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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.



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.

Join Us at Open House!

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend our annual Open House. Faculty/staff, school administrators, and current students will be available to answer questions as you explore our campus and current offerings. Learn more about Carmel’s unique high school experience, including programs that support academic, social, and spiritual growth. Register now at

Four-Time Award Winner

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! 

Class of 2016 Highlights 

100% graduation rate
99% college bound
Nearly $35 million awarded in college scholarships
54,000+ hours of Christian service performed
26.2 average ACT
2 National Merit Finalists
8 National Merit Commended Scholars
94 Illinois State Scholars

Curriculum Guide

View our 2016-17 curriculum guide to see what Carmel Catholic High School has to offer!


OCTOBER 21, 2 P.M. & 6 P.M.

The Carmel Catholic Fine Arts Department presents an upbeat choral and instrumental show that will delight all ages!  Join Carmel Catholic in the cafeteria for two performances beginning at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Find more information and order your tickets now at

Fall Play: Murder at Coppersmith Inn  


Find yourself with uncontrollable laughter following the events of three madcap high school students who find themselves in over their heads when they are cast in leading roles for a weekend dinner theater company. A hilarious theatrical travesty ensues with missed cues, wrong character scenes, and ill-timed special effect mix-ups. More funny business comes to light when the "Murder Mystery" is thrown into chaos by the ineptitude on stage. Watch the characters carefully; there is more to them than meets the eye. Purchase tickets now on ticketleap.


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.