Mission and Values

Mount Carmel Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in 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 1840. The atmosphere of the school and the individual attention given to each student encourage and foster emotional maturity and spiritual development.


The mission of Mount Carmel Academy is to educate young women For God. For Learning. For Life.


The vision of Mount Carmel Academy is to prepare girls to become confident women who follow Jesus through living the Carmelite spirituality of being open to God in all the events of life and by providing a Catholic, academic, technological, innovative education empowering students for life today and the world of tomorrow. 

Our Values and Credo

  • Mount Carmel Academy is a school where the Catholic formation and education of young girls is our highest mission.
  • We pledge to provide an environment in which we are open to God in all the events of life and we relate to God in prayer as a friend, protector, lover, and guide.
  • We pledge to provide an education in truth, justice, and love according to the teachings and way of life of Jesus Christ, Son of God.