High School (9th-12th)

The academic program at Our Lady of Mount Carmel is designed to meet the needs of our diverse student community. Each academic department provides learning opportunities that challenge students who are gifted as well as programs which support students who need additional assistance. Classroom presentations, student interactions, and varied assessments reflect an understanding of and a respect for the individuality of the learner. There is a focus across curricular areas to prepare students to be independent, life-long learners. Technology is integrated into all areas of the curriculum so that students benefit from primary source material and develop skills that result in the ethical and positive use of information.


Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School was established in 1959. The high school was opened to serve the students of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, as well as the other local parishes, with a college preparatory curriculum. Today Our Lady of Mount Carmel continues its college preparatory tradition while also enrolling students from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Harford counties.

10 Facts You Need to Know about Mount Carmel High School

  1. The only Catholic, co-educational high school in Baltimore County and has a student population of approximately 200.
  2. The average class size is 16 students.
  3. Over the past 5 years, 97% of graduates continued their education.
  4. Graduates in the past two years received $11 million in scholarships and grants.
  5. Our Lady of Mount Carmel School offers a quality education on a personal level to children from Pre-K through grade 12.
  6. Students are offered Advanced Placement and College Courses their junior and senior years for no additional tuition cost. These courses offer college credit to our students. In the past, an individual student has received as many as 29 college credits.
  7. Our Lady of Mount Carmel offers a special program in Sports Medicine providing students with coursework and hands-on experience in preparation for college Sports Medicine or Health Care programs.
  8. The school offers 13 athletic teams and participates in two very competitive interscholastic private school leagues.
  9. All students participate in service-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 Mount Carmel.
  10. The STAR program is a program offered to students who may have mild learning differences or require additional support in the areas of Math and Reading. There is no additional cost to families for this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many students are in the high school? 170
  2. What is the average class size? 16
  3. How many teachers do you have? 25
  4. How many students from the class of 2021 went to college? 92% are continuing their education
  5. How much did the class of 2019 receive in scholarships? Over $6 million
  6. Students in all grades participate in a preparation program to increase achievement on standardized tests (SAT, ACT, etc.)