Fifth, sixth, and seventh grade elementary students are welcome to visit Mount Carmel Academy to experience a true high school day. Each visitor will be paired up with one of our students and follow her schedule for the day. You may request a specific student or let us pair one up for you. Visitors are asked to wear their school uniform, and lunch is provided.
Open House is one of the best ways to learn more about Mount Carmel Academy. On your student-guided tour, you will learn more about our rigorous college prep curriculum and extraordinary co-curricular activities while exploring our beautiful campus.
Our next Open House will be on October 12, 2023, from 3 to 7:30 p.m.
The admissions process is the same for students entering 8th or 9th grade. 8th grade students at Mount Carmel Academy earn seven high school credit courses on the academic or honors track which allows them to select more academic elective courses during their high school years.
Mount Carmel offers ten $500 academic scholarships to incoming eighth grade students. Students whose parents demonstrate a financial need may also apply to the work scholarship program. The amount of the scholarship varies depending on each individual situation. By participating in this program, students and parents are required to perform a specified number of hours working for the school.
Mount Carmel Academy follows the admission procedures of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
For the 2024-2025 application year, the archdiocese application card will be made available to Catholic elementary schools on November 10, 2023. Application cards will be distributed to students of Catholic elementary schools.
Students not attending Catholic elementary schools may pick up a card at Mount Carmel Academy or download a Non-Catholic School Application Form when they become available.
All application cards with transcripts and standardized test scores from the past three years are due to Mount Carmel Academy on November 14, 2023. All students who attend a Catholic elementary school: your principal will forward your records to Mount Carmel Academy for you.
Mount Carmel Academy will send a letter to all applicants in December with a time and date for their personal interview. Interviews will be conducted January 20 and 27, 2024.
All applicants must attend Application Day on January 13, 2024, in Mount Carmel Academy's Mother Therese Chevrel Assembly Center. Applicants will take a placement test.
Letters of acceptance / non-acceptance will be mailed February 22, 2024.
The following criteria are reviewed for acceptance to Mount Carmel Academy:
• Respect and love for God
• Academic Records
• Standardized test scores
• Attendance and punctuality
• Personal interview
• Involvement in co-curricular activities
• Service to the Church
• Service to the Community