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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.

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.

EFT Sports Performance Program 2016-17

We are excited to announce that Carmel Catholic High School has partnered with EFT Sports Performance for the 2016-17 school year!

EFT Sports Performance is a world-class training program that caters to a wide variety of clientele, including professional athletes, collegiate/elite high school athletes, corporate executives and adults. 

For $300, EFT trainers will provide up to five small and/or large group sessions for one year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017). Trainers will be available before and after school and on Saturday mornings. 

EFT training programs...

  • Are customized for the client or group’s training goals using various methodologies.
  • Bridge the gap between strength training and sport training through the use of dynamic, movement-based exercises. By training movements, not muscles, your body learns to directly apply your strength and power gains to the movements made during your sport. This efficient formula yields maximum results in minimal time. Every workout and exercise is designed to maximize your potential.
  • Provide year-long training for athletes.

EFT's offerings include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pre and post assessments
  • Functional total body strength training
  • Sports and position-specific skill development
  • Multi-directional quickness
  • Jumping plyometrics
  • Core strength and stability training
  • Injury prevention exercises
  • Injury recovery exercises following rehabilitation
  • Flexibility training

All these offerings are available to Carmel Catholic students, parents, faculty and staff! 

Carmel Coaches and Players Credit EFT for Success

In a recent Lake County News-Sun post, Amanda Elert '16, named ESCC Player of the Year, and softball coach Shane Scheuneman credited EFT training for the Corsairs' power surge this softball season.

To learn more about EFT Sports Performance, visit their website at and/or view their promotional flyer.

If you have any questions about the 2016-17 program, please contact Mr. Andy Bitto at 847-388-3328 or

Please note: If you would prefer to add the $300 per participant fee to your tuition account, click here to print the appropriate form. Please complete and submit this form to Mr. Andy Bitto, Carmel Catholic High School, One Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, IL 60060.