Carmel Catholic High School

High School marks a significant transition for students. Their choice, initiative, and commitment all design the path for their future.
At Carmel Catholic High School, we recognize the value of this opportunity and provide our students with the support and resources to excel in their academic, athletic, and artistic pursuits while developing an awareness of their potential to serve, lead, and contribute.
Our rich tradition of academic distinction and vibrant Catholic identity are matched by our innovative programming crafted to prepare our students to develop minds to lead and hearts to serve in our global society. Explore the difference at Carmel Catholic High School.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,107 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Carmel Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2021

Student Body

Total Students
1,107 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Carmel Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
81 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Carmel Catholic High School is a Catholic, college preparatory secondary school for young men and women from ninth through twelfth grades. Every student to us is a unique and worth individual with great potential waiting to be discovered and harnessed. We value and encourage creativity and we provide a loving and supportive environment where every student can feel successful as a person. We firmly believe that a young person learns from his or her total experience of the school setting, so we strive to address the religious, academic, social, psychological, and physical development of the young person through the school's programs, courses and policies. We foster lifelong faith, learning, and development of an individual's talents and skills. Carmel Catholic is primarily a college preparatory school, providing a program of excellence for students. In addition to being an academic institution, we are a community which fosters respect for diversity, mutual growth and development. This Carmel Catholic community extends the challenge to lead productive lives which reflect religious and civic values.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Brienne Minor '15 - NCAA Champion Tennis Player who competed in the 2017 U.S. Open ?
    • Carol Tyler - Internationally known artist, ?cartoonist and humorist ?
    • Joe Tyler - Olympic athlete who was on the 1980 gold-medal-winning U.S. Bobsled Team ?
    • Hugh Brown - Famous 3-time Grammy Award winning musician, with 11 nominations ?
    • Bill Fusz - Director of Global Business ? Development Operations at Facebook? Recently visited Carmel to speak to students
    • Marietta DePrima? - Northwestern University graduate, actor best known for her role in The Hughleys?
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are famous alumni from Carmel Catholic High School?
Carmel Catholic High School famous alumni include: Brienne Minor '15, Carol Tyler, Joe Tyler, Hugh Brown, Bill Fusz and Marietta DePrima?.
What is Carmel Catholic High School's ranking?
Carmel Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Carmel Catholic High School?
The application deadline for Carmel Catholic High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Excellent college prep school that has broad academic, athletic and fine arts programs. Both of my children attend and they really enjoy going to school and have grown from their experiences. The support from teachers, counselors and fellow students and parents provides a community of learners. School spirit is strong and is thankful for the commitment from Carmel to provide the best educational experience in Lake County, IL.
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Extraordinary! Worth every penny. My child is soaring academically. Most teachers have a master's degree; some are Ph.Ds. Certain AP classes now book as actually college credit at Loyola University. Great sports programs. All freshman take the pre-ACT for free. My child can't wait to go to school. The service hours helped him grow morally, and he really enjoyed the opportunities. He has joined several academic teams. My son is finally challenged. He is taking junior-level math, and is on the Honors track; the public high school would have tracked him as college prep. He is on track for the Ivies. Nicest parents and students. No drama. Worth every penny. Come shadow at Carmel and see what your child achieves!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,107 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Lake County, IL is $10,455 for elementary schools and $21,754 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lake County, IL is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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