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8-12
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New Orleans, LA
Students enrolled: 1,184

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7027 Milne Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70124

(504) 288-7626
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March 12, 2014
When I first heard about Mount Carmel, I thought I am definitely going there. Then I had my spend a day. My tour guide kept leaving me behind and I couldn't catch up to her. The hallways were not really filled with laughter and joy but either way I still went here. Honestly I think it was the worst mistake of my life. People bully others and girls do things that they shouldn't. My cousin even suffered terribly there. I honestly don't think it's the school for me anymore.

- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2014
I attend Mt. Carmel and I absolutely love it! I met so many new friends here. At first, I was really scared to go to an all girl school because I thought that there would be so much drama, but there actually isn't really any drama here at MCA. Also at MCA there's so many fun events such as spirit day, but at the same time we learn a lot. The school can definetly be challenging at times, but it's manageable. If I could pick another high school to attend, I would still pick MCA!

- submitted by a community member
September 06, 2013
I am a graduate of MCA, and I really can't say one truly negative thing about my school. I'm from an average, middle class household, and i never experienced any of of snobbery or bullying that is being suggested in the comments. The school has so much to offer, and the faculty and staff are truly dedicated to helping each girl be the best she can be in every aspect of her life. Of course, things aren't perfect. There may be an occasional bad teacher or mean girl, but I don't know of a school without these things. The curriculum can be difficult at times, but that is a part of high school, and I've found that working this hard in high school has prepared me for college, as well. MCA is also very focused on spirituality. I wouldn't be the Catholic woman I am today had i not gone there. I am incredibly proud to tell people where I graduated from, and I hope that if/when I have girls, they will choose to go to MCA as well.

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2013
This academy is the best private school in Louisiana for girls. Taught in the Catholic tradition with academic excellence as the aspiration while still providing multiple opportunities for all. The school values and protects its rich tradition and diverse opportunities for all. The leadership at Mount Carmel is stellar. Mount Carmel, is led by Sr. Camille Anne Campbell, whose guidance has made MCA the academically superior choice. I highly recommend it if values and education are both important characteristics sought in the education of your child.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
The girls are fake and there is a lot of superficial and materialistic people in that school. To belong, you have to have what it takes to be like the rest of the girls there. If you don't, you're not going to feel welcomed.

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2012
I attended Mt. Carmel from 2001-2005 and I loved every minute of it. Was it challenging? Yes. Was I stressed out sometimes? Yes. Did I always get along with every girl there? No. However, those are all normal parts of high school. Students are suppose to be challenged! It helps them learn how to work hard and achieve goals. When I attended MCA there were approximately 1200 girls in school there. You aren't going to get along with every. That is just a part of life. I think that is an important lesson to learn early on. That being said, I made some of the best friends I'll ever have during my time at MCA. I found the teachers to be extremely interested in our progress and in our well-being. However, they do not baby you. If you are struggling they expect you to seek them out for help. There is ample time throughout the school day and after school to do this. I never had any problems with getting help from a teacher when I needed it. I am now a teacher can appreciate how much work goes into creating an environment like the one at Mt. Carmel. Sr. Camile Ann is an amazing woman and role model and I wish I could work for a principal like her! She believes in her students and staff!

- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2012
I'm a student here, and it's amazing. People who complain about it being too stressful are just not working hard enough!

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2011
I went to Mount Carmel for 2 years during high school. I had never been exposed to such catty, snobby, and bullying behavior by fellow students. Several of the teachers saw this behavior and did nothing. Those two years were the most stressful times in my early years. I will never recommend anyone send their child to a school that handles bullying by sweeping it under the rug. It is sad to say that I had been looking forward to my years at Mount Carmel but quickly changed my opinion of this school.

