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.
The Carmel Catholic IT Department has recently formed a valuable partnership with ITsavvy, aimed at improving the repair process for Chromebooks issued to the students. Since the collaboration began last school year, the IT Department has been able to provide incoming students with Chromebooks, ensuring they have the necessary tools for their academic journey. Moreover, this partnership has paved the way for the school's TSI (Technology Student Internship) students to gain hands-on experience in repairing Chromebooks, thanks to access to a parts bin on-site.
On Monday evening, the Carmel Catholic Girls Gymnastics Team took to the fieldhouse of Stevenson High School in need of a minor miracle to extend their streak of consecutive IHSA Regional titles. Trailing by 36.6 points heading into the final event, the Corsairs claimed four of the floor exercise's top-six positions to earn 36.85 points and eke out a victory over the Blue Devils of Warren. The win sends CCHS to the IHSA Sectional round for a school-record 21st-consecutive competition season.
Friday, January 26 marked another unique collaborative experience for students with the Spungen Foundation, as the organization brought the theatrical play of Letters from Anne and Martin to Carmel Catholic. Students from the Holocaust and U.S. History classes, along with Criminal Law class viewed the performance, followed by a Q&A with the actors.
Carmel Catholic High School is thrilled to offer a business networking group exclusively for Carmel Catholic community adult members. All alumni, current parents, past parents and Carmel Catholic business sponsors are invited to attend our monthly meetings. Connect with business professionals who have the same values and sense of community as you do.
Each year, as the semester comes to a close and finals loom on the horizon, it is normal for students to feel a little overwhelmed and stressed. That's why Carmel Catholic was thrilled to host another year of De-stress Fest, a week-long event designed by Student Services to promote student mental health and well-being.
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.