Carondelet High School

Academics

Carondelet is dedicated to inspiring excellence in our students, helping them to realize their full potential and discover their passions as women of heart, faith and courage.

We offer our students a challenging college preparatory curriculum including elective courses in art, music, physical education and computer science. We also offer a full range of AP and Honors courses in English, Math, Social Studies, Modern Languages, Science and Visual and Performing Arts, as well as an Educational Resource Program for those students in need of academic support. At the Junior and Senior level, the combined course offerings of Carondelet and De La Salle, an adjacent Catholic boys’ school, provides a co-educational experience while maintaining each individual school’s identity.

We also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities including campus ministry, theater, honor societies, interscholastic sports, music, peer counseling, athletics, student government and yearbook.


Carondelet provides a rigorous education that incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a life-long love of learning.

Happening In and Out of the Classroom

Join us during Easter break 2018 (March 29 - April 7) on a journey of culture, language, self-discovery, and friendship filled with unforgettable moments. Celebrate Easter mass in a local church, practice Flamenco dance, make your own ceramic tile in Seville, Spanish cooking lesson in toledo, savor delicious paella, Tapas y mucho más!

Want to learn more? Visit the Spanish Vistas Trip Site.

For more information, e-mail
Ms. Eva Green at egreen@carondeleths.org
Ms. Ivette MacLean at imaclean@carondeleths.org.

¡Vámonos a España!

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One of the learning expectations for Carondelet students is "service to the dear neighbor." From the class of 2017, 66 seniors received the President's Volunteer Service Award for completing at least 100 hours of community service during their senior year, even though community service is not a graduation requirement. Carondelet was honored in 2010 as National Recipient of the Silver Medallion for Outstanding Service by a High School, by the National Jefferson Award Selection Committee.

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Students in Mrs. Mammola's French 3 Honors course competed to impress a group of judges made up of Carondelet faculty and administration with tasty dishes representing French-speaking countries from around the world. This contest was part of a semester-long project in which the students have been assigned specific countries from the French-speaking world and have been asked to research them in-depth. Two dozen students prepared 12 unique dishes to represent their countries and gave oral presentations in French to the judges, which described and explained the cultural significance of the dishes.

"The most exciting part of the competition was the aftermath, when everyone was trying each other's foods and talking about the struggles they faced while preparing their dishes. I also enjoyed the freedom given to us by our teacher and the kitchen staff to make whatever dishes we wanted," said Kasey M. '19, winner of "Best Dish Overall" along with her partner, Grace C. '18, for their fabulous fondue dish representing Switzerland.

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As we have announced at numerous parent meetings and parent educational gatherings, De La Salle and Carondelet have been working on a new bell schedule since 2008.

A committee was formed with representatives from both campuses to research and recommend a bell schedule that would be more effective in terms of providing greater time for non-academic events and programming built into the daily schedule. This recommendation was received last year, and based on further input, was modified. The collaborative efforts from both the De La Salle and Carondelet faculty and staff are greatly appreciated, as modifying the daily schedule at schools, especially schools that share students as we do, can be problematic.

Click here to download the new bell schedule.

We feel that this bell schedule provides the following advantages:

A more consistent and earlier release time at the end of the day

  • Less distress caused by the plethora of special schedules now in use
  • Less class time lost for modified scheduling needs
  • Instructional time ends at 1:55 p.m. on Thursday on the Carondelet campus, which creates less missed class time for athletes and students participating in extracurricular events
  • A dedicated time during the school day on Wednesday and Thursday for tutoring, office hours, club meetings, make-up testing and other academic opportunities for students
  • With the addition of X blocks for tutoring, make-up testing and other academic needs, students will now have a "sacred" lunch or "down-time" in the middle of the busy day
  • Two late start days for students
  • A more viable period 7 academic offering time slot for Carondelet in terms of teacher preparation and planning

For future reference, you can access our new bell schedule on the parent and student portal of our website under "quick links."

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Reflection by Jamie M. '18

My recent experience on Urban Plunge touched my heart. For this program, juniors travel to St. Anthony's Foundation in San Francisco. At St. Anthony's, we work with the many poor and homeless people in that area, serving food in the kitchen, sorting clothes, and more. During my time there, I worked at a senior citizen center. The four hours I spent there flew by as we danced the "Macarena," played dominoes, went for a walk and more. When we had to leave, I was so sad to say goodbye.

These couple hours I spent at the center really inspired me. I saw how much the activities coordinator truly enjoys her job and I got to experience it myself. Although I had not considered working with elderly people before, I now want to dedicate my time this summer to going to senior citizen centers and doing this as much as I can.

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