Mount Carmel School awarded 6-year accreditation term


The Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) has renewed Mount Carmel’s Elementary and Middle School for a full 6-year accreditation term.

Mount Carmel is fully accredited through the year 2026.

Mt. Carmel is now accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).

Mount Carmel earned the maximum single term that can be awarded to a school.

The certification came after the Accreditation Committee reviewed Mount Carmel’s curriculum, faculty, and student performance.

Principal Dave Duenas explains that “WCEA accreditation is a reflection of Mount Carmel’s commitment to continuous school improvement focused on high achievement for all students.  This accomplishment is a testament to the school’s Catholic identity, curriculum and financial solvency.”

Attorney Mike Phillips, chairman of the Mount Carmel Alumni & Endowment Foundation, is extremely proud of the recognition. “I’ve been involved with Mount Carmel School for half a century, first as a student and now as the Foundation Chair.  We continue the hard work initiated by the School Sisters of Notre Dame,” Phillips said.

He added: “MCS maintains our 64-year legacy and our continued commitment to develop our students and educate the complete child. Mount Carmel students enjoy the greatest teachers in the world, and these teachers are the reason MCS performs so well.”