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.
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.
On March 22, students learned about the waste generated from once use plastic utensils and options for minimizing that waste. Alll students were provided with a reusable utensil kit that they are being asked to use in the cafeteria. The utensils are made from environmentally friendly materials.
five members of Wind Ensemble participated in the IHSA Solo and Ensemble contest at Harvard High School. Sophomores Bridget Kaull, Sydney Krcmarik, Kelly O'Hara, and Elizabeth Vinnes, and junior Lexi Belyaev all represented Carmel well with their talent and professionalism.
The Carmel Catholic High School Fine Arts Department generously donated funds raised from the Christmas concert to purchase many of the comfort items and bags for this wonderful community service project.
For the past 39 years, more than 20 Graham family members have religiously served on the chain crew, commonly known as the chain gang, managing the signal poles on the sidelines during Corsair home football games.
On the merits of their 1st-place finish at the IHSA Sectional event at South Elgin High School on January 21, the Carmel Catholic Varsity Dance Team has earned a second-consecutive trip to the IHSA State Finals, set for Friday, January 27 (preliminary round) and Saturday, January 28 (top-12 qualifiers) in Bloomington, Illinois.
This school year Carmel Catholic became a member of the Illinois Green School Project, an arm of the Illinois Green Alliance. Carmel Catholic joins dozens of other schools making progress on their sustainability journey and, in return, is provided with resources and mentorship regarding zero waste initiatives.
Carmel Civil Engineering and Environmental Science students attended a field trip to the Chicago Architecture Center on January 9, to learn about the growth of the city of Chicago and meet the clean energy needs of the future. They visited the Energy Revolution exhibit, which demonstrates how we can respond to the climate crisis by transforming our energy use in the built environment.
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.