Since 1950 Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School has provided the highest quality secondary education in greater Oklahoma City. The school embraces a traditional Catholic school curriculum in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, social studies, theology, and foreign language, with the integration of fine arts and practical studies alongside a comprehensive athletic and extracurricular experience.


Bishop McGuinness is open to all students who have completed the eighth grade and have the ability to undertake the school’s course of study. The school does not discriminate in admissions on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religious preference.

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming ninth-grade students are required to take the STS High School Placement Test in the fall preceding the desired year of admission. Signup for placement tests can be found here. Along with teacher recommendations, data from previous standardized tests, and face-to-face discussions, the placement test informs the building of a challenging curriculum individualized to your student’s needs and interests. After the placement test has been taken, packets are mailed in January to inform parents of registration nights at which schedules and other important information is discussed.

Placement Test Signup

Transfer Students

Incoming 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.

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

Juniors: Ms. Rebecca Damron, (405) 758-4895 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, at (405) 758-4900 or at

Signups for Shadow Days can be made by clicking the button below.

Shadow Request