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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.

Purpose of Carmel Catholic High School’s Social Media Sites:  

Carmel Catholic High School (“School”) has established social media sites primarily in order to inform parents, students, faculty/staff and alumni about programs and events (including those sponsored by other organizations), and to share materials to encourage dialogue and the exchange of information and knowledge between site visitors and the School about these programs, events and materials. The School’s social media sites will be used to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the School.
  • Provide additional ways of disseminating important information more quickly and efficiently.
  • Direct parents, students, faculty/staff and alumni to other resources where additional information can be found.
  • Notify the general public of School employment opportunities and opportunities with local Carmel-affiliated employers.
  • Engage stakeholders in new ways to encourage two-way communication.


  • “School” shall mean Carmel Catholic High School.
  • “Posting” shall mean any writing, image, video, download, audio file, and hyperlinks to other websites or media which is downloaded, referenced, inserted or placed upon any School social media site.
  • “Social media site” shall include any online forum/site, web application or account created and/or maintained by the School or its agents, which permits users to communicate with other users through postings, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs and chat rooms. 


The School is not responsible or liable for the content of postings by third parties on any School sponsored social media site, and postings do not reflect the opinions or positions of Carmel Catholic High School.
Waiver of Liability:
The School assumes no liability for damage incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies. The School is not responsible for any content not posted by the Administrators, and does not endorse any website or advertisement linked on the sites. 

Terms of Service:

School social media sites are third party sites and have terms of service and policies that are not governed by the School. These third party sites are not official School sites and the third party’s website terms of service and policies apply. The terms of service for the social media sites primarily used by Carmel Catholic High School can be found below:

Linking Policy:

Links from websites or social media channels affiliated with any other websites do not constitute or imply agency endorsement of those sites, their content or products and services associated with those sites.

No Privacy:  

You should have no expectation of privacy in postings on School sponsored social media sites, and by utilizing these sites, you consent to the School’s right to access, monitor and read any postings on the sites. If requested, the School must disclose public records to third party requestors unless certain exemptions apply. 


By posting on the School’s social media sites, you give the School permission to use your name, profile picture, and the content of any posting you make without compensation to you or liability on the part of the School. This permission ends when you delete your posting.


The purpose of the School’s social media sites is to inform parents, students, faculty/staff and alumni about School programs, events (including those sponsored by other organizations) and materials, and to encourage dialogue and the exchange of information and knowledge between users about these programs, events and materials. Accordingly, any postings inconsistent with this stated purpose, as determined by the School in its sole discretion, may be removed in accordance with the process set forth in this policy. Examples of postings not permitted include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advertisements
  • Spam
  • Postings which contain obscene matter
  • Disparaging, harassing, abusive, profane or offensive postings
  • Postings that are hateful, threatening, pornographic or contain graphic or gratuitous violence
  • Potentially libelous or defamatory postings
  • Postings which contain privileged, proprietary or confidential information about any person, business or entity
  • Postings which violate or potentially violate local, state or federal laws, including, without limitation, intellectual property and copyright laws
  • Postings which discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, age, sexual orientation, creed or ancestry
  • Postings which are sexually harassing, including, without limitation, epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, sexual rumors that show hostility toward individuals based on gender, derogatory comments about individuals’ body or appearance, unwelcome sexual compliments, innuendos, suggestions or jokes
  • Postings which promote alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or other tobacco products, or any illegal product, service or activity
  • Postings which support or oppose any labor organization or any action by, on behalf of or against any labor organization
  • Postings which support or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate for public office, the investigation, prosecution or recall of a public official, or the passage of a levy or bond issue

Violations of this Policy: 

Postings which the School in its sole discretion, deems unpermitted under this policy, may be removed in whole or in part by the School or its Administrators immediately upon discovery by the School or its Administrators without notice. The School reserves the right to ban or block users who have posted in violation of this policy.

Reporting Violations:

Users may report violations of the School’s social media site’s policies to the School by contacting the Administrators of Carmel Catholic High School’s social media sites by emailing

Employee Postings:  

  • School employees are not prohibited from posting on the School’s social media sites during their personal time outside of work. As an employee, you must be aware that information you display or comments you make on the School’s social medial sites may be viewed by other users as representing official School-sponsored information or comments.  
  • Unless you are specifically asked to do so, you are not authorized to speak on behalf of the School. When sharing information about the School or your area of expertise, please make it clear that you are offering your own opinions.
  • Never reveal information that is covered by the non-disclosure agreement that you signed before accepting employment at Carmel Catholic High School. In addition, never disclose information that has not already been made public by the School. This includes, but is not limited to, financial data, staffing changes, etc. 
  • At all times, be respectful of the School as well as its employees, students, parents, vendors and competitors. Remember that you are ultimately responsible for your online behavior and should avoid content or actions that are defamatory, pornographic, proprietary, harassing, libelous or threatening. You can be sued by individuals affected by such content.


By joining, utilizing and/or posting on the School’s social media sites, you agree to comply with this Policy.

To access a printable copy of this policy, click here.