Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School

52 Harpersville Road,
Newport News, VA, 23601-0236
     Tel: (757)596-2754
Grades: PK - 8 | 328 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 328 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:

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.

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 Peninsula Catholic High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Andrews Episcopal School (1.6 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Newport NewsPeninsula Catholic High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    600 Harpersville Road
    Newport NewsVA23601
    (757)596-7247
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.5 mi | 305 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • Newport NewsSt. Andrews Episcopal School
      (Episcopal)
    45 Main Street
    Newport NewsVA23601
    (757)596-6261
      (Episcopal)
    1.6 mi | 79 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Newport NewsJ. Clyde Morris Kindercare
    Daycare / Preschool
    6 Sierra Drive
    Newport NewsVA23606
    (757)596-1532
    Daycare / Preschool
    2 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • Newport NewsResurrection Lutheran School & Child Care
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    765 J Clyde Morris Blvd
    Newport NewsVA23601
    (757)596-5808
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2.1 mi | 11 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • Newport NewsHampton Roads Montessori School
    Montessori School
    610 Thimble Shoals Blvd Suite 524 Bld 5
    Newport NewsVA23606
    (757)873-8950
    Montessori School
    2.1 mi | 50 students | Gr. PK-4                      

School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Homeschool or Private School?
Homeschool or Private School?
What do you do when you are dissatisfied with your local public schools? Homeschool your children? Send them to private school? Let's look at your options.
Religious Schools: An Overview
Your religion matters to you. You want your child to attend a school which will combine academics and religious education. Here is an overview of what is available together with some links to denominational web sites.
7 Ways to Improve Your Math Scores
Add things up and you'll quickly find the answer- math is crucial both in academics and the real world. By following these strategies and following personal training programs, students can uncover their weaknesses and conquer math.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!