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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

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Join us for Street Scenes on February 10 and 11!

Carmel Catholic High School's largest annual fundraiser is filled with endless entertainment, including more than 50 live bands, improv, theater, a cabaret-style student show, local food and beverage vendors and much more!
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Dance Team Heads to State Finals

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.
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Carmel Catholic Joins Illinois Green Schools Project

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.
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Carmel Celebrates Catholic Schools Week January 30–February 3

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Now entering its 49th year, CSW will be observed at Carmel Catholic from January 30–February 3, with various activities to celebrate those who play a vital role in the Carmel Catholic community, including parents, volunteers, faculty/staff, board members, donors, and more.
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Engineering and Environmental Science Students Visit Chicago Architecture Center

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.
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Technology Student Internship (TSI) Students Complete Dell Tech Certification

TSI students Stephan Kruglov '23, Phillip Kruglov '25 and Luka Weideman '25 completed an online certification course relating to computer hardware, software, and some Dell-specific products, very similar to a CompTIA A+ Certification, allowing Carmel Catholic special access to a Dell technology program.
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Sustainability Students Create New Climate Scenario Using MIT Simulator

Students in the Human Ecological Footprint class, a dual credit course offered through Loyola University, created a new climate scenario using the MIT En-ROADS climate simulator. They applied their learning of new technology and natural systems to create policies to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions which lead to climate change.
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48 Seniors Named State Scholars

Congratulations to our students named Illinois State Scholars, among "the best and the brightest" of Illinois high school seniors in the Class of 2023. The combination of these students' exemplary college assessment examination scores and record of high school achievement indicates they have a high potential for success in college.
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Students Spread Christmas Cheer to Lake County Families

Carmel Catholic showed up in a BIG way to support those in need in Lake County this year. This year we collected $21,000 to provide numerous gifts for 63 families. This year follows many remarkable years in a tradition of generosity from the CCHS community to Lake County via Catholic Charities.

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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