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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other religious school association(s)|
Other school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||802 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 21%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||43 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Broussard Grades: PK-8 | 481 students
302 W Main St
Broussard, LA 70518
(337)837-6363 6.3 PK-8
- Lafayette Grades: PK-8 | 915 students
2315 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337)235-2464 1.2 PK-8
- Lafayette Grades: PK-8 | 709 students
205 E Bayou Pkwy
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337)237-3139 2.8 PK-8
- Opelousas Grades: PK-12 | 970 students
186 Westminster Drive
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337)948-8607 17.1 PK-12
- Lafayette Grades: PK-12
220 Portland Ave
Lafayette, LA 70507
(337)234-9860 2.3 PK-12
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