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Mount Carmel Academy is a private, all-girls Catholic high school for grades 8-12 in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
It is conducted by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who have educated young ladies in New Orleans since 1833.
The atmosphere of the school and the individual attention given to each student encourage and foster emotional maturity and spiritual development.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 1,200 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 16

Top Rankings

Mount Carmel Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Year Founded
1840
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1993, 1998

Student Body

Total Students
1,200 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Mount Carmel Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
146 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
9 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology AP, Calculus AP, English Language and Composition AP, English Literature and Composition AP, European Literature AP, Latin AP, Psychology AP, Spanish Language and Culture AP, US Government & Politics AP, US History AP
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Jeanne Rachuba

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
52 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Games, Ambassador Team, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Carmelettes, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Christian Life Community, Cubettes, Echoes, Eco Cubs, Enigma, Entrepreneurship Club, Fishing Club, French National Honor Society, Key Club, Latin National Honor Society, Life Skills Club, Literary Online, Mount Carmel Cubs Against Destructive Decisions (McCADD), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, P.A.W.S., Quiz Bowl, Rhythm, Robotics Club, Sardonyx, Science Fiction Fantasy Club, Science Olympiad, Service Club - 8th Grade, Social Media Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Speech and Debate Team, Spirit Club, Student Government, TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science), Teens for Life

Arts and Music Programs:
Bellas, Celebration, Chorale, Encore, Instrumental Music Program -, National Art Honor Society, National Junior Art Honor Society, Theatre Club - STK, Tri-M Music Honor Society, WMCA

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bowling Team, Fitness Club, Intramural Sports Program, Sailing Team

School Notes

  • Mount Carmel Academy is a private, all-girls Catholic high school for grades 8-12 in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. It is conducted by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who have educated young women in New Orleans since 1833. The atmosphere of the school and the individual attention given to each student encourage and foster emotional maturity and spiritual development.
  • A Mount Carmel education challenges students to think critically and develop a love of learning while giving each student the freedom to grow from mistakes and become the person God intended her to be.
  • A diverse offering of courses, electives, and more than 50 clubs and extracurricular activities provide opportunities for each student to uncover new interests and pursue her passions.
  • Mount Carmel Academy has an enrollment of 1250 students. While we are large in number, our class sizes are always small an average size of 15 students ensuring a more personal and connected classroom experience.
  • Eight full-time guidance counselors and a college scholarship coordinator are available to students in every grade level, helping with issues related to academics, the college application process, personal challenges, and career readiness.
  • Carmelite Spirituality is at the heart of all that we do. This means relating to God as a friend in prayer, knowing that God is always with us, and seeking the truth about ourselves, others, and the world. 
Profile last updated: 07/29/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 1,200 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 16

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The average private school tuition in New Orleans, LA is $10,000 for elementary schools and $10,798 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Orleans, LA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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