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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the daily schedule at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School?

The first bell rings at 8:05 am. Prayers begin at 8:10 am. Classes start promptly at 8:15 am.

What school districts provide busing to St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School?

All local school districts provide transportation.

Does St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School have a hot lunch program?

St. Mary’s has a hot lunch program purchased on