Mount Carmel School

Mt. Carmel School was founded in 1925 by Dr. Lela G. McConnell. We`ve been educating, mentoring, and equipping young people to be light in this dark world for a long time.
What transpired on this Eastern Kentucky mountaintop in the 1920s with a handful of college students has grown into a world-wide ministry.
The Kentucky Mountain Holiness Association, which grew from Mount Carmel School and its institutions and ministries, has touched every part of the earth.
A continuous line of young people have come and continue to come to Mount Carmel School from around the world to study.
Many have found Christ here and have begun their preparation to serve a needy world.
Most further their education in some of America`s best colleges, and many return to their country to be life-changers.
There is not a continent untouched by an alumnus of Mount Carmel School. In a day when Christianity and the message of Christ are being challenged as never before in the modern era, Mount Carmel School is more important, more needed than ever before.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 60 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mount Carmel School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
60 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade
Mount Carmel School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Boys are required to wear long pants. Girls are required to wear skirts or dresses. All student wear polo shirts to classes.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • MT. CARMEL SCHOOL is a Christian K-12 school in Eastern Kentucky. We are a combination day school and boarding school. Our typical student enrollment for grades 7-12 is approximately fifty-five students. We are authorized by the government to enroll international students on an F-1 student VISA. Our students come from Eastern Kentucky, other states within the United States, and around the world. Currently, we have students enrolled from South Korea, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea.
  • Mt. Carmel School offers a college-preparatory curriculum and approximately 80% of our graduates attend college. We are accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). We are recognized by the State of Kentucky as a certified Non-Public School. Our diploma is recognized by all major colleges and universities within the United States. In recent years we have had graduates admitted to Calvin College, the University of Kentucky, Purdue University, Michigan State University, Asbury College, and others.
  • Mt. Carmel School provides a college-preparatory curriculum in a nurturing Christian environment. Our students benefit from a low student-teacher ratio as well as interacting with faculty and staff outside of normal school hours in a boarding setting. We emphasize a Christian worldview and the development of moral character.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Mount Carmel School offer?
Mount Carmel School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Mount Carmel School?
The application deadline for Mount Carmel School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I love this school even though I go there in 6th grade 2023.
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what I like from mt carmel is that students do interact with their teachers and more to that student's discipline is developed and emphasised
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 60 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kentucky is $6,980 for elementary schools and $8,126 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kentucky is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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