Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School

52 Harpersville Road,
Newport News, VA, 23601-0236
Tel: (757)596-2754
Grades: PK - 8 | 355 students
Voted the BEST Private School in Hampton Roads! Our Lady of Mount Carmel School was founded in 1954 under the direction of the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee.
Today, OLMC forms bright futures for students in PreK(3) through 8th grade.
Our mission is to unite with family and community to provide a Christ-centered and educationally stimulating environment, where students recognize their God-given gifts and achieve their highest potential.
OLMC School is well known for a strong Catholic identity and National Blue Ribbon.
In 2009, the United States Department of Education awarded Our Lady of Mount Carmel School a National Blue Ribbon for Excellence in Education. OLMC School is fully accredited and offers a strong Catholic atmosphere and a challenging curriculum.  Full and part day preschool options are available.
Additionally, OLMC offers before and after school care and bus transportation covering a wide range of territory across Hampton Roads.
In addition to their academic course work, students in PreK(3) through 8th grade participate in weekly specials including Spanish, fine arts instruction, library, music programs, physical education and a computer curriculum.
The school is supported by Dominican Sisters, and offers numerous service projects and weekly Mass.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is pleased to offer small class sizes, and highly educated and experienced teachers. Personal tours are offered daily.
If you would like more information about Our Lady of Mount Carmel School please call 757-596-2754 or email admissions@olmc-school.com  Now enrolling!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1954
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students 355 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Financial Aid Available
Admissions Director Christine Tucker

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alter Servers/Ushers/Sacristans, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Christian Service Club, Classic Movie Club, Fund a Friend Club, Girl Scouts, Lego Robotics, Math & Science Club, National Junior Honor Society, Sport Stacks, Student Council Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts, Lego Robotics, Sport Stacks, Alter Servers/Ushers/Sacristans,
Christian Service Club,
Classic Movie Club,
Fund a Friend Club,
Math & Science Club,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/10/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Peninsula Catholic High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Andrews Episcopal School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Andrews Episcopal School (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - Best school around! My children are learning so much and love going to school each day. They are happy, and their teachers really do care. They are growing up to be incredibly bright, loving, respectful children, and I owe much of it to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School! Highly recommend! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 09, 2012 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a fantastic school all around. The strong Catholic atmosphere is truly complimented by the excellence in academics. The class sizes are small, so that students can receive the attention they need to achieve their personal best. The school is full of experienced teachers who genuinely care about their students and Catholic education. The school is very fortunate to have Dominican Sisters supporting and teaching daily. Spanish, physical education, fine arts, library, music and computer classes are taught weekly for all grades, Pre-K4 through 8th. Daily religion classes, service projects and weekly Mass are all part of the education at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This fully accredited school, earned a prestigious academic award from the United States Department of Education in 2009, and was named a Blue Ribbon School. In an atmosphere based on faith, Our Lady of Mount Carmel strives to help children recognize their God-given gifts and actively use them to their fullest potential. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 09, 2012 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a fantastic school all around. The strong Catholic atmosphere is truly complimented by the excellence in academics. The class sizes are small, so that students can receive the attention they need to achieve their personal best. The school is full of experienced teachers who genuinely care about their students and Catholic education. The school is very fortunate to have Dominican Sisters supporting and teaching daily. Spanish, physical education, fine arts, library, music and computer classes are taught weekly for all grades, Pre-K4 through 8th. Daily religion classes, service projects and weekly Mass are all part of the education at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This fully accredited school, earned a prestigious academic award from the United States Department of Education in 2009, and was named a Blue Ribbon School. In an atmosphere based on faith, Our Lady of Mount Carmel strives to help children recognize their God-given gifts and actively use them to their fullest potential. - Posted by Parent

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