Award Year: 2015

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

14596 Oak Ridge Road
Carmel, IN, 46032-1201

(317) 846-1118

Sr. Mary Emily Knapp O.P., Principal at time of Nomination

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Mission

We are a school that strives to be a Christ-centered community that provides excellence in education while meeting the needs of the whole child.

Student Demographics
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Enthusiastic OLMC students are ready to engage and transform their community.

Enthusiastic OLMC students are ready to engage and transform their community.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School strives to be “a Christ-Centered community that provides excellence in education to meet the needs of the whole child.” Located just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana, this K-8 Catholic school serves 665 students. Begun in 1956, the school sees its mission as one of the ministries of the parish community. The relationships that thrive among families, faculty, religious sisters, students, and alumni exemplify the school’s strength. The common vision of the school as a family united in Christ can be seen as students, parents, and faculty move purposefully together in faith toward the goal of union with Christ. Combined with the mutual support between faculty and parents, the spirit of a strong family atmosphere prevails at the school.

OLMC’s strong Catholic identity is seen in common prayer at Mass, daily school-wide morning and afternoon prayers, and prayer in classrooms throughout the day. Priests and parishioners assist in catechesis for the students. Since its founding, religious orders have taught and administered in the school; the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation from Nashville, Tennessee, began serving here in 2003. The parish’s tithing model provides a tuition-free education to children of all registered parishioners.

A strong academic curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of extracurricular activities such as band, choir, and athletics. In order to adequately serve the students’ academic needs in the 21st century, the school encourages and supports both students and teachers to work with a variety of technological tools for education.