University of Notre Dame

Director of Enrollment
B.S. Healthcare Admin
Pasco Hernando State College

B.A in Philosophy
St John Vianney College Seminary


M.A. in Teaching/Mathematics
University of South Florida

B.S. in Education
Indiana University PA

Exceptional Student Education
M.S.W. in Social Work
University of South Florida

Performing Arts
B.A. in Music Theatre
The Catholic University
of America

English Department Chair
M.A. in Education
Saint Leo University

B.A. in Math
University of Notre Dame

M.S. Math Education
Hood College

English, World Languages
B.A. English
Florida International University

Exceptional Student Education
B.A. Exceptional Student Education
Saint Leo University

B.A. History/Religion
City University of New York

Social Studies
B.A. History/Classical Studies
University of South Florida

Health and Physical Education
B.S. Kinesiology
West Chester University

M.S. Education/Foreign Language
University of Nebraska

M.S. Education/ Supervision & Instruction
University of Phoenix

M.B.A. Marketing/Finance
University of South Florida

M.A. Science Teaching
University of South Florida

Social Studies
M.S. Teaching/Social Sciences
Binghamton University

Social Studies
M.A. History
Boston College

Social Studies
B.A. History/American Studies
Eckerd College

B.S. Science
Saint Petersburg College

Science Department Chair
M.S. Wildlife Biology
Iowa State University

Athletic Trainer

M.A. Theology
Fransciscan University

M.A. Eniglish
Western Illinois University

Visual Arts
M.A. Art Education
University of South Florida

B.S. History & Mechanical
University of Alabama

Math and Science
B.S. Mathematics
University of Tulsa


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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 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!