Who We Are
Carmel Catholic High School welcomes families from four counties, several countries, and more than 100 grade schools. Simply put, students choose to join the Corsair community, where they come to belong—to be known, to be supported, and to have the opportunity to contribute to their educational experience through participation in a myriad of academic, athletic, artistic, and spiritual pursuits during their time at CCHS.
For nearly six decades, Carmel graduates have offered their citizenship and service to the world. From the classroom to the boardroom, and from fields of athletic competition to those of scientific discovery, generations of CCHS students have left our halls with the ability to understand and contribute to the greater good of society. Now, with more than 16,000 alumni, the Corsair community is one of the largest and strongest of its kind, and we welcome your student to our family of future graduates.
At Carmel Catholic High School, we believe in the unique potential of every student to achieve and contribute. In recognition of this belief, Carmel students are provided with the opportunity and resources required to excel. In support of our learners, we offer access to an academic resource center, five tiers of diversified course placements—including Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Credit classes—and posses the ability to serve students with Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan accommodations.
We embrace our Catholic identity and the values of our founding sponsors, the Order of Carmelites (O.Carm.) and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM). The mission of Carmel Catholic High School is rooted in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, and we welcome students of all faith backgrounds to explore their purpose and potential. Our campus ministry programs, school masses, and transformative retreats provide the framework necessary to accompany students on their personal journey.
Carmel Catholic High School is recognized as an institution of academic excellence. As one of only two schools in the state of Illinois and one of just ten schools nationally to have earned the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Blue Ribbon award on four occasions, Carmel Catholic provides students with the academic rigor, artistic exploration, and spiritual enrichment to prepare graduates for college, and beyond.
Our innovative programming guides and supports individual pursuits while challenging students to embrace all they can become, and in welcoming students from around the globe, Carmel Catholic seeks to encourage a culture of encounter. Extracurricular activities, fine arts programming, and athletic competition afford our students the opportunity to develop their talents, and through our core Catholic educational experience, students explore the impact that sharing their gifts can have on the world.