Active Christians, Knowledge Seekers, Socially Responsible

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 301 Grand Street, Redwood City Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 301 Grand Street, Redwood City Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 301 Grand Street, Redwood City Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 301 Grand Street, Redwood City

Welcome

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is a Catholic Pre-School – 8 elementary school in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and has been serving Redwood City since 1885.

We have educated over 4,000 students in the rich, Catholic tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Each year, an average of 95% of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s graduates choose to continue their Catholic Education and are accepted into the Catholic College Preparatory High School of their choice. These schools include Junipero Serra, Notre Dame, Mercy, St. Francis, Bellarmine, Woodside Priory and Sacred Heart Prep.

Many of our students continue their higher education and graduate from colleges such as Cornell University, The University of California, Berkeley, and University of San Diego, to name just a few.

Learning Expectations

Christian

I am an active Christian who:

  • uses formal and spontaneous prayer.
  • learns the teachings of the Catholic faith.
  • participates in liturgical celebrations.
  • engages in service projects to help others and the environment.
  • follows the "Golden Rule".
Socially Responsible Person

I am a Socially Responsible person who:

  • takes responsibility for my actions.
  • understands and uses good health and safety habits.
  • works cooperatively.
  • applies conflict resolution skills.
  • practices respectful digital citizenship.
Knowledge Seeker

I am a Knowledge Seeker who:

  • implements the Step Up to Writing Process.
  • thinks critically ans solves problems.
  • researches, interprets and applies information.
  • works independently and collaboratively to achieve goals.
  • participates in the arts and humanities.
  • uses technology to enhance learning.

Facility Modernization Project

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is completing updates to classroom and library space on campus by the 2015-2016 school year. These campus renovations will provide copious usable space for students as well as enhance our Transitional Kindergarten and Library programs. The improvements include these and more:

  • Long-awaited classroom space for Transitional Kindergarten in the main school building.
  • All new student Library space, carved from the current Library/Business Office.
  • Upgraded access for the disabled in both the Parish Center and school.

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At a Glance

  • On average, 95% of each graduating class chooses to continue their Catholic Education and are accepted into the Catholic College Preparatory High School of their choice, including Bellarmine, Junipero Serra, Mercy, Notre Dame, St Francis and Woodside Priory.
  • At Mount Carmel School, our children actively participate in a year long community outreach program. The monthly projects consist of organizing school-wide drives for several organizations that assist people in need locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Mount Carmel school is located in Redwood City, in the historic Mount Carmel district.
Credentialed Faculty

Credentialed Faculty

All of our teachers are fully credentialed and have been teaching for a combined average of 27 years. Our faculty includes Resource and Enrichment teachers; teacher aides in all primary grades, Physical Education for grades TK - 8, Music and Spanish instructors for grades Pre-K – 8, and after-school sports for grades 4 – 8. Extended Care is available for grades TK - 8.

Low Student to Teacher Ratio

Low Student to Teacher Ratio

Our full day Kindergarten boasts a full time teacher, full time aide and part time aide for instruction of core academic subjects. All grades are consistently split into two groups for teaching of these core academics to provide greater one-to-one teaching opportunities.

Fully Accredited

Fully Accredited

We are accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We consistently receive a full 6 year accredition each review period, the longest term awarded.

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