McGuinness at a Glance
Excellence in Education of the Whole Person
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (BMCHS) is a coeducational, college prep, Archdiocesan high school for grades 9 - 12. The school enjoys a diverse student body and is available to students regardless of ethnic origin, religious preference, or socioeconomic background. Our student body is approximately 700 students from the greater OKC metropolitan area. Average student-to-teacher ratio in the classroom is 18:1.
- President/Principal - Mr. David L. Morton
- Assistant Principal/Academics and Curriculum - Ms. E. Anne Hathcoat
- Assistant Principal/Student Affairs - Mr. Robert Epps
Twenty Things You Should Know About BMCHS
- BMCHS opened in 1950. At that time it was called Central Catholic High School.
- "Clancy" is our school mascot and green and white are our school colors. Both were adopted in 1954.
- The McGuinness patron is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.
- There is something for everyone! Whether you are interested in sports, music, theater, debate, clubs, dance, cheerleading or other activities, you will find it at BMCHS.
- There have been 145 National Merit Finalists since 1982
- Advanced Placement classes in Math, English, Social Studies and Science are available to qualifying students.
- McGuinness has been recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools in the country by the Acton Institute four out of the last five years.
- BMCHS was the first private high school admitted into the OSSAA in 1968. Since that time, McGuinness has won 77 state championships, 73 in athletics, 1 in Debate, 1 in Fine Arts and 2 in Academics, and has crowned numerous individual state champions.
- The BMCHS tutorial program provides academic assistance after school Monday - Thursday.
- For the 5th year in a row, McGuinness was voted by The Oklahoman subscribers as the top private high school in the metropolitan area.
- The BMCHS Fine Arts Department provides classes in speech, debate, theater, stagecraft, photography, art, dance, vocal music, orchestra, band and drumline.
- Students enroll from 14 different feeder schools, charter schools and a variety of public schools.
- Over 98% of BMCHS graduates attend college following graduation. Nearly 80 percent of our graduates have or will graduate from college.
- Last year, our senior class earned more than $3,000,000 in college scholarships.
- New classes in BMCHS curriculum include Chinese Culture, Intro to Journalism, Writing Workshop and Media Producation.
- The BMCHS 3-year ACT average is 24.5. This compares to the National Test average of 21.1.
- Students are required to complete 90 hours of community service before they graduate. Our most recent graduating class accumulated over 32,000 hours of service.
- BMCHS offers foreign language instruction in Spanish, French, German and Latin.
- Forty-three percent of our teaching staff hold advanced degrees.
- Olympics is a fun-filled week in the Spring that holds class competitions and team building such as tug-of-war, basketball, ping pong, flag football, board games and dodgeball.