Voted the BEST Private School in Hampton Roads! Our Lady of Mount Carmel School was founded in 1954 under the direction of the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee.
Today, OLMC forms bright futures for students in PreK through 8th grade.
Our mission is to unite with family and community to provide a Christ-centered and educationally stimulating environment, where students recognize their God-given gifts and achieve their highest potential.
OLMC School is well known for it academic rigor and strong moral formation.
In 2009, the United States Department of Education awarded Our Lady of Mount Carmel School a National Blue Ribbon for Excellence in Education. OLMC School is fully accredited and offers a strong Catholic atmosphere and a challenging curriculum. Full and part day preschool options are available.
Additionally, OLMC offers before and after school care and bus transportation covering a wide range of territory across Hampton Roads.
In addition to their academic course work, students in PreK through 8th grade participate in weekly specials including Spanish, fine arts instruction, library, music programs, physical education and a computer curriculum.
The school is supported by Dominican Sisters, and offers numerous service projects and weekly Mass.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is pleased to offer small class sizes, and highly educated and experienced teachers. Personal tours are offered daily.
If you would like more information about Our Lady of Mount Carmel School please call 757-596-2754 or email Now enrolling!.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 274 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15

Top Rankings

Our Lady Of Mount Carmel ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students
274 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid Available Application deadline for Aid - June 1, 2018
Admissions Director
Kathy McKenna


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
Alter Servers/Ushers/Sacristans, Band, Boy Scouts, Choir, Girl Scouts, Lego Robotics, Math & Science Club, National Junior Honor Society, Sport Stacks, Student Council

Club or Organization:
Pope's Prayer Club, Student Ambassadors Program

School Notes

  • If you would like more information about Our Lady of Mount Carmel School please call (757) 596-2754 ext. 166 and schedule a tour with us! 

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Having had three children attend OLMC School and having experienced many other schools due to our military life, I can happily and easily say that OLMC School is by far the very best experience my children and our family has had. OLMC is more than just a school, it is a family and a faith community in which each of us was able to thrive!
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A five-star school by any standard of measurement. OLMC provides a superb, faithfully Catholic education and a loving, nurturing environment.
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Of all the schools my children have attended as we moved during a military career, OLMC School is without hesitation the very best of them all!
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Best school around! My children are learning so much and love going to school each day. They are happy, and their teachers really do care. They are growing up to be incredibly bright, loving, respectful children, and I owe much of it to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School! Highly recommend!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 274 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15

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