Academic Excellence

Work Hard, Play Hard!

Party Time!

A Beautiful Place

Ministry Opportunities

Fun During Spirit Week

Our K-6th Graders

Go, Mt. Carmel Lions!

An International Community

The Girls' Residence


We Love Mt. Carmel!



summer work projectsALL OF US here at Mt. Carmel School welcome you to our web site. Our school was founded in 1925 by Dr. Lela G. McConnell. We’ve been educating, mentoring, and equipping young people to be light in this dark world for a long time.

What transpired on this Eastern Kentucky mountaintop in the 1920s with a handful of college students has grown into a world-wide ministry. The Kentucky Mountain Holiness Association, which grew from Mt. Carmel School and its institutions and ministries, has touched every part of the earth. A continuous line of young people have come and continue to come to Mt. Carmel School from around the world to study. Many have found Christ here and have begun their preparation to serve a needy world. Most further their education in some of America’s best colleges, and many return to their country to be life-changers. There is not a continent untouched by an alumnus of Mt. Carmel School.

In a day when Christianity and the message of Christ are being challenged as never before in the modern era, Mt. Carmel School is more important, more needed than ever before.


JV &Varsity VB & BB

Oct 27-28 JV and Varsity Volleyball and Basketball @ Landmark Louisville

Tuition & Fees

for the 2017-2018 school year now available

Mr. Adam Vanaman's Birthday - Oct 21

Happy birthday, Mr. Vanaman!



In addition to Mt. Carmel School being one of the most affordable boarding schools in the nation, our tuition assistance programs seek to ensure that all students have the opportunity to experience a Christian education.

Study Skills

Students are provided the opportunity to develop excellent study habits. Each weekday students are expected to attend an evening study hall.

Work Ethic

All dorm students at Mt. Carmel School take part in the school’s work program. The various jobs include landscaping, cooking, dishes, janitorial work, carpentry, trash detail, and a variety of other things. This program enables us to keep student tuition at a low price.


Mt. Carmel School offers a college-preparatory program that qualifies students to attend the college or university of their choice. Recent graduates have been accepted at numerous schools including Asbury University, Calvin College, Purdue University, the University of Michigan, the University of Kentucky, and others. We want to assist our students in reaching their God-given potential in all areas of life.

Spiritual Emphasis

Spiritual life is nurtured through Bible classes, chapels, prayer meetings, Sunday school, Sunday worship services, and voluntary discipleship groups. Students are provided the opportunity to hear many outstanding speakers, preachers, and missionaries.

International Community

In recent years, Mt. Carmel School has had students from South Korea, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Honduras, Japan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda.

Ministry Opportunities

Students can participate in special projects like Operation Christmas Child, caroling and giving cookies to the retired workers, and writing letters to soldiers in Afghanistan. Students perform cantatas every Christmas and Easter. They can also travel in vocal ensemble and drama team.

Lifelong Friendships

Former students often talk about the friendships begun while attending Mt. Carmel School that remain strong today. As a boarding school, Mt. Carmel creates a bond that is like family.

Christ-Centered Faculty

The faculty at Mt. Carmel School are dedicated to serving Christ in and outside of the classroom. They are readily available and equipped to give both spiritual and academic guidance. These experienced teachers are all college graduates with either a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree.


Mt. Carmel School is accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  Mt. Carmel School is also recognized as an official non-public school by the Kentucky Department of Education.  Our diploma is recognized by all major colleges and universities within the United States.


Mt. Carmel School graduates who go on to college/university

Schools That Have Accepted MCS Graduates

Our students make up a truly international community

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