Grades: PK-8 | 355 students
A combination of hands on instruction, technology, and classical education collectively create active and eager learners.
The OLMC campus has large classrooms, a technology center, science lab, gymnasium, cafeteria, and spacious playground.
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.
|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|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009|
|Total Students||355 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 26%
|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|
|Total Sports Offered||6 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Soccer,
|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,
- 2011-2012 Parent Testimonials Would you recommend OLMC to others? This school, faculty & staff, has been the best experience, for our entire family! This was our first year at OLMC & we could not be more pleased! The best decision we have made for our daughter was to move her to OLMC from her previous school. We would strongly & wholeheartedly recommend OLMC! I am thrilled with my family's experience at OLMC. It is a rare and exceedingly fruitful experience. The Dominican Sisters have given my children a unique opportunity to develop their spirituality under the guidance of their hearts that obviously overflow with love for God, Mary and God's people. What does OLMC do well? Our children feel loved, safe, and are learning and growing in spiritual and academic areas of their life. The faculty and administration are wonderful and dedicated. Our children love their teachers.Wonderful community atmosphere and the children feel respected and safe. Giving the parents so many opportunities to be involved with their kids in many aspects of their education and school functions. The principal and teachers do a wonderful job of demonstrating the joy of following the example of Christ and the Commandments of God. The school offers a warm environment for my children to learn and grow. Communication has improved this year with the ability to send e-mail messages to the principal, front office, and the teachers. Being able to communicate with the teachers this way has been most helpful! The school is open and welcoming to parents and students. Allowing each grade to switch teachers for different subjects is a great idea; it gives students the opportunity to experience different teaching styles and to prepare for transitions, which are a fact of life. - Club offerings are great; there are so many different choices to appeal to many different interests. I respect and admire the teachers and staff at OLMC. Since my children have been here for six years, I have always felt that my children were given priority, encouragement and support throughout their academic and Catholic development. I also appreciated that each of their teachers were approachable and responded to any concerns. They offer the ability to learn to be part of a larger group of believers working toward one goal, the goal of creating young people to grow in Christ while obtaining the knowledge necessary to make a difference in the world. Also, the new bonding eventsand classes in the middle school have made a huge difference this year in comparison to last year. The atmosphere of students supporting each other is SO much more evident here than at other schools. Catholic identity, sense of community, high standards for academics, well mannered students. I appreciate the religious education that my child is getting; I am happy with the structure in the classrooms and school environment; I have found the teachers and other staff members very helpful and encouraging; and I see that my child is flourishing in a Catholic environment. OLMC is academically challenging, but it also emphasizes the importance of being a good person and following Christ. My children often talk about the need to make good choices and treat others with respect.
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