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Chicago North Shore (Carmel Catholic High School)

Address: 1 Carmel Pkwy, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA
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Description Chicago North Shore (Carmel Catholic High School)

  • Established: 1962
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Students age: 14-18
  • School Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 1100
  • Type of training: blended
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Overall grade - A+
  • % of Teachers with Advanced Degree: 75% (Master’s Degree and above)
  • Faculty to Student Ratio: 1:12
  • University Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Technology Programs: Bring Your Own Device

Private school Chicago North Shore - a prestigious educational institution that creates excellent conditions for foreign students. The main task of the school is to help students achieve outstanding academic results through first-class programs, qualified teachers and modern technical equipment. Particular attention is paid to compiling an individual plan for each student, revealing his talents, abilities and interests. Personal development is an equally important aspect here: the school seeks to create a positive and friendly atmosphere in which students want to take an active part in the life of the institution, develop and make friends. As a result of studying at a private school in Chicago North Shore, teens learn important social skills, get to know themselves better and develop personal qualities. 99% of graduates have outstanding practice-oriented knowledge, because all students of Chicago North Shore confidently enter the best universities in America and cope with university academic workloads.

Expansive STEM offerings

Including engineering and computer science courses, and an astronomy program taught by a NASA Ambassador

Top Robotics Team in the World

The Carmel Catholic robotics team is ranked #1 in the world, beating 7,000 other teams at the global competition

Business INCubator Lab

Students can create and pitch their own small businesses and products to professionals, from whom they could receive funding to launch their business

Dual Credit Courses

Offered through four universities, including Milwaukee School of Engineering, one of the country’s top engineering schools

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government and
  • Politics
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • World History
  • 20th Century History
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2

Honors Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ancient World History
  • Biology
  • Business Accelerator
  • Business INCubator
  • Calculus
  • Ceramics/Sculpture 2
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese 1
  • Chinese 2
  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Advanced Dance
  • Dance Leadership
  • Drama
  • Drawing and Painting 1
  • Drawing and Painting 2
  • Drumline/Percussion Ensemble
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • European History
  • Finance and Investments
  • French 1
  • French 2
  • French 3
  • Geometry
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Graphic Design 3
  • Guitar 2
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
  • International Business
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Journalism
  • Latin 1
  • Latin 2
  • Latin 3
  • Marching Band
  • Advanced Media Production
  • Mixed Media 1
  • Mixed Media 2
  • Mobile App Development
  • Open Studio Art
  • Orchestic Dance Company
  • Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Photography 2
  • Photography 3
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Robotics
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Stagecraft

Notable Courses

  • String Ensemble
  • Technology Student
  • Internship 2.0
  • Trigonometry
  • U.S. Government and Civics
  • U.S. History
  • Web Design
  • Wind Ensemble
  • World History
  • Yearbook
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Biotechnology
  • Ceramics
  • Chicago History and Culture
  • Corporate Finance and Investment
  • Film as Narrative
  • Geoscience
  • Girls Today, Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Global Issues of the 21st Century
  • History of Rock and Roll
  • Sports Medicine
  • Tap Dance

At Amerigo, students have a clear pathway into a top American University

Amerigo is an elite Comprehensive Boarding Program for high school students, providing graduates with guaranteed acceptance into a Top 50 U.S. University through the Amerigo Agreement. The Top 50 guarantee is available to any student who meets the ongoing criteria for the Honors Track program, and fulfills their duties as laid out in the Amerigo Agreement.

Through the Amerigo Agreement, Amerigo pledges to provide students with exclusive academic opportunities, including:

  • High-level academic and university guidance with Amerigo experts
  • Tours of universities and exclusive meetings with admissions officers
  • In-depth university essay writing assistance, including regular check-ins on drafts
  • ACT, SAT and TOEFL test preparation
  • Additional study hours and tutoring as needed to assist students in maintaining strong academics and much more

In return, the student pledges to meet the program’s entry requirements, take part in extracurricular activities and leadership roles, meet deadlines and maintain a strong academic standing throughout their time in high school.


Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Chicago North Shore (Carmel Catholic High School)

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High School + Advanced Placement

  • Age: 14-18
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Cost: from $ 62,250 per year.

