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Mt Carmel High School

Private | 9-12 | 755 students


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Posted February 12, 2014

Mt Carmel is designed for boys who love to play sports. There are 3 sports seasons and 3 academic trimesters. Sports are extremely competitive so don't be surprised if your son doesn't make the basketball, football or baseball team. The curricular options are solid with a good mix of AP classes. However the teaching quality is low. There are some outstanding teachers but the sad truth is that most teachers are hired for their ability to coach a sport first and teach second. If you have a son that thrives on playing sport and needs to play competitive sports to wake up and go to school everyday then Mt. Carmel is the perfect school. If you have a son who has varied interests and may want to get involved in more academic pursuits such as robotics,math club etc. look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 7, 2013

Mount Carmel truly is an AMAZING! We live in Pullman area in Chicago and my son travels an hour just to attend Mount Carmel each day. When we started looking for schools for our four kids, we realized that there weren't that many good CPS schools in our area. Knowing that our kids had to get a good education, in order to compete in this world. We turned to Catholic schools. Sure, it was a major financial investment to send four kids to catholic schools but we could not sacrifice our kids education nor livelihood. We chose St. Columbanus School on the south side because it provided a solid academic program. Our oldest son graduated from St. C in the 95% percentile. He was accepted to Jones & Mount Carmel. We chose Mt. Carmel so that he could continue a faith based, academically sound school. He is enrolled in all honor classes at Mt. Carmel & have met kids from all over Illinois. He participate in sports and community service. I know that Mt.Carmel is helping to shape him into a responsible, well educated young man. I have no regrets when we chose Mt. Carmel. We have another son and he will attend Mount Carmel also. Catholic schools are worth every penny.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 15, 2013

I am currently a junior at the school and I enjoy it. I wouldn't consider myself an athlete. I am in the honors/AP curriculum and it is challenging. The only problem I have with this school is they should try to expand their science department, especially with the new seven period day. Also, they should look into starting more clubs.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 18, 2012

Mount Carmel HS offers a superior scholastic experience, dedicated to the development of young men in a safe, challenging and requiring environment. My Grandfather liked the biblical phrase, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another". Mount Carmel HS provides the 'iron' necessary to sharpen the 'iron' that is the 'young men of Mount Carmel HS', and these are the 'young men' who wish to one day graduate as 'Men of Carmel'. The discipline and dedication required to attend Mount Carmel High School is not for everyone, but for those who stay the course and graduate, I believe most will be made better by the experience.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 23, 2010

I am a parent of a current student and believe this school is wonderful. The academics are challenging, sports are amazing, diversity is excellent! It's truly a place where you see your son come in as a boy and leave as a man. I have seen great improvements in my son since his freshman year. As a parent who believes it takes a village to raise a child MC is definitley the place you would want to send your son. I know most of the reviews tried to focus on athletics, however this is coming from a parent whose son is a brain not an athlete!
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Posted May 22, 2010

Mount Carmel was an excellent time (Academically, Spiritually as well as Athletically) . Can't wait to send my son there.

Posted February 8, 2010

I feel for the fee that is charged monthly, I believe that the acadamics of the school lag behind the preimere magnet schools located in Chicago. If you want your child to be a football star this is the place to be but if you want your child to be prepared for a college experience than I do not feel Mt. Carmel is the place to be.
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Posted November 15, 2008

I am currently a Freshman at Mt. Carmel, and I think that it is great. I run cross country, and am trying out for the baseball team. I will admit that I am not one of the best athletes on the team. I think that the person that said that if you are a great athlete the teachers will treat you great, is totally wrong because over the past trimester I have been at Mt. Carmel, every teacher has treated me equally. I mean it happens to every high school you go to if you are a quarterback, you will have a lot more attention than others. But at Mt. Carmel, no matter what race, religion, or color, we are treated all equally. That's what makes Mount Carmel so great.
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Posted August 25, 2008

If your son plays football or is some other kind of athletic star, he'll enjoy the treatment. But if not....two of my son's junior teachers did not know his name in October. There are some good teachers and some who simply do not teach. My son feels valued for who he is at his new school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 21, 2008

I wish to briefly express how it is more than simply a school/place that a student attends . . . Go there !? As a mt. Carmel alum it is important to touch on this concept of: 'go there'. Mt. Carmel is not a school (or place) to '. . .Go there', or to have 'went to'! but, it is a choice that becomes an experience, that grows into a way of life and fuses you to a living breathing community. A unique blend of family and institution that you are forever a part. We at mc believe that this occurs only at 64th & dante.

Posted March 2, 2008

Mount Carmel is a school that is devoted to excellence and strives to be the best. this comes through the hard working staff and the highly spirited students. and I am proud to stand next to each and every one of my fellow class mates. go MC
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 25, 2007

Superbe academics, caring staff, wonderful milieu for a develooping child...
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Posted May 23, 2007

It does not surprise me that Mt. Carmel now has the most male applicants of any Catholic high school in the Chicago Archdiocese for 2007. Famed for Caravan football state championships and powerhouse athletic teams in most sports, as a parent, you are more impressed with the faculty and staff dedication to superior academic success among all students, turning boys into responsible young men. 95% of graduates go on to colleges such as Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and just about anywhere a student would imagine. The school has overcome a perception problem with location on the Southside of Chicago and aging facilities but has raised $20 million to update the campus in a gentrifying area just three blocks south of the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry, and new terrific science, computer, and athletic facilities. Easily accessible by train, bus, and car.
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Posted August 19, 2003

An all over wonderful experience. Diversity, comradery, spiritual leadership, hard work, sportsmanship. A bond that lasts for years. A very special place, a place where young men are enouraged to be all they can be.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 51%
Black 32% 18%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz
  • All boys
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
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  • (773) 324-9235


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6410 South Dante Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
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