Programs and Tours

We invite your family to explore the value of a Carmel Catholic education by attending any of our upcoming Admissions programs.
Explore our sprawling 55-acre campus by registering for a guided tour, led by a member of the Carmel Catholic admissions team. Journey through the halls that have welcomed generations of Corsairs, and receive an insider's look at the future of the Carmel Catholic campus. Campus tours are offered weekly on Wednesdays at 8 am and 11:45 am. All visitors must register in advance as attendance is limited. If you need to arrange a tour for an alternative date or time, please contact [email protected] or 847.388.3418.
Unable to join us in person? Take a virtual tour!
Prospective students spend a day on campus alongside a current Carmel Catholic student as they immerse themself in our community, attend classes, and witness the joy and friendship that permeate through our hallways.
Who Can Visit With Us?
During the fall semester, the Shadow Day program is open to 8th grade students as well as prospective high school transfer students entering grades 9, 10 and 11. Starting in January, 7th grade students are welcome to shadow. 
What Should I Expect?
Visiting students will interact with their future classmates and teachers as they trace an academic schedule, and will enjoy a complimentary lunch from the cafeteria. Shadow Days are be offered on most school days and are held from 7:45 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Please register online at least two school days in advance.
Who Will My Child Shadow?
You have two options – request a specific student as your child's guide, or provide us with some of your child's interests and we will pair them up with a wonderful student guide.
How do I Schedule a Visit?
Parents must register their child online at least two school days in advance of their preferred visit date.
The Carmel Catholic High School entrance exam is offered to 8th grade students who have not tested at any other Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Prospective students will complete the High School Placement Test (HSPT), the results of which will be used for admission to Carmel Catholic; initial course placement in math, science, and English; and merit scholarship consideration.
  • Date: Main testing date is Saturday, December 2, 2023 with several make-up testing dates offered in 2023 and 2024
  • Location: Carmel Catholic High School
  • Calculator: Not permitted
  • Fee: $25, payable online
  • Accommodations: Must be pre-approved
  • Length: Approximately 3 hours
As a Catholic institution, Carmel Catholic is committed to making a college preparatory education available to all who wish to share in our mission. To assist prospective families, we invite parents to attend a financial aid seminar, where information regarding the cost of attendance and financial assistance will be presented. Financial aid seminars will be offered bi-weekly and are open to all. Please register in advance. Learn more about our financial aid program at

Experience Carmel Catholic at Open House, held each year in November. During your visit, you will take a student-led tour of our campus as you learn more about our innovative programming that guides and supports individual pursuits while challenging students to embrace all they can become. Interacting with countless Carmel Catholic community members along the way, you will see firsthand the pride and enthusiasm of our students, faculty, staff and families.

All ages are welcome. Registration is coming soon.

Event and Program Registration
All registration for the events and programs listed above takes place in the Admissions Portal. If you need to create an account, you will be directed to complete an inquiry form which will give you access to the Admissions Portal, where you will be able to sign-up for events, and allows our admissions team to share information about important dates and life as a Corsair.
Inquire About Carmel Catholic
Hoping to learn more about Carmel Catholic High School? Prospective families are encouraged to submit a formal inquiry, which allows our admissions team to share information about upcoming events, the application process, and life as a Corsair. The journey begins here, and we welcome your interest!
More Ways to Connect
We invite you to experience our traditions, camaraderie, and community for yourself. Grab a ticket to a Fine Arts show or performance, or catch a seat on the sideline of a sporting event—we are amazed by the talent and dedication of our students, and we invite you to share in our love for the Corsairs.
Throughout the school year and summer, Carmel Catholic offers a variety of opportunities for younger students to get involved in our community, make new friends, brush up on their skills and even gain high school credit! Learn more about our academic courses and athletic camps.