Mission Statement

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School exists to promote Catholic faith values with high academic standards integrated in a prayerful, student-centered community. Originally founded in 1944 as a parish school by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the school currently serves families from all over the tri-counties who seek academic excellence taught in the Catholic tradition.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School provides a well-rounded education that includes music, art, physical education, and technology. Fundamental skills are taught by highly qualified teachers who are committed to incorporating the most effective methodologies into their teaching. The school strives to provide families with an affordable education in a small, family-centered environment where students are free to live the values of our faith.

Statement of School Philosophy

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is a community founded upon the traditions and doctrines of the Roman Catholic faith.  Our school strives to complement the parents’ role as the primary educators of their children as prescribed in the documents of the Vatican Council II.  Therefore, we commit ourselves to further the faith and education each child receives at home.  We will provide learning opportunities and challenges that address the spiritual, intellectual, psychological, social, and physical development of our students.  We establish these goals and objectives to guide our commitment to providing a balanced curriculum in an atmosphere that honors the dignity of every member of our school community.

Vision Statement

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School will provide strong educational programs in a safe, caring and inclusive Catholic learning environment. Working with parents and the community, our highly qualified faculty and staff will inspire and nurture the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of every child. Our Lady of Mount Carmel School will empower students to live ethically and morally while facing the challenges of an ever-changing culturally and technologically diverse world.


Contact Information

  • 530 Hot Springs Road
    Santa Barbara, California 93108
  • (805) 969 5965


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