Cathedral Carmel School

  • Cathedral-Carmel is an institution where excellence in Catholic education has been a tradition for 160 years! We are a co-educational elementary school serving PreK through 8th grades.
  • Established in 1846, CCS is the oldest school in Lafayette.
  • The administration, faculty, and staff are composed of lay and religious teachers and professionals distinguished with masters and masters-plus certification.
  • Our school is dedicated to the fulfillment of “teaching minds and touching hearts” through a faith-filled academic community in the tradition of the Sisters of Mount Carmel and the Christian Brothers of St. John Baptist de LaSalle.
  • Academics at Cathedral-Carmel School focuses upon the preparation of our students to become life-long learners.” We believe that the education students receive in elementary years is the fundamental and foundational basis for growth and achievement in their adult lives.
  • Cathedral-Carmel School offers a school environment that provides solid Christian values and morals, “state of the art” technology, and high academic standards.
  • We encourage you to visit our campus and experience for yourself why we say that at Cathedral-Carmel School our mission is “teaching minds and touching hearts.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students802 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Cathedral Carmel School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Broussard
    St Cecilia School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 481 students
    6.3 miles
    302 W Main St
    Broussard, LA 70518
    (337)837-6363
    6.3 PK-8
    481
  • Lafayette
    Grades: PK-8 | 915 students
    1.2 miles
    2315 Johnston St
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337)235-2464
    1.2 PK-8
    915
  • Lafayette
    Grades: PK-8 | 709 students
    2.8 miles
    205 E Bayou Pkwy
    Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337)237-3139
    2.8 PK-8
    709
  • Opelousas
    Grades: PK-12 | 970 students
    17.1 miles
    186 Westminster Drive
    Opelousas, LA 70570
    (337)948-8607
    17.1 PK-12
    970
  • Lafayette
    Grades: PK-12
    2.3 miles
    220 Portland Ave
    Lafayette, LA 70507
    (337)234-9860
    2.3 PK-12
    n/a

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