Campus Our PreK – Grade 12 campus rests on 145 acres in rural Caroline County, VA, approximately halfway between Richmond and Fredericksburg. The campus facilities consist of two main buildings. The main building houses the lower school, library and main administrative offices. There are two annex buildings that house the middle and upper school temporarily; construction began on a permanent building in 2019. The gymnasium building is home to a state of the art, 10,000 sq. ft. volleyball and basketball court, the weight room, and two additional classrooms for art and music. The Carmel School also has a fully irrigated soccer/football field and a softball/baseball practice field.
Enrollment Over 200
Lower School (PK3 – 5th): about 44% of the student body
Middle School (6th – 8th): about 29% of the student body
Upper School (9th – 12th): about 28% of the student body
Class Sizes Average class size is 15 students, and we proudly offer an average student-to-teacher ratio of 6 to 1.
Faculty The Carmel School employs 50 full and part-time teachers. All teachers have a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited higher-level educational institution. The majority of The Carmel School teachers hold Virginia state licenses and all have extensive experience in their fields of expertise.
Accreditation and Memberships Accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), The Carmel School is also a member of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA), and the Preschool program is fully licensed by the State of Virginia.
Technology Technology is integrated into all aspects of The Carmel School experience. Students begin taking technology classes in Kindergarten and have unlimited access to the Library's digital resources both on and off-campus. The campus has a fully integrated wireless network and Smart Boards in every classroom. All students in the Middle and Upper Schools have their own school email account with full access to the school's suite of Google Apps for Education, and Middle and Upper School students participate in a 1 to 1 tablet/laptop program.
Advanced Placement The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers high school students the opportunity to do college-level work. Successful achievement on the culminating exams may result in credit or advanced placement upon matriculation to college. The Carmel School offers courses in Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Principles, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Human Geography, Psychology, Spanish, and Statistics.
College Counseling The college counseling process begins with students in 7th grade. The college counseling team works with students in 7th-12th grades to help them plan and prepare for admission to college and post-secondary education.
Community Service A core component of student life is Carmel's commitment to community service. Students must complete 10 hours of community service each year in grades 6 - 12 to graduate from The Carmel School.
Athletics The Carmel School offers the following interscholastic sports:
Fall Sports: Boys & Girls Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer
Winter Sports: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Swimming, Cheer Team
Spring Sports: Boys Baseball & Tennis, Girls Soccer Softball, Boys & Girls Track
Lower School Student Activities Students in grades 1-5 may participate in the LYNX Program, the Lower School's athletic program, which includes Archery, Soccer, Track & Field, Swimming, and Basketball. Students may also participate in the Crazy 8's Math Club, helping build competency in foundational Math skills.