Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, in San Ysidro, California, was founded in 1933 under the administration of the Sisters Servants of the Blessed Sacrament. The school started with seven students and four religious sisters. In 1943, the school was renamed San Ysidro Academy and presided over by the Benedictine Sisters. The school was then expanded and offices were added. In 1966 the Benedictine Sisters left San Ysidro and the Sisters Servants of the Blessed Sacrament returned, giving back to school its original name, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.
An assembly hall was added in 1979, and in the early 1990’s plans were initiated to replace the original classrooms. In 1992 the Diocese of San Diego approved blueprints for a more modernized and safer school building. Construction began in March 1993 and Phase I of the new building was completed in September 1994.
In response to parent demands and the opportunity to continue reinforcing enrollment, the school is currently leasing two portable classrooms for our Kinder Readiness Program and Learning Center to enhance reading and writing skills.
Last year we initiated a “Complete the Dream” Campaign to complete Phase II of the new building. Phase II consists of replacing the older building that currently serves Kindergarten and First Grade with the addition of a new building with four new classrooms. These classrooms would provide new, safer, modern classrooms, incorporating an all new, state-of-the-art, Computer and Media Center, as well as an all new Fine Arts Department.
It is only through the generosity of our friends, parents, and alumni that we can Complete the Dream. We hope that you will help Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School’s dream become reality.