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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Year Founded1896
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1993, 1998

Student Body

Total Students1245 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by GradeMount Carmel Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers138 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,900
Admissions DirectorJeanne Rachuba

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.52 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Games, Ambassador Team, Bellas, Book Club, Bowling Team, Campus Ministry, Carmelettes, Celebration, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Chorale, Christian Life Community, Cubettes, Echoes, Eco Cubs, Encore, Enigma, Entrepreneurship Club, Fishing Club, Fitness Club, French National Honor Society, Intramural Sports Program, Junior Achievement, Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), 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 Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Art Honor Society, P.A.W.S., Quiz Bowl, Rhythm, Robotics Club, Sailing Team, 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, Teens for Lyfe, Theatre Club - STK, Tri-M Music Honor Society, WMCA Academic Games, Bellas, Book Club, Bowling Team, Carmelettes, Celebration, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Chorale, Cubettes, Echoes, Eco Cubs, Encore, Enigma, Fishing Club, Fitness Club, Key Club, P.A.W.S., Quiz Bowl, Rhythm, Robotics Club, Sailing Team, Sardonyx, Spirit Club, Teens for Lyfe, WMCA, Ambassador Team,
Campus Ministry,
Christian Life Community,
Entrepreneurship Club,
French National Honor Society,
Intramural Sports Program,
Junior Achievement,
Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS),
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 Art Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Art Honor Society,
Science Fiction Fantasy Club,
Science Olympiad,
Service Club - 8th Grade,
Social Media Club,
Spanish National Honor Society,
Speech and Debate Team,
Student Government,
Theatre Club - STK,
Tri-M Music Honor Society,

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.
  • 97% 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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