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BMCHS Hurricanes Q & A

How do I apply to be a Hurricane?

Our admissions process is all online. Go to select the Admissions drop down tab, then click on Apply Now! 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 Director of Enrollment.

Can I come for a tour?

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.

Is financial assistance available?

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 go to

How do I get my books and uniforms once I have been accepted?

Uniforms can be purchased from Risse Brothers at their Tampa location, by calling (813) 282-8338 or at Information on ordering your books will be managed through MBS Direct and a link to their site can be found on our web page, under Parent tab at the top of the page and is titled “Bookstore.” Book lists will be provided by individual instructors.

What about lunches?

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.

What time does the school day begin and end?

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.

What sports teams are available?

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.

How do we incorporate Technology at BMCHS?

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.

How is Faith integrated with 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.

What clubs and activities are available?

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!