Middle School Life
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School provides a host of opportunities to the middle school students to cultivate their God-given gifts both in school and in their free time. These intellectual, social, and service oriented events provide an opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, their peers, and the school community they are a part of.
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Retreats
All middle school students will have a retreat opportunity throughout the year that includes team building activities, opportunity for reflection, and prayer.
Although some classes are required, students are able to choose their own elective classes which are built into the school day. Students are encouraged to choose according to their interests, which enables them to strengthen skills and build relationships with their peers who share the same leisurely or academic pursuits. Some elective classes include: newspaper, yearbook, robotics, photography, service, guitar, drama and theater, strategic board games, and home economics.
8th Grade Privileges and Events
As a culmination of their years at OLMC, 8th grade students are given distinctive privileges and have the advantage of coordinating lively events throughout the year. These opportunities include: facilitating and serving at the Italian Dinner, organizing the Talent Show to kick of Catholic Schools Week, and dressing down on their birthday. The 8th grade also goes on multiple curricular-related field trips that include serving at the Poor Clare Monastery, visiting the holocaust museum in Richmond, and visiting civics-related venues in Washington, D.C . (for advanced classes) to earn high school credit in math and foreign language.