Adolescence is a time of dynamic change. At Our Lady of Mount Carmel, we understand these complex changes and address the development of the whole person. Middle schoolers are especially inquisitive during this stage. In response, Our Lady of Mount Carmel provides an environment where learning is comprehensive and interactive. This total educational experience goes from the classroom to prayer services to club sponsored events. There are many exciting opportunities for growth and exploration as students develop a sense of self and service. Some highlights in the middle school program include:
- academic courses
- cutting edge technology which supports the curriculum
- hands-on learning
- foreign language program
- interdisciplinary units
- development of leadership and service
- advisor groups
- student government
- activity groups
- respect of individual talents
- opportunities to develop social skills
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, consisting of only four classrooms, opened her doors in 1927 and welcomed elementary school children. The program grew, grades were added, and the building expanded. In 1959, a high school program encompassing grades nine through twelve was added, and an additional building and gymnasium was constructed on the campus. Since those early years, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School has been both a learning community and a faith community.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel school was opened to serve the students of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish as well as the other local parishes. Today Our Lady of Mount Carmel continues its tradition while also enrolling students from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Harford counties.
Facts You Need to Know about Our Lady of Mount Carmel Middle School
- The only Catholic, co-educational middle school program that is directly integrated with a Catholic High School in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
- The average class size is 20 students.
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel School offers a quality education on a personal level to children from Pre-K through grade 12.
- All Students accepted at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, anytime from preschool to grade 12, are a part of our family and have a place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel until they graduate from high school.
- Middle school curriculum is integrated with the high school program in order to provide students with more opportunities to succeed.
- Graduates in the past two years received $5 million in scholarships and grants.
- Students are offered Advanced Placement and College Courses the junior and senior year for no additional tuition cost. These courses offer college credit to our students. In the past an individual student has received as many as 17 college credits.
- The high school offers 13 athletic teams and participates in two very competitive interscholastic private school leagues. MIAA (men) and IAAM (women). Beginning in the Fall, 2010, Our Lady of Mount Carmel will add FOOTBALL to their list of athletic teams. The school also offer 6 teams that compete interscholastically, for our students in grades 6-8.
- All students participate in servicing learning projects during the school year. These projects teach students the importance of service to others while fulfilling the service hours required for graduation. A recent graduate accumulated over 300 hours of service during her career at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many students are in the middle school?
What is the average class size?
How many teachers do you have?
Does a student need to apply to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for high school if they attend middle school?
All Students accepted at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, anytime from preschool to grade 12, are a part of our family and have a place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel until they graduate from high school
Are middle school students allowed to interact with high school students?
All of our students on campus have opportunities to interact. Middle School students are always supervised in order to ensure their safety. There is no time when students from the lower grades interact with high school students without direct faculty supervision.
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