Main Menu

Carmel Catholic High School is a private college preparatory and secondary school for young men and women in grades 9 through 12. Carmel Catholic provides a quality Catholic education and is committed to meeting the academic, physical, social and spiritual needs of the students it serves. At the core of Carmel Catholic are an abiding commitment to community service and a deep respect for all people.

Carmel Catholic is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) and the Order of Carmelites (O.Carm.). In 1960, the Archdiocese of Chicago invited these two religious communities to build a co-institutional Catholic high school in Lake County.

For more than 50 years...

Carmel Catholic High School has continued a rich tradition of academic excellence. As a Catholic college preparatory school, we strive to provide every opportunity for our students to succeed, allowing them to become reflective, grateful, and responsible individuals. Our 16,000+ alumni continue to lead lives of faith and service well beyond their high school years.

Four-Time Blue Ribbon School

Carmel Catholic High School is one of two schools in the state and less than 10 schools nationwide to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon School award by the U.S. Department of Education FOUR times! 

Curriculum Guide

View our 2017-2018 curriculum guide to see what Carmel Catholic High School has to offer!

We Support the Arts

During the summer of 2013, Carmel Catholic completed a new 33,000 square foot Fine and Performing Arts Center. This innovative center features classrooms and practice rooms for instrumental and choral students, a dance studio, a black box theater, visual arts studios, an art gallery, a darkroom, and a Mac computer lab.

Express Yourself

Carmel Catholic’s outstanding Fine and Performing Arts curriculum allows students to gain a broad understanding and appreciation of the arts. There are diverse opportunities to excel in vocal, instrumental, performing, and visual arts.  

Go Corsairs!

More than 85% of Carmel Catholic students participate in interscholastic sports and intramural play. We offer 12 boys' sports and 12 girls' sports. Scholarship offers from some of the nation's finest colleges and universities have been made to our students in nearly every sport.

EFT Sports Performance

Do you want to be a better version of your current self? CCHS has partnered with EFT Sports Performance to offer personalized training opportunities. Click here to learn more.


Beyond the Classroom

Carmel Catholic offers many opportunities to get involved, including service opportunities, clubs, dances, fundraisers, and other social events.

By participating in extracurricular activities, students develop skills such as leadership, working with others, responsibility, and self-discipline. The school strongly encourages all students to become involved in at least one extracurricular activity; most students participate in several. 

Carmel Catholic believes that the spiritual growth students experience through ministry to others will lead to a lifetime commitment to service. All students participate in the school’s Christian Service Program, which requires each student to perform 20 hours of services to the community each semester.

We Are Grateful

Carmel Catholic is most grateful to its many generous donors. Charitable donations may be restricted to a specific area of interest, may be unrestricted or may be planned to accommodate a donor's unique tax situation. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Carmel Catholic's Director of Institutional Advancement is available to discuss these options at any time.

View Content

<< Back

Driver's Education Program at Carmel

We know the difficulty that teenagers and their parents face in managing their student’s busy schedules. After-school activities and athletic team commitments only add to the difficulty of fitting in after school and evening activities like driver’s education. So we’re making it easier by bringing driver’s education right to your school.

What is Fresh Green Light at Carmel Catholic?

Fresh Green Light is an Illinois DMV Certified Driver Education Program. We have developed a more effective, more convenient, and more fun way to learn to drive. We’re committed to delivering the best customer experience possible for new teen drivers and their parents.  

What does the program include?

The basic program meets all of the Illinois DMV requirements for issuance of a driver’s license and includes 8 hours of private, behind-the-wheel lessons, and 30 hours of classroom instruction taught right in a Carmel Catholic High School classroom.  

When is the next session?

Check Fresh Green Light's online calendar for class times and availability. Each student will receive 8 hours of private behind-the-wheel lessons. Lessons will be available Monday – Friday from 2:30-7 p.m. built around classroom instruction times.

Who is eligible to participate in the program?

Any current Carmel High School student who is 15 years old, or will turn 15 years old before the final day of the registered class session may enroll in the program.  

What is the cost?

The cost for the program is $625.00, a portion of which will be donated back to the Carmel Catholic High School.

What if I have questions?

Please contact Fresh Green Light directly.

Email: •  Phone: 847.793.3100 • Visit our Facility:  300 Village Square, Lincolnshire, IL

How do I register?

Click here to register now.