About MCHS

Since 1900 Mount Carmel High School has prepared young men from throughout Chicago to face the challenges of college and life with confidence and courage by inspiring our students to live with Zeal for God, for Life, and for Learning.
In cooperation with the family, our school offers an educational program which exposes a young man to a variety of ideas and experiences and, in doing so, aims to produce a reflective critical-thinking adult. We establish a solid foundation spiritually, intellectually, socially, culturally, morally, and physically, and expect our students to make progress in these areas according to their abilities, under the requirements of our nation's laws and within the spirit of the Gospel.

Credentials 

Mount Carmel is recognized and approved by:

  • The National Catholic Education Association
  • The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools        
  • The Illinois State Board of Education, Nonpublic School Recognition

Mount Carmel is a member of:

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Carmelite Secondary Education Association    
  • Catholic High School Association of Religion Teachers
  • Chicago Catholic League
  • The College Board
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Missouri Library Network Corporation
  • American Library Association
  • Illinois State Library and Media Association
  • Illinois Council for the Social Studies
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Honor Society
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Phi Delta Kappa

 

Mission

The mission of Mount Carmel High School is to Live with Zeal for God, for Life, and for Learning.  Our mission, and our desire to fulfill this mission is inspired by the inscription on the Carmelite shield found in the 1st Book of Kings, Ch 19:  “Zelo Zelatus Sum Pro Domino Deo Exercituum,” which has been translated literally as “I have been most zealous for the Lord, the God of Hosts,” or more liberally as “I am filled with zeal for the Lord My God.” 

It is with zeal that we as a community seek to instill a love for God, a passion for all that life offers, and a commitment to learning in all of our young men.  We accomplish our mission by committing to our Caravan Values.

Caravan Values

Character
As the premier Catholic, college-preparatory school for boys in the Chicago area, Mount Carmel is committed to the work of BUILDING CHARACTER that will prepare young men to live their vocations with faith and passion.

Academic Excellence
Mount Carmel High School is committed to ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, and to a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for acceptance into college and success in life.

Respect and Responsibility
Mount Carmel High School is committed to a diverse student body, and to teaching students RESPECT for others and RESPONSIBILITY for the community in which they live and learn.

A Family Atmosphere
Mount Carmel High School is committed to A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE that embraces every student, appreciates every parent, and treasures every alumnus.

Values for Christian Living
Mount Carmel High School is committed to our Catholic identity, to a curriculum that teaches the VALUES of CHRISTIAN LIVING and to activities that challenge students to grow in their faith and commitment to service, walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Athletic Achievement
Mount Carmel High School is committed to exceptional ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT and other extra and co-curricular activities that provide students with life-shaping experiences of discipline, teamwork and goal-setting.

Nurturing Environment
Mount Carmel High School is committed to an educational experience that is rooted in the most effective strategies for teaching boys, and to providing students with the rules, structures and personal support that create a genuinely NURTURING ENVIRONMENT.


Mount Carmel does not discriminate​ ​on the basis of race​ ​or ethnic origin in the​ ​administration of educational​ ​policies, financial aid, co-curricular ​programs or other school​ ​programs.​