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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 810 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Cathedral Carmel School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
810 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Cathedral Carmel School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 810 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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