Applying to MCA

November 13, 2019 Application Cards Available
November 15, 2019 Return Applications to Catholic Elementary Schools
November 19, 2019 Applications due to MCA from non-Catholic schools
January 11, 2020 Application Day/High School Placement Test
January 18 and 25, 2020 Student Interviews
February 20, 2020 Letters of acceptance mailed

Applying to Grades 8-9

Spend the Day

Dates to Spend the Day

Fall 2019: September 3 – November 12 
Spring 2020: March 9, 13, 16, 20, 30 and April 3, 6, 17, 20, 24

Girls in 5th - 7th grade girls are invited to "spend the day" and experience a real day of school at MCA. Please register online or call 504.288.7630 to set up your "spend the day."


Application Cards

Application cards will be made available to Catholic elementary schools, Catholic high schools, and online. Catholic elementary schools will give their students the application cards.  Students from a non-Catholic school may download one from our website or pick one up from the front office.

Download the 2019 High School Application

Students from Catholic Elementary Schools
High School application cards must be turned into Catholic elementary schools by November 15, 2019.

Students from Non-Catholic Elementary Schools
Applicants from non-Catholic schools, please send the following information to Mount Carmel Academy by Tuesday, November 19, 2019:

  • Application Card
  • Transcripts (from 5th grade forward)
  • Standardized Test results (from 5th grade forward)
  • Report Card for first quarter of present year

Application Day

January 11, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Prospective students must attend Application Day at Mount Carmel Academy's Mother Therese Chevrel Assembly Center on Louisville Street.

The HSPT is a nationally-recognized private school entrance examination taken by students as part of the private school application process. The exam covers: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and Language. The exam typically takes 3 hours to complete with breaks.

Applicants should bring their $30 Application Fee and two (2) sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers. Do not bring calculators.

Casual attire is appropriate.

Parents are invited to return at 11:30 a.m. for a short prayer service and refreshments.

Student Interviews

January 18 and 25, 2020
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Louviere Dining Center

Applicants and their parents will attend one of these dates for an interview.

Decision Letters Mailed

Letters of acceptance will be mailed on February 20, 2020.


Applying to Grades 10-11


Students who are interested in transferring to Mount Carmel Academy for the tenth and eleventh grades should contact the Admissions office to begin the process of reviewing records and setting up an interview. Please email or call the Admissions office to speak with the Admissions Director.

Please contact our Admissions Office, 504.288.7630 or, with any questions.