Advantage: Carmel

Carmel Catholic is moving forward with some of the most sweeping changes in the school’s history. Expansion and refinement of several academic programs, design and implementation of a modern classroom aesthetic, and completion of key projects already in the works characterize the $6 million initiative which is slated to be in place by Fall 2021.
Driven by our mission, this advancement reinforces our Roots, Relevance and Results.

Our growth, expansion, and impact reflect the values of our courageous Carmelite and BVM founders. Creating an environment where we experience the presence of God, connect with one another in true community, and live out our service to others is central to our mission.

  • Introduction of Spiritus Speaker Series
  • New Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center
  • Remodeling of the Brandsma Chapel
  • Mission-based makeover of hallways, common spaces and meeting areas

Always forward-thinking, Advantage: Carmel targets specific initiatives to ensure our educational offerings provide a distinct academic advantage while preparing students to excel in a globally competitive learning environment. Recognizing that a Catholic high school education is no longer a given but an intentional choice, we are committed to increasing access to Carmel.

  • More robust dual credit program
  • Conversion of classrooms to student-centered, technology-driven learning spaces
  • Debut of international student program
  • Further investment in faculty development
  • A 25% increase in tuition assistance
  • Upgrades in transportation to and from Carmel for families, including a carpool mobile app
  • Additional course offerings for junior high students

Parents and students choose Carmel as a partner to help them realize their goals. Our resources are designed to support those objectives. From the classroom to the stage to the field, Advantage: Carmel expands our capacity to deliver valued outcomes.

  • Increased capacity in the College and Career Counseling Center
  • A college-style academic support center
  • Integration of ACT prep into the curriculum
  • Remodeling of the auditorium
  • Athletic program upgrades, including a new fitness center, expanded athletic offerings and access to certified strength and conditioning coaches through our partnership with the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
  • Remodeling of the Engineering Center
Ultimately, this robust initiative is designed to strengthen Carmel's competitive distinction. Our commitment illustrates our ongoing investment in the principles, people and programs that have always been core to Carmel's success.