“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Saint Paul
At Our Lady of Mount Carmel, we are committed to awakening the imagination, inspiring the mind, and inflaming the heart of every student.
We affirm the Catholic doctrine of man as created in God’s image. Therefore, man is rational, and naturally disposed to understand.
And – in our experience – children take delight in the pursuit of truth for its own sake.
Authentic learning increases a child’s sense of wonder and fascination. Encounters with truth transform our children and help to form of habits of mind and character.
All real learning involves active student engagement, therefore we treat dynamic participation as an expectation, not an aspiration. Learning is an adventure, and we seek to enchant children with their encounter with what is truly fascinating.
Together as a learning community, students in every class learn from one another, encourage one another, and correct one another as they investigate the best that has been thought and written in human history.
We recognize that learning can be difficult. Therefore we cultivate not only the intellectual skills that will enable students to succeed academically, but also the habits of good character that prepare them to persevere with courage and humility along the paths set before them.
Every day in each and every classroom, we pursue excellence in all subject areas, provide outstanding foundations in critical reading, excellence in oral and written expression, and the principles of math and science.
We embrace the Classical Trivium as the platform to prepare young students with the foundations to master reading, writing, and mathematics.
A classical Liberal-Arts curriculum makes available to our students the entire scope of the human experience through history. Their journey begins in the ancient world, through the emergence of Medieval Christendom, and finally to the American Experience.
Under the tutelage of teachers who provide example of passionate lifelong learning, students learn to imitate the great work of the architects of Western Civilization, and apply that timeless wisdom to their own times.