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Mount Carmel Academy

720 West Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 525-8779


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Founded in 1888 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mount Carmel Academy has cultivated a rich tradition of Catholic education. Today, MCA is one of Chicago's premiere elementary schools serving pre-k3 through 8th grade students, emphasizing academic excellence, spiritual formation, and fine arts in a small, nurturing environment."
- Taken from website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school