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 Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students810 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Cathedral Carmel School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 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 | 892 students
    1.2 miles
    2315 Johnston St
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 235-2464
    1.2 PK-8
    892
  • Lafayette
    Grades: PK-8 | 699 students
    2.8 miles
    205 E Bayou Pkwy
    Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 237-3139
    2.8 PK-8
    699
  • Opelousas
    Grades: PK-12 | 913 students
    17.1 miles
    186 Westminster Drive
    Opelousas, LA 70570
    (337) 948-8607
    17.1 PK-12
    913
  • Lafayette
    Grades: PK-12 | 897 students
    2.3 miles
    220 Portland Ave
    Lafayette, LA 70507
    (337) 234-9860
    2.3 PK-12
    897

School Reviews

5  
Best school for developing every area of a students life. Competitive in all areas. Quality academics, great drama department and very competitive athletic program. Spirituality is the center of all things at Cathedral Carmel and the leadership from the Priests to the teachers is outstanding. They are approachable and relatable to the students. Finally, the students graduate well equipped for high school and life with the pride and traditions of having experienced an institution that has been in existence over 175 years. We had difficulty getting a spot for our children, while all other schools in the area had plenty of room. I suppose this is a testament to the greatness of the school. Advice: get your children on the list asap.
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