Admission Process

Thank you for considering Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. Since 1950, McGuinness has provided the highest quality secondary education for students in the greater Oklahoma City area. Catholic schools are traditional in their academic background in core subjects such as math, science, English, foreign language, and social sciences with a strong recognition of the role of the fine arts and practical studies alongside a comprehensive athletic and extra-curricular experience.

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is open to all students who have successfully completed the eighth grade, have the ability to follow the course of study provided by the school, and have exemplary conduct. Preference is given to children of graduates, siblings of current students and to those coming from the Catholic and private feeder schools of the Oklahoma City community. The school enjoys a diverse student body with regard to race, religious preference, and socioeconomic background.

9th Grade Students

Students are required to take the STS High School Placement Test at Bishop McGuinness.  This test, along with recommendations from previous teachers, test data such as the Explore and ITBS, and most importantly face to face discussions concerning the individual interests and needs of the student will help create a schedule for their first year in high school that is challenging and individualized. Incoming freshman packets will be sent in January to inform parents of registration night where schedule discussions and other important information will be provided.

Regular placement-test sessions have ended for the 2017–2018 school year. If you have extenuating circumstances and wish to schedule a placement test session for your child, please contact Dr. Andrew Worthington at (405) 842-6638 ext. 234, or at

10th and 11th Grade Transfer Students

Sophomore and Junior transfer students are expected to complete the transfer application provided here. Once the application and relevant paperwork are received, the file will be reviewed for admission. Please contact the appropriate grade-level counselor with any questions.

Juniors: Ms. Rebecca Damron, (405) 758-4895 or

Sophomores: Ms. Megan Schafer, (405) 758-4924 or

Transfer Application

Shadow Days

Students are encouraged to experience a day in the life of a McGuinness by shadowing a current student. Students will be paired with a friend or student who shares similar interests for the entire school day or half a school day.

If you have any questions please contact Laura O’ Hara, Freshman Counselor and Director of Freshman Admissions at (405) 842-6638 ext. 225 or at

Sign-ups for Shadow Days can be made by clicking the button below.

Shadow Request