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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.




Carmel Catholic invites 6th and 7th grade students to CARMELFEST on Saturday, May 14, from 7-9:30 p.m.  CARMELFEST is a truly one-of-a-kind event with games, food music and much more! The $5 admission fee gives students access to all attractions as well as food. Find more information and pre-register online at

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Class of 2015 Highlights

- 100% graduation rate

- 99% college bound

- Nearly $32.5 million in college scholarships awards

- 3 National Merit Finalists

- 8 National Merit Commended Scholars

- 84 Illinois State Scholars

- 7 Advanced Placement Scholars with Honors and 5 Advanced Placement Scholars

Carmel Catholic High School is one of two public and private 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 a record four times (1985, 1996, 2002 and 2007).

Registration for our summer academic courses and camps is NOW OPEN! Visit to view our 2016 Carmel Summer guide and register.

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.  

Upcoming Concerts

Spring Instrumental Concert: May 5, 7 p.m.
Spring Choral Concert: May 12, 7 p.m.
Orchesis Dance Concert: May 20, 7 p.m. and 
May 21, 2 p.m.

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.

Registration for our summer athletic camps is NOW OPEN! Visit to view our camp guide and register.



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.