MCA is a Cognia STEM Certified School

Mount Carmel Academy is the first high school in New Orleans to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Certification by Cognia (a merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress). This achievement is a mark of distinction and excellence only offered to highly effective institutions that have successfully integrated STEM education.  Learn more.

Cubs collaborate, make, and innovate!

Our students learn by doing. They reflect on problems big and small, local and global, tangible and intangible. They work together and develop plans. They bring their ideas to life and then discover ways to improve.

Mount Carmel forms lifelong learners through a holistic, forward-thinking, and faith-inspired education. We are proud to be Cognia STEM Certified, but we believe that religion and art (musical, visual, and literary) are of equal importance. STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) serves as an extension of STEM.

Cubs Create Design Cycle

Project-based learning and the Cubs Create Design Cycle were introduced at Mount Carmel Academy in 2016 as a way for students to learn by doing through an organized, creative, and collaborative process. 

The Cubs Create Design Cycle utilizes six stages for tackling complex, real-world problems. Learn more.

The Design Cycle at Work

Make it at Mount Carmel

Equipped with 16 MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and an engraver/laser cutter, the mission of the Phyllis M. Taylor Maker Lab is to provide a space where students from all academic mediums are encouraged to collaborate, innovate, and create. Ideas come to life and learning is enhanced in this creative environment. Learn more.

WGNO Story on MCA's STEM Certification


Stop Motion Animation

Students in AP Biology explained the process of photosynthesis through stop motion animations. Learn more.

Concrete Drop

Intro to Engineering students tested concrete pucks from three different heights. Learn more.

Triangle Bridges

Geometry students designed and constructed bridges using triangles. Learn more.

Pathogens Transmission Lab

Biology students observed how easily a virus can spread. Learn more.

Hurricane-resistant Housing

Students in Intro to Engineering designed housing to withstand hurricane-force winds. Learn more.


Physics students explored the motion of falling objects. Learn more.