Applying to MCA

November 14, 2018 Application Cards Available
November 16, 2018 Catholic Elementary Schools Return Applications
November 27, 2018 Applications due from non-Catholic schools
January 12, 2019 Application Day/High School Placement Test
January 19 and 26, 2019 Student Interviews
February 21, 2019 Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance mailed

Applying to Grades 8-9

Spend the Day

Dates to Spend the Day
Spring 2019: March: 15, 18, 29; April: 1, 5, 8, 12

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 call the admissions office, 504.288.7630, and we will mail one to you.

Students from Catholic Elementary Schools
High School application cards must be turned into Catholic elementary schools by November 16, 2018.

2018 Archdiocese High School Application

Students from Non-Catholic Elementary Schools
Applicants from non-Catholic schools, please send the following information to Mount Carmel Academy by Tuesday, November 27, 2018:

  • 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 12, 2019 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 19 and 26, 2019
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fitzmorris Performing Arts Center

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

Decision Letters Mailed

Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance will be mailed on February 21, 2019.


Applying to Grades 10-11


Registration of applicants who are interested in transferring from another school to Mount Carmel Academy for the tenth and eleventh grades will take place in March.  Upperclassman applicants are invited to apply to Mount Carmel Academy after they receive their 2nd quarter report card.

Download the Upperclassman Student Application
You may print the Upperclassman Application Form and mail it to the admissions office or email it to

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