Mount Carmel Convent Sign in French Quarter

Mount Carmel Academy is a private, all-girls Catholic high school for grades 8-12 in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. It is conducted by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who have educated young women in New Orleans since 1833. The atmosphere of the school and the individual attention given to each student encourage and foster emotional maturity and spiritual development.

Two students in cap and gown at their graduation.

A Mount Carmel education challenges students to think critically and develop a love of learning while giving each student the freedom to grow from mistakes and become the person God intended her to be.

Student raising hand in class

Mount Carmel Academy has an enrollment of 1200 students. While we are large in number, our class sizes are always small – an average size of 15 students – ensuring a more personal and connected classroom experience.

Student praying in chapel.

Carmelite Spirituality is at the heart of all that we do. This means relating to God as a friend in prayer, knowing that God is always with us, and seeking the truth about ourselves, others, and the world. 

Student constructing engineering project with straws, tennis ball, pipe cleaner, etc.

A diverse offering of courses, electives, and more than 50 clubs and extracurricular activities provide opportunities for each student to uncover new interests and pursue her passions.

Guidance counselor meeting with student.

Eight full-time guidance counselors and a college scholarship coordinator are available to students in every grade level, helping with issues related to academics, the college application process, personal challenges, and career readiness.

Students sailing on the lake.

Mount Carmel Academy is located a few blocks from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in a vibrant New Orleans neighborhood called Lakeview. View a map of our campus.