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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.

Events

Alumni Return Day

Location: Carmel Catholic High School, enter through the Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center.

News

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Corsairs Against Procrastination Event Provides 125 Students With Support

Carmel Catholic High School’s REACH Center hosted its first-ever Corsairs Against Procrastination on December 6. Modeled after programs offered by colleges and universities, this event was staffed by over thirty tutors - mostly students helping their peers. With their assistance, students could catch up on homework and projects, have research papers proofread, and clear up concepts in preparation for finals.
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Advent Spotlight: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a title for Mary the Mother of God associated with her apparitions near Mexico City in December of 1531. The tilma of St. Jaun Diego bears her image to this day. Learn more about her profound spiritual and cultural significance.
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Carmel Students Cast Their Vote

For the second time in his teaching career, Carmel Catholic High School Civics teacher Mr. Jack Waddle was beaming with pride as he escorted 21 seniors to the Lake County Central Permit Facility in Libertyville, where they would cast their vote for the very first time as adults.
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Cafeteria Food Waste Program Begins

Carmel Catholic's new cafeteria food waste program kicked off on October 17. Carmel joins the growing number of schools that utilize food waste pick-up sent to a composting facility. Students have been learning about the importance of this undertaking and are being asked to sort their waste into three categories – food waste, recycling and landfill.
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Carmel "Goes Green for the Greater Good"

An exciting new committee has been established at Carmel – the Green Team – and includes teachers, staff, alumni, and students. Spearheaded by science teacher and newly named Campus Sustainability Manager Mrs. Michelle Titterton, the committee is taking a deep dive into helping educate through a new sustainable management program.
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Cultivating a Culture of Service

Carmel students participate in service trips throughout the year. According to Campus Minister Ms. Erin Kerger, “We want our students to proactively reach out to the greater community, to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world today. We always encourage them to bring their individual gifts, experiences, and talents to impact the world for the greater good."

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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