Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, centrally located in Elmsford, New York, was established in 1929 through the vision of Reverend James Hackett. In response to the movement of immigrants from Europe to New York and on to Westchester County, Father Hackett, the pastor of this small country mission Church, petitioned the superior of the Sisters in White Plains to provide Catholic nuns to educate the children. Combined grades in small classrooms marked the beginning of our rich history. Read More >
We had a wonderful first day! Everyone was happy to see each other and we welcome our new students to the Mt. Carmel Family. We're looking forward to a great school year together.
It is with our deepest sympathy we inform you that our Sr. Margaret Keogan, RDC passed away last night, Tuesday, April 28th.
Sr. Margaret started teaching at Mt. Carmel in 1962. Our Sr. Margaret (I use “our” very deliberately) taught at
Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Elmsford for more than 50 years.
It is said that bricks and mortar make a building, teachers make it a school, but Sr. Margaret is an institution.
She oversaw all our sports programs for many years: basketball, volleyball, baseball and everything in between. If you were ever at a game where your parish was playing Mt Carmel, she was there - perhaps keeping the book, on the bench, or maybe at the door taking admissions and selling candy, but she was always there.
Sr. Margaret was not only a wonderful 8th grade teacher who really connected with her students on their level, but she prepared them for high school by teaching them to be compassionate, brave, and caring individuals. In addition to being a wonderful teacher she was a huge presence in our faculty. Although her quiet demeanor often left her listening to our daily struggles in school as well as in our personal life, when needed she often would give her bit of advice. It was always something we needed to hear and that we could carry with us forever. She often said “this too shall pass.” How fitting for the current times.
Sr. Margaret’s Irish heritage was something she was extremely proud of. She spoke fondly of childhood memories of growing up in an Irish family. How her father would give his advice in his Irish brogue. She would then mimic him for us in the faculty room during our lunch breaks. It was truly heartwarming.
If you asked Sr. Margaret what her favorite song was she would tell you "Bridge Over Trouble Water."
“When you’re weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all
I’m on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down...”
Although we mourn her passing, her presence will forever remain imprinted in our hearts.
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In case you missed the photos from our 90th Anniversary, here is the link to copy and paste into your browser.
Or you may go to our Alumni Page, or find the link under Media/Photos.
We are so thankful for our photographer, Meghan Torres, who donated her time and talent to provide these pictures, for people to look at, download, and print, all for free.
Please consider Meghan for any event you might want to capture in pictures, such as family photograph sessions or other family events. Be sure to mention you are a alumni or friend of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Elmsford.
IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR STAY N’ PLAY PROGRAM
Due to the increased allergies among our students, and for the safety of all, we will no longer provide snacks at our after school program.
Please send your own snack with your child.
The snack should be:
sufficient to sustain your child until time of pick-up, include a beverage, and be clearly labeled for after school (SNP)
Your child should be aware that this snack is only for after school. Snacks should not be shared with other children.
Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.
For complete information:
Please contact Mrs. Luz Montealegre
in the Rectory at 914-592-6789 ext 121
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Asistencia financiera está disponible para aquellos que califiquen.
Para mas información:
Por favor contacte a la Sra. Luz Montealegre
en la rectoría al 914-592-6789 ext 121
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The NYS Immunization requirements for the 2018 -2019 school year have been uploaded. Please find "Nurse Office" under the About Us drop down.
2018 - 2019 Tuition & Payment information
Please check under Admissions for updates.
The FACTS 2018 - 2019 term is now open for new families to begin registering.
Finalization Deadlines for the August 1st payment date:
July 11: Families who are invoiced
July 22: Families with automatic payments
Los hechos 2018-2019 ya están abiertos para que las nuevas familias empiecen a registrarse.
Plazos de finalización de la fecha de pago del 1 DE AGOSTO:
Julio de 11: familias que se facturan
Julio de 22: familias con pagos automáticos