The high school program is built according to the classical American system, aimed at excellent academic performance and confident admission to the best universities in the country. Of particular popularity and credibility are education in engineering and robotics.

High school students can study subjects at an advanced level of difficulty, which is equivalent to the first course of the university. AP gives huge advantages when entering universities, because it enjoys great demand, but at the same time only students with excellent academic training can master it.

The school offers a choice of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Higher mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese language and culture
  • Political science
  • Programming
  • English and Writing
  • Environmental sciences
  • History of Europe
  • French language and culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music theory
  • Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Studio art
  • US Government and Politics
  • US history
  • Global history.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are offered accommodation in a residence located just minutes from the school. Pupils live in separate residences for boys and girls, for which staff of the educational institution and security watch over 24 hours a day.

Characteristics of residences:

  • Double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • High speed wifi
  • Comfortable relaxation areas, classrooms, dining rooms
  • Laundry

Upscale Apartment

Students live together in a beautiful apartment complex with first-class amenities, including a swimming pool, gym and more. The residence is located just a quick drive away from the school, and across the street from a shopping district with numerous restaurants, stores and a movie theater.

Safe, secure and supervised

Amerigo staff securely tracks students in realtime and monitor the dorms using state-of-theart security technology. Full-time campus staff eat and live with students, providing 24/7 supervision. Comprehensive safety policies and procedures ensure that students are always safe

Spacious dorm living

Single-gender, double-occupancy rooms, with shared space for socializing, dining, recreation and studying. The dormitories are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, comfortable communal areas, study rooms, laundry facilities and kitchenettes. The lawn is manicured and there are sports, entertainment and leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and fitness center.

Weekend trips

Students take regular weekend trips, including Chicago Bulls basketball games, the Art Institute of Chicago (one of the top 5 museums in the world), restaurants, movie theaters and shopping malls. Students also participate in community service opportunities. Students take part in in two annual supervised trips during Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break.

Events Chicago North Shore (Carmel Catholic High School)

Children can participate in activities organized by the school, trips and excursions, competitions, olympiads. At the weekend, children are waiting for events organized by school staff, and during the holidays, trips are organized around the country and abroad.

Sports Overview

Carmel Catholic offers a stellar athletics program with 48 athletic teams offered, including regionally competitive Varsity teams and an intramural sports program.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Awards and Championships Won during 2019-2020

  • Girls’ Gymnastics State Champions
  • Boys’ Golf State Qualifiers
  • Girls’ Gymnastics State Qualifiers
  • Girls’ Gymnastics Sectional Title
  • Boys’ Golf Regional Title
  • Girls’ Gymnastics Regional Title
  • Girls’ Volleyball Regional Title
  • 15 Individual State Appearances for Gymnastics, Wrestling, Cross Country
  • 4 Individual State Winners for Gymnastics
  • 2 Individual State Champions for Gymnastics 


  • 100% College and University Acceptance Rate
  • 112 AP and Honors courses and 20+ Dual Credit courses offered
  • Robust Arts Curriculum: Carmel Catholic offers a dance company, arts technology internship, and 50+ arts courses, including Honors and AP
  • University Visits: Admissions officers from 175+ colleges and universities visit campus each year, including Top 50 universities
  • Engineering Program: In partnership with Project Lead the Way, Carmel Catholic offers an advanced engineering program, including courses on Engineering Design and Aerospace
  • TV Production Studios: Students with interests in journalism and television can benefit from the school’s television studio with professional audio and video equipment
  • $60,000 - average university scholarship each student received
  • 175 Colleges and universities visit the campus annually
  • 26 average ACT score earned by students (national average is 20.8)
  • 9 perfect ACT scores (only 0.2% of students receive a perfect score )
  • 180 members of National Honor Society in 2020
  • 13 students recognized as National Merit Scholars in 2020

Wide Range of Business Courses

Carmel Catholic has a robust business curriculum, ranging from introductory courses for beginner students to AP and Honors courses for advanced students.

