Mission and Motto

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Boonton, NJ, serves families with students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade by providing an education that is distinctly Classical and authentically Catholic. Drawing upon the best of the Roman Catholic educational tradition, students are immersed in the liturgical life of the Church, encouraged in their love of God and neighbor, and challenged by a curriculum that is steeped in the classics. Through their encounter with Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, we awaken children’s imaginations, inspire their minds, and inflame their hearts for lives of eternal purpose.


The motto of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is Lumen Gentium, “A Light to the Nations.” Inspired by the words of our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount, the parish prepares followers of Jesus to be the Light of the World. At Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, a Classical liberal-arts curriculum helps to form the whole person, thereby preparing students to realize their full academic potential and to thrive in every discipline. In this way, the school honors the ministry of the parish by equipping their students to follow the diverse callings of God in their lives and to flourish in every walk of life.

A Tradition of Catholic Education since 1863

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