List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How many students attend The Carmel School?

    The Carmel School currently enrolls 250 students for the 2023-2024 academic year in grades pre-K through 12.
  • Q. What is your approach to learning?

    Across all divisions, we believe that every child is a gift from God, and we take great joy in helping each student uncover their own unique academic, physical, emotional, and spiritual talents. 

    The Lower School cultivates a love for learning through Biblical integration, interactive hands-on experiences, and a nurturing school environment that encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Small class sizes promote numerous opportunities for differentiated instruction and personal learning while building positive relationships throughout the school community. 

    As the bridge between the Lower and Upper schools, our Middle School teachers and curriculum seek to challenge students in grades six through eight (6-8) academically and socially to prepare them for success in the Upper School. Middle School students are able to earn high school credit in eighth (8th) grade by taking Algebra, Spanish, and Earth Science. 

    The Upper School curriculum strives to prepare our ninth through twelfth grade (9th-12th) students to succeed in their post-secondary endeavors. Our curriculum is continuously reviewed and evaluated, and our teachers collaborate to make our academic programs the best they can be. We encourage our students to strive for acceptance in a four-year college or university and craft our curriculum to meet rigorous collegiate expectations.
  • Q. What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

    The Carmel School student-to-teacher ratio is 12:1 or less.
  • Q. May I visit and tour the school? 

    Absolutely! Please call 804-448-3288 or email Admissions@Thecarmelschool.org to schedule a tour today!
  • Q. Do you offer Advanced Placement classes?

    Yes! We provide a robust AP program. We currently offer:

    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Calculus
    • AP Computer Principles
    • AP English Literature
    • AP Environmental Science
    • AP European History
    • AP Government
    • AP Human Geography
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Spanish
    • AP Statistics
    • AP Language
  • Q. Are students required to follow a dress code?

    Yes. The dress code provides and supports an environment free of distraction and conducive to learning. Our school uniform includes:
    • Shirts must be solid white, navy, or light blue and must be collared (i.e., Polo or Oxford style).

    • Sweaters or sweatshirts without a hood must be navy, light blue, white, or gray, and the shirt collar must be clearly visible.
      o Only hoodies with The Carmel School logo are permitted.

    • Boys’ pants must be navy or khaki-colored, of an appropriate length.

    • Girls’ skirts, jumpers, trousers, or shorts must be solid navy or khaki-colored and of an appropriate length (no shorter than fingertip length).
    • Pants should be worn at the natural waistline, and no student undergarments should be visible.
    • Shoes must be closed-toe, appropriate for school activities, and worn at all times.

  • Q. Do you host Open Houses? 

    Yes! We welcome families to visit our campus and meet faculty and students for Open House events throughout the year. Please call 804-448-3288 or email Admissions@Thecarmelschool.org for details.
  • Q. What is The Carmel School's mascot?

    We are the Wildcats!
The mission of The Carmel School is to prepare students for success in our ever-changing world by creating a community supportive of
academic, physical, and spiritual growth rooted in Christian values to instill honor and integrity.