The school also has a multifunctional business classroom with small group centers and a speaking area

Business Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Accounting (Dual Credit)
  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Law (Honors)
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Business Technology (Honors)
  • Finance and Investment (Honors)
  • International Business (Honors)
  • Investment and Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Personal Finance
  • Macroeconomics (AP)
  • Microeconomics (AP)
  • Microsoft Software Applications

Business INCubator

In the Business INCubator Lab course, students set up their own companies, where they work to solve problems in the real world through creative solutions and inventions

Past projects have included:

  • Heat-activated mosquito repellant
  • Mobile app that catalogs clothing and suggests outfits
  • Student-run coffee shop located within the school

Building on Real-World Skills

Students create executable business plans, developing crucial business and communication skills, including:

  • Marketing
  • Financing
  • Pitching an idea
  • Managing production
  • Prototyping

Pitching and Building a Company

At the end of the semester, students pitch their company idea to local investors. If they are successful, students receive capital funds and work with the school faculty on securing patents and putting their idea into the market. Students with successful pitches are paired with Chicago entrepreneurs and business experts who serve as mentors

Robotics Competition 

The Carmel Catholic Robotics Team is ranked #1 in the World, beating more than 5,000 other teams at the 2019 First Tech Challenge World Cup.

Support and Sponsorships

The school and community provide strong financial support and mentorship opportunities to the team. The team has consistently competed at a high level. The school has built a brand-new Robotics Lab for the students, equipped with the latest technology and tools. The team receives mentorship and sponsorship from a range of professional companies, including Google, Hydraforce, Digital Design Corporation (DDC), Advanced Network Devices (AND), Elenco and Actual Technologies.

Mobile App Development

The team also builds mobile apps for phones, including playable robotics challenges and Augmented Reality games, available in the Apple and Google app stores. The team also developed an Oculus Rift VR game that they bring to competitions and outreach events.

Two Robotics Teams

There are 2 robotics teams at Carmel Catholic—a senior varsity team called Not Your Average Nerds (NYAN) and a team for lower students called Not Not Nerds (N Cubed), where younger students can receive training and experience before moving up. Both teams compete in annual state, national and global competitions.



Equipment Chicago North Shore (Carmel Catholic High School)

The educational institution is located in one of the most beautiful cities in America - Chicago. This is the third largest city in the United States, which became the home of the first skyscrapers, 570 parks, the largest museum in the world, 26 beaches and more than 7 thousand restaurants await foreigners in Chicago. It has warm and dry summers and cold, snowy winters. The population of the city is 2.7 million people. The city boasts a developed transport and trade infrastructure.

  • Beautiful 50-acre campus with gardens and outdoor
  • Business INCubator classroom with creative workspaces
  • Brand-new advanced engineering lab
  • State-of-the-art innovation lab with 3D printers and small group study rooms
  • Brand new STEM center equipped with engineering, robotics, physics, biology and chemistry labs
  • Expansive athletic facilities: football field, softball field, indoor basketball court, and weight room

$6.2 million recently renovated Fine and Performing Arts Center, featuring:

  • Professional dance studio (pictured bottom-right), fine arts studios and ceramics studios
  • 800-seat black box theater where students hold large-scale performances twice a year
  • Darkroom photography lab and Mac computer lab

Brand New Sports Facilities

Modern facilities include 2 stadiums, weight rooms, locker rooms, tennis courts, baseball and softball fields More than 85% of students participate in sports and intramurals.

Each year, many students are signed to play sports at the collegiate level.

The school has partnered with EFT Sports Performance, a world-class training program that caters to professional and college/elite high school athletes.

The top-right photo depicts the school basketball court, which is filled with Regional and State Champion banners for basketball, tennis, football, soccer, gymnastics and more.

Total Championships Won:

  • 104 Regional Titles
  • 45 Sectional Titles
  • 20 State Awards
  • 87 Individual State Qualifiers
  • 18 Individual State
  • Championships

Extracurricular Activities: 

  • Academic Challenge
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Business Competition
  • Chess Team
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • eSports and Games
  • Females in STEM
  • Film Club
  • French Club
  • Health Careers Program
  • Knitting Club
  • Latin Club
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Model U.N.
  • National Honor Society
  • Orchesis Dance Club
  • Photography Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Robotics Teams
  • Scholastic Bowl
  • Science Club
  • Social Justice Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Youth & Government Club

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The price includes:

  • Training
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Academic support.

Additional costs include:

  • Insurance
  • Excursions and activities during the spring and autumn holidays
  • School uniform
  • Educational materials
  • Transfer
  • Off-site weekend events.

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