A short drive west of Kingston, along the Bath Road and Lake Ontario, leads to the community of Amherstview and the home of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School.
The school is nestled on a quiet street with a large school yard adjacent to a park and directly opposite Blessed Sacrament Church. It is steps from the local community centre, and soccer and ball fields and is within walking distance of the local library, swimming pool and skating arena. The location of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School has blessed it with strong links to the parish and the community.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel opened in 1957 with only two teachers and 55 students. Currently, in its 50th Anniversary year, OLMC has a staff of 30 serving over 330 Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 students.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a dual track school and home to one of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board’s French Immersion programmes. That programme began as single Grade 1 class in the early 1990’s and has grown steadily over the years. The school now offers English language and French Immersion classes in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.
The OLMC Catholic School Council and parent community are active in volunteering and instrumental in supporting various activities and initiatives to support student learning.
The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School community lives daily its mission as a “school community of love, learning and respect”.