Mount Carmel Academy

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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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Year Founded1840
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1993, 1998

Student Body

Total Students1,250 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Mount Carmel Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers142 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology 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 score27

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,400
Admissions DirectorJeanne Rachuba


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Gymnastics, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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

  • A primary goal of Mount Carmel Academy is to foster the spiritual development of each student. The tradition of Carmel is one of the oldest traditions of the Catholic Church.
  • Mount Carmel Academy inspires and fosters intellectual development through a challenging, traditional, 21st-century college preparatory curriculum infused with technology. Critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication are part of every course.
  • Mount Carmel Academy has a complete guidance program with eight full-time counselors, a college scholarship coordinator, and a guidance secretary available to assist students in each grade level with issues related to academics, the college application process, the maturation process, and spirituality.
  • Integration of technology across the curriculum seamlessly enhances instruction and provides feedback for improved learning. The latest Web 2.0 tools promote promotes critical-thinking, collaborative problem-solving, and decision-making skills as students and teachers create, share, critique, and collaborate with one another from remote locations.
  • The Phyllis M. Taylor Maker Lab, equipped with 16 MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and an engraver/laser cutter, is a creative, hands-on space where students from all academic mediums are encouraged to collaborate, innovate, and create. From art to math to science, ideas come to life and learning is enhanced by the 21st century tools available in our Maker Lab. The goal of this STREAM lab is to foster creativity, critical thinking skills, project-based learning, and problem solving so that regardless of the tools or technology, our learners will have the conceptual skills to be successful in their work.
  • 96% of our graduates received merit-based scholarships and/or grants (including TOPS)
  • The more than 50 clubs and activities offered enhance the Catholic formation, spirituality, and education of the classroom experience by providing opportunities on academic, religious, civic, and interscholastic levels.
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  • New Orleans
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    Grades: 8-12 | 435 students
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    (504) 212-6820
    5.3 8-12
  • Metairie
    Archbishop Chapelle High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 8-12 | 600 students
    5.9 miles
    8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd
    Metairie, LA 70003
    (504) 467-3105
    5.9 8-12
  • New Orleans
    Grades: NS-12 | 653 students
    6.2 miles
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    New Orleans, LA 70130
    (504) 561-1224
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  • New Orleans
    St Marys Dominican High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 8-12 | 813 students
    4.3 miles
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    New Orleans, LA 70125
    (504) 865-9401
    4.3 8-12
  • New Orleans
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    Academy Of The Sacred Heart Photo - Kindergarten girls in the library.
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    Grades: NS-12 | 756 students
    6.3 miles
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    New Orleans, LA 70115
    (504) 891-1943
    6.3 NS-12

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