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Wichita, KS
Students enrolled: 903

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8506 East Central Avenue
Wichita, KS 67206

(316) 634-0315
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October 24, 2014
It is better than Public schools but, has its own issues. Has just started random drug testing. Although many parents against it too bad. If your child does not submit to hair follicle testing they are not allowed to attend. If a student arrives with shaved head. A positive drug test will be entered on student record. Principal promoting random drug testing will ensure a drug free environment for your child. Which is hardly true. The so called exceptional education we have yet to see. They are lacking in Sciences and History. Teachers have to push Religion more than the subject or they will be looking for a new job. My child jokes every class is "Honors Religion". My child is taking all Honors classes and still bored to death. We are unsure how his "college prep" education will fair...

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2014
Great CATHOLIC school where the faith is professed. High levels of academic teaching as well ample extra-cirricular activities. Tuition-free for members of the Catholic Church.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2013
This high school is fair for a private religious (Catholic) school. One thing that is disappointing is the school spirit - it's not that great. Go to a basketball game and you will see what I'm talking about. The school president stands facing the students most of the game and as a result, the students remain largely subdued. It's kind of weird! They put students on different tracks when they start as 8th graders. If your kid is above average the teaching staff will show great interest, if not, be warned, your kid will suffer and they won't hesitate to kick him/her out without empathy for your familiy's personal situation. Team or group learning is lacking. Come to think of It, it does seem, as one other writer noted on this forum that the school works hard at protecting the it's reputation over ensuring that all kids have a chance to learn. If you are willing to pay a little more, send your kid to the Wichita Independent School or Collegiant. They both have great reputations as private college prep schools. It's our experience that they offer a much more nurturing learning environment. Just make a visit and you will readily see.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2012
If a student gets involved and interacts with the teachers they can get the very best education and high school experience. The teachers give their attention in time to the students who care about their education. If a student engages their teachers in thoughtful questions and challenges themselves, the teachers will do so in return. You get what you put in to it. Kapaun can really prepare you for everything college will through at you.

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2012
This school does not help the student body what-so-ever. They think that schools image is more important the the academics that they teach. If you want your kid to get a good education and more of a personable experience, not just put on a track and sent through the system, then send your kid somewhere else. They label each student and place them on a "track" where when you first enter the schools based on your child's test scores, they predetermine whether your kid will be successful or not. If your kid is chosen to be successful, they will be in favor of and helped tremendously more than any other student. If your kid is not, they will be neglected and treated as with no purpose but to get the parent's money. If you want your kid to go through school with out the administration putting labels on your kids, send them somewhere else. This school is highly over rated. Don't believe me? Go sit in on some classes and you will see exactly what I am talking about.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
Kapaun offers a superior education to all of its students. I think all Crusaders are likely to have an advantage when they enter college, regardless of whether or not they followed the Cum Laude curriculum. Honors classes are open to everyone; and, they just move at a more rapid pace than general courses. What Kapaun Mt. Carmel teaches all of its students is a work ethic and a behavior that they will use to for the rest of their lives. Kapaun raises the bar and gives all students the tools they need to be successful.

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2010
Kapaun is one of the best schools in wichita. They give students every chance to participate in after school activites. Plus they teacher quality in amazing. Everyone i know who took advantage what was offered became very successful.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2010
Firstly, young adults in here turn out great regardless of their classes. This is because they will only survive if some effort is put forth and conduct is alright. Cum (NOT kum) Laude is a great opportunity for hard working students to be recognized by higher education.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2010
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- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
Great... If your kid is in kum laude(honors). I had three kids attend. Two in kum laude and one not. The two in honors whent through college without any trouble. The one that wasnt had a 4.0 In non honors. When he got to college he was so incredibly unprepared that he almost flunked out his freshman year. Overall the honors program is great, the non honors not so great.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2005
Great school which prepares every student for college. There are challenging honors classes and regular classes. Good theology department and strict but fantastic teachers. Many good clubs and sports

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2004
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Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School
8506 East Central Avenue, Wichita, KS  67206
(316) 634-0315
Last modified Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top