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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.

Tuition and Financial Assistance


The Board of Directors approves tuition annually. There are additional fees for athletics, certain classes, course materials, and some clubs.  Carmel Catholic High School’s tuition for the 2017-18 school year is $11,650.

There are three payment plans available.

  • Paid In full: if you pay by July 1, you will receive $100 off. A statement will be mailed at the beginning of June.
  • Two payment plan: payment is due at the beginning of each semester (July and December). A statement will be mailed at the beginning of June and November.
  • Monthly payment plan: payments are processed via a bank draft by FACTS Management Company and budgeted over ten months from July through April. The total tuition includes a $75 finance charge from the school. In addition, a non-refundable $30 service charge from FACTS will be charged to your account in June. A statement listing the charges and monthly payment amount will be mailed in June.

Course fees and other charges will be billed to the student tuition account. If applicable, scholarships and financial aid will be deducted evenly from each payment.

A Tuition Preference Form must be completed to elect your payment plan. If a student withdraws during the school year, tuition will be prorated by taking the number of weeks the student attended school, adding four weeks and then dividing the total by the number of weeks in the school year.

Click here to access a printable 2017-18 tuition and fee schedule.

Click here to access a printable state of the school letter.


Carmel Catholic High School is able to offer financial assistance to families who qualify.  All families must complete an online application every year to be considered for financial aid.  Current Carmel students and registered incoming students may apply online at If possible, please submit your application by April 1, 2017.

Financial Aid applications completed by early April will be reviewed for consideration first and this may enhance your chances for receiving financial aid.  The result of the applications will be sent to Carmel Catholic and notification letters will be mailed in early June.

Only students who have completed the registration process at Carmel Catholic can be considered for financial aid.

Please read the instructions carefully, complete the online application and mail or fax the supporting documentation.  The FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment charges a processing fee of $30.00.

Click here to access the FACTS Grant & Aid Brochure.

Click here to learn more about what documentation is needed before completing a financial aid application.

Click here to access the FACTS Monthly Agreement and/or FACTS Grant & Aid Application.

If you have any questions, please call the Business Office at 847-388-3336.