Transportation



Location

Mount Carmel High School
6410 South Dante Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Mount Carmel High School is conveniently located on the Southside of Chicago less than one mile from the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago.

The following major streets and highways are easily accessible from Mount Carmel:

  • Lakeshore Drive (U.S. Highway 41)
  • Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94)
  • Chicago Skyway (Interstate 90)
  • Stony Island Avenue (Exit Number 65 on the Bishop Ford Expressway, I-94)

Obama Presidential Center

The Barack Obama Foundation recently announced that Chicago will be the home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center. The Obama Presidential Center will include the presidential library, museum, and office and activity space for the Obama Foundation. The Chicago Tribune announced on July 27, 2016 that the Obama Presidential Center will be located in nearby Jackson Park, just 2 blocks from Mount Carmel's campus. Read more from the Tribune here...

Driving to Mount Carmel

Many students choose to drive and/or carpool to school every day. Students who drive to school can purchase a parking permit from the Caravan Spirit Store. With plenty of Parking spaces available, Mount Carmel does not limit the number of student parking permits that are issued.

Private Buses and Vans

Mount Carmel’s private bus system transports students from the south and southwest areas of the city, the south and southwest suburbs, the east side of the city, and Northwest Indiana. The buses offer reasonable rates, flexible routes, and a reliable mode of transportation for hundreds of Mount Carmel students. Since most Mount Carmel students participate in one or more athletic and/or extracurricular activities, activity buses are available which depart Mount Carmel at 6:00 p.m. The activity buses are offered in addition to the regularly scheduled buses which leave campus at 3:00 each day.

Bus routes are determined each summer based on the location of our student population. If you have any questions regarding a bus route, please contact the transportation director, Mr. Craig Ferguson at 773.324.1020 ext. 290 or cferguson@mchs.org

Register for TransportationMount Carmel Shuttle and Neighborhood Bus Service

CTA

Students may take CTA trains and buses to Mount Carmel, which is located near 64th street and Stony Island Avenue stops. 

Accessible by the Metra

Mount Carmel’s proximity to downtown Chicago allows students and families to take advantage of the Metra Railroad system available in Chicago and the surrounding suburban areas.

63rd Street Station
The Metra Electric and South Shore Railroad lines conveniently stop at 63rd street. The 63rd street station is located directly across from Mount Carmel High School.

Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center
A number of other Metra routes bring students from all over the Chicago land area to Union station or Ogilvie Transportation Center. Mount Carmel operates private shuttle bus service from these stations, located in downtown Chicago, to campus. A reverse commute in the morning and afternoon allows for a quick ten-minute ride to and from the Loop.

Student Tickets
10-ride Metra tickets are available for sale in the Main Office.

Tickets for the South Shore Railroad, which serves our students from Northwest Indiana, must be purchased at the South Shore ticket window. A student discount is available with a valid student I.D.

Bus routes are determined each summer based on the location of our student population. If you have any questions regarding a bus route, please contact the transportation director, Mr. Craig Ferguson at 773.324.1020 ext. 290 or cferguson@mchs.org. 

Bus Fees for the 2017-2018 school year:

Neighborhood Bus

$403 per trimester

Shuttle Bus: Pick up/drop off from Union Station and Ogilvie Station only

$180 per trimester