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2010
I have been a parent and a teacher at this school and I have never seen a school that cares so much about the success of its students. My two girls were as different as night and day, one an honor society, student council officer, involved in every club; the other a B student who was only involved in service. Both fit in and found their niche. The principal knows every student, cares about the girl, her circumstances and her family. The faculty is well trained and dedicated to making each a girl a successful person. Being a teacher here is hard, a lot is expected of you - additional training, classes, less off time than any other school. In the end it is all for the betterment of the student. You have to love teaching to work here and it shows. I am proud of what this school does!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 15, 2009
Wonderful group of girls at this school and makes you part of a sisterhood for the rest of your life.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2009
The staff, administration, and the students are all compassionate, spiritual, and caring followers of Christ and the Catholic Churtch.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
great academics and sports although i would still give it a four.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2009
I go to mca this year. reading these comments made me want to say that i am in all honors and i am not stressed. I feel very welcomed at the school, and as you walk down the hall tons of people say hi. This morning me and my friend passed a new 8th grader in the hall with birthday balloons on her school bag. We said HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and i think it made her feel good to have an older girl wish her happy birthday. I'm in the play also and i feel that it is only too much to handle if your in too many clubs at once. I would recommend to find 1 or 2 clubs that really interest you, and stick with them. Don't get in too many clubs because you won't really be a member you'll just be there. I LOVE MCA!! GO CLASS OF 2013!

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 17, 2009
My daughter is a freshman this year who attended MCA for the 8th grade as well. MCA strives to prepare your daughter for her college years. The curriculum is extremely challenging;but is worth all of the hard work! My daughter seems to be learing on a higher level then some of her friends that attend private or public schools. To me that is all it should take to understand what a fantastic job MCA does in showing the girls what college life will be like as well as the real world! Sister Camille Anne teaches the girls how to become leaders. The teachers are wonderful they try to help each student with any difficulties they may have and where to go to get the extra help they may need in any subject. MCA is a very safe and well disciplined school. I have another daughter coming in 2009-2010! GO CUBS!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
I am a parent of an 8th grader who will most likely look for another school next year. The workload and projects especially in the honor's program are extremely stressful. Many girls are often overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. It's not a very healthy environment. The school puts on a very nice show at open house, but once there they only seem to care about the top students. The administration is also extremely closed and unavailable to parents. I believe the school is too large .Even the extacurriculars are highly competitive. Some extremely talented girls can be happy there, but it's not the best school for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2008
I attend mca, and i am not pleased. the academics are stressful. i feel like i am being pushed to the limit. the girls there seem to be very fake. they seem happy and sweet at open house, but now that i go there, i am realizing that no one cares about anyone that isnt in there clique

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
I just graduated recently and now in college. Mount Carmel prepared me so well. Almost every teacher and student is willing to do anything and everything to help you succeed in school and in life. Everyone is so loving and caring. There is so much spirit in Mount Carmel, teachers included. For those complaining about the work load, I just have one thing to say: it doesn't get any easier in college! If students took advantage of all the services offered at MCA, including I.S., NHS and MAO tutoring, teachers, and counselors, the work load is doable. No, you won't get 8-10 hours of sleep every night, but if less sleep allows you to get good grades and participate in even a few of the awesome extracurriculars, it is worth it. It is not for everyone, but it definitely worth a closer look, time, and consideration. GO CUBS!

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
I am currently a student at Mount Carmel, and am not very pleased with the school. As others have said, there is a lot of homework. Teachers are unenthusiastic and unwilling to help. I feel like individuality and creativity are not encouraged, nor is creating your own opinion. I am planning on swithching schools next year.

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2007
I am a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy and I am currently attending Louisiana State University. I feel like I could not be more prepared for college and I give all the credit to Mount Carmel. I know current students are complaining about a lot of homework or studying late into the night, but its school and get use to it because it is exactly the same in college. If Mount Carmel did not give homework and push me to work hard, I would not have the grades and the persistence to do well in college. I know, just like any school, when you are there you find things to complain about because it is school, but after no longer being there you realize how incredible of a school it is. I will always love and cherish MCA.

- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2007
I came across this website and read the reviews about MCA. As a former student of MCA, I can truly say how blessed I was to have the opportunity to attend MCA for my high school years. I think that MCA is a great school that helped prepare me for college and then for life. MCA offered not only an academic foundation but a spiritual one. I read one review from a former student who was some what not satisfied with her experience at MCA. My comment to her and everyone else who is considering MCA as a possible school, it is school and you are going to get from it what you put into it. If you put your heart and head into the school, you will be extremely satisfied with the outcome. If you are give the chance to be apart of MCA make the most of it.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2007
My daughter graduated from Mt. Carmel four years ago and will be graduating from college next year. She loves and cherishes MCA. Her first 2 years at MCA were very difficult, despite the good grades in a grammar school well known for its accelerated program. She had to study a lot which left no time to participate in the extracurriculars that she loved. In her sophomore and junior year my daughter took advantage of the free NHS peer tutoring service. It was a great decision! Her grades rose to A's and B's and she joined in many after school & volunteer activities. The biggest testimony to MCA is that my daughter was so well prepared for college. Sending her off to college worried me because of the difficult start she had in high school. However, she has been on the Dean's list and President's Honor roll throughout her college years.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2007
High Quality Academic Programs. Fabulous Extra-Curriculars Activities. There is an abundance to choose from. High level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2007
I am not a parent, but I thought it would be nice to have the perspective of a current Mount Carmel Academy student. I have attended Mount Carmel since eighth grade. I believe Sister Camille Anne does a wonderful job of running the school. I love the extra-curricular activities and clubs. My only complaint is the homework. Every day I hear someone saying how they only got 3 or 4 hours of sleep. I think this problem needs to be addressed because I don't think that is very healthy. Besides this, Mount Carmel is a terrific school that I believe has helped me become a more intelligent and confident individual.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2006
My daughter is a freshman this year who attended 8th grade there as well. Sister Camille Anne is a wonderful leader and truly loves 'her girls'. The facilities, despite hurricane damage, are incredible. The curriculum is challenging; my daughter seems to be learning more than her friends attending other area schools. NEGATIVES: The amount of homework is excessive. Several of the teachers seem bored and impatient, not eager to teach and interact. My biggest disappointment has been the students. I'm not sure what else sister Camille Anne can do to influence the negative aspects of the personalities of the general population of the school, but it is a problem that must be resolved.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 04, 2006
First of all, I just have to say that I am in love with Mount Carmel. To be honest, I am new there this year. They have treated me with so much love and were so welcoming to me its unreal. I feel like this is my home, and that I've been going to school there for longer than reality. Its truly an amazing school with an amazing academics program. The teachers are better than ever. I can count on them, along with the administration, to teach me academics, along with many important values in life. You build so many relationships each and every day, with some of the greatest people in this world. Mount Carmel may not be the school for everyone, but I definetely know that its the right one for me. I love MCA and you will too! -asketch

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2006
Mount carmel is an excellent school. My child adores MCA. She loves all of her teachers and the relationships they share. She also loves the school spirit. Sister Camille Anne is by far one of the greatest school leaders out there.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
Mt. Carmel is by far one of the greatest schools ever. I love it.

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2006
I graduated from Mount Carmel some years ago, and having had a few years to reflect, I certainly have mixed feelings about the experience. Teachers are somewhat of a mixed bag- some are absolutely incredible and eager to truly challenge their students while an at least equal number are completely lacking inspiration and clearly somewhat bored to death. After graduation, I attended a prestigious university and found myself, in most cases, significantly less prepared than my peers. Mount Carmel is certainly not the school for the creative, introspective, questioning young woman. Questions of religion, and specifically women's role within it, are not so much explored and discussed as they are dictated. However, as I said, my feelings are quite mixed. I had a few truly incredible teachers who I still keep in touch with now and my experience with extracurriculars was, for the most part, very positive.

- submitted by a former student
September 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
I'm currently a sophomore at mca, there's a lot of homework given but the teachers are there to help you reduce the stress of the homework. The counselors are great, they are there for you anytime you need them. They aren't just there to help with act and sat or your classes they are there for you whenever and for whatever. The students and teachers alike have amazing school spirit.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2004
I am a freshman at MCA this year and its ok. I think there is a bit too much homework, but with IS it is easier. One thing I absolutely have to comment on is the SPIRIT at school. There is so much spirit even from the teachers.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2004
My daughter is a Junior this year and she loves MCA. I think that there ia too much home work given even in non honor classes. They want the girls to be involved but with all the home work it makes it very difficult. I understand that homework is an important tool in helping the girls understand what was done in class, but when you have 25 or more questions/problems for one subject for home work it gets to be a bit much. Other than the home work I think my daughter is getting a wonderful education. The prinicpal is great. She tells the girls the way it is with a sence of humor and is very funny at times.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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Mount Carmel Academy (Girls)
7027 Milne Boulevard, New Orleans, LA  70124
(504) 288-7626
Last modified Mount Carmel Academy (Girls) is a Private school that serves grades 8-12
Mount Carmel Academy (Girls) Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top