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Carmel Catholic High School Admissions Information

Students who want to be considered for admission must submit a formal application to Carmel Catholic High School by December 13, 2019.  If you have already submitted your student’s application for admission, please disregard this email.

Applications received after this date will still be considered as long as space is available.

Click here to access the online application.

In addition to the application for admission, parents must also complete and submit the “Authorization to Release/Exchange Confidential Information form to their student’s current school. By signing and submitting this form to your student’s grade/junior high school, you are directing them to release records that are necessary for your student’s application file.


If your 8th-grade student did not attend the entrance exam at Carmel Catholic High School (or at any other Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Chicago) on December 7, we are offering make-up exam opportunities by appointment and on Saturday, December 21, 2019.

Click here to pre-register your student for a make-up exam. 


Entrance Exam Merit Scholarships

Carmel Catholic has expanded the scope of merit scholarships to recognize the top 10% of entrance exam scorers by providing four-year renewable scholarships.

97-99th percentile: $2,500 per year
94-96th percentile: $1,500 per year
90-93rd percentile: $1,000 per year

In order to be eligible for the Entrance Exam Scholarship, students must achieve a composite score in the top 10 percentile nationally on the HSPT, submit an application for admission prior to Monday, February 3, 2020, maintain good standing in the Christian Service Program and maintain a 3.5-grade point average.

Toys For Tots at MSN

MSN student Victoria B. is collecting Toys For Tots this holiday season. The collection box is in the main school office until December 12th. Let’s fill it up and help Victoria have a fantastically successful service project!

Four pints of Fronen

Students Learn How Two College Students Launched Their Own Product

Ms. Arnopolin’s eighth grade classes received a treat. Two former college students, Erik Nadeau and Jessica Gartenstein, described how they took an idea about creating a new product and turned it into a reality. These native Chicagoans, who are in their early 20s, wanted to make an ice cream that was dairy free and gluten free. They started out making 10 pints of ice cream an hour and delivering their ice cream in their car. But things changed quickly as they followed their business plan. Today, their product is available in 300 grocery stores and 13 states, including Mariano’s, Sunset Foods and Whole Foods. At the end of the presentation, the students enjoyed sampling four different flavors of the ice cream.

School Bus

Activity Bus for Season 3

●    Student sign up for Season 3 will begin on Friday December 6, 2019 and conclude on Friday December 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

      ●    The Activity Bus start date for Season 3 will begin on Monday January 13, 2020 and run through Friday March 20, 2020

       ●     The Activity Bus WILL NOT operate on the following dates:

                           -January 16, 2020 (Early Release)         

                           -January 22, 2020(Faculty Meeting)    

                             –February 6, 2020(Early Release) 

                           -February 12, 2020(Faculty Meeting)

                           -February 26, 2020(Faculty Meeting)

                               -February 27, 2020(Conf night)

                           -March 11, 2020(Faculty Meeting)

     ●      Buses will depart from the Middle Schools between 4:15 and 4:30 PM each day.

Students packing food

Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3), Middle School North eighth grade students sorted and packed food that will be donated to people in El Salvador at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville.

5Essentials Parent Survey

Attention Hawthorn District 73 parents/guardians: We want your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. Your feedback is invaluable and let’s us know what we are doing well and where we can grow. Thank you for participating. #become1

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Time to Order your 2019/20 MSN Yearbook

Online ordering is now open for the MSN Yearbook. Click HERE

Students performing

Students Give Splendid Performance at Orchestra Festival

MSN and MSS eighth grade orchestras put on a truly splendid performance Nov. 21 at the Vernon Hills High School Eighth Grade Orchestra Festival! Former VHHS Orchestra Director, Frank Lestina, was featured as a guest conductor and led the students through impressive pieces, such as Symphony No. 5 by Schubert. Thank you so much to Samantha May and Jennifer Greenwell for their hard work and for making this possible!

orchestra students rehearsing

Students Sound Amazing at Rehearsal

Although this was a rehearsal, the MSN and MSS eighth grade orchestra and Vernon Hills High School students sounded amazing as they practiced in preparation for their Orchestra Festival Concert on Nov. 21. The guest conductor was Frank Lestina, former Vernon Hills High School Fine Arts Supervisor and Orchestra Director.

Science Olympiad students

Impressive Results for Science Olympiad Team

Hawthorn’s Science Olympiad team had an impressive showing with a 4th place finish for team 1 and a 7th place finish for team 2 out of 20 teams. We had 1st place finishes in: Circuit Lab (Aleksey/Ben F.) and Solar Power (Aleksey/Holly). We had 2nd place finishes in: Disease Detectives (Iris /Ben F.), Machines (Christian/Aleksey), Ornithology (Ananya/Jessica), Write It Do It (Hailey/Allie), and received 3rd place finishes in Fossils (Hailey/Adarsh) and Meteorology (Zoe/ Preston). Congratulations everyone! 

Teen boy contemplating

80 + Self-Care Activities for Teens

Self-care refers to the deliberate activities we do in order to meet our physical, emotional, and mental health needs. When we hear about self-care, it’s usually in reference to adults. However, let’s face it, adolescents are under a tremendous amount of pressure. They can also benefit from practicing regular self-care!

Hands on a computer

Internet Safety for Parents

The Internet can be wonderful for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games.

But online access also comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators. We are happy to share KidsHealth Internet Safety for Parents.

PE team outdoors

Enjoying the Last Days of Fall

The MSN PE Classes are enjoying the last days of fall prepared and outside.  They are currently in their recreational units that include tennis, volleyball and kickball. Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter: @MSNorthPE1

The Middle Years: Tweens, a Shifting Relationship

Watching your child grow into an adolescent can be fun. You get a peek at his future adult self as his interests, opinions, and
sense of humor develop. It may also be confusing, though, as he becomes more independent. Try these strategies for maintaining a strong relationship.