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A Five-time National Blue Ribbon School

The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Carmel Catholic High School is proud to be a five-time National Blue Ribbon School – one of only two private schools in the nation to receive this award five times.

At A Glance

  • Carmel Catholic Community
    Our welcoming and inclusive community spans six decades and is made up of 1,150 students and more than 16,000 alumni.
  • College Preparatory
    We offer a robust curriculum that prepares students to excel in college. Our College and Career Resource Center provides families with countless resources.
  • Mission and Values
    Building a sense of purpose in our students is at the heart of Carmel Catholic. Our faculty and staff empower students to become servant leaders.
  • Embracing Our Catholic Identity
    We offer daily opportunities for prayer and reflection. Students share their talents with the community through our Christian Service Program.
  • A Five-time National Blue Ribbon School
    Having earned this award on five occasions, Carmel Catholic provides students with the academic rigor, artistic exploration, and spiritual enrichment to prepare graduates for college, and beyond.
  • Students Are Involved
    The student experience is enhanced by countless activities both inside and outside the classroom, including fine arts, athletics, fundraisers and social events.


Candlelit Rosary Walk

Time: 7 PM
Location: Gather outside the St. Titus Brandsma, O.Carm. Chapel



Carmel Catholic Partners With The Social Institute

Carmel Catholic has launched a partnership with The Social Institute, a national leader in curriculum designed to equip students to navigate the complex intersection of well-being, social media and technology.

Announcing the Fall Play and Spring Musical

The Fine and Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce our Fall Play, Clue, and our Spring Musical, Seussical! Clue performance dates are November 10, 11 and 12. Suessical performance dates are April 12, 13, 14. Save the dates and stay tuned for ticket information!

Corey Featured in Therapy Dog Video

Carmel Catholic's therapy dog, Corey, was recently featured in a video by Suburban K9 Dog Training. Learn more about what Corey does on a day-to-day basis in his role as a certified therapy dog.

Corsairs Grow Vegetables for Local Community

For the second year in a row, Corsairs have been busy growing vegetables organically in Elijah's garden. More than 200 lbs of produce have been donated to the St. Joseph's Food Pantry in Libertyville.

Celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

On Sunday, July 16, Carmel Catholic celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with Mass in the St. Titus Brandsma Chapel. This was a joyous occasion with many in attendance, including students, faculty and staff, board members, and representatives from one of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of the BVM.

Carmelite Student Leadership Gathering Held at CCHS

The Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center was the site of a joint Carmel Catholic, Mount Carmel, and Joliet Catholic Academy leadership gathering with students and faculty representatives. Carmelite priests and brothers spent the day reflecting on their charisms, particularly that of listening to God in the silence, finding God, finding ourselves, and helping others to do the same.

Bread of Life Teen Event

On Saturday evening, Carmel Catholic High School hosted the Bread of Life Eucharistic night of encounter for teens across the Archdiocese! In collaboration with the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist as well as the Archdiocese of Chicago, many religious, teens, parents, and parishioners came together in our St. Titus Brandsma Chapel for adoration, testimonials from Carmel students Brigid Burke and Kevin Murphy, the celebration of Mass, and an outdoor Eucharistic Procession concluding with Benediction. We are so grateful to those who joined us in prayer, those who have helped to make this possible, and especially Bishop Jeffrey Grob and Bishop Robert Lombardo (auxiliary bishops of Chicago) for blessing us with their presence and presiding at Mass.

Our Mission

Centered in Jesus Christ, Carmel Catholic is a college preparatory high school, empowering students to be servant leaders filled with zeal for faith and scholarship. Rooted in the charisms of the Order of Carmelites and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Catholic community embraces a tradition of dignity, diversity, and justice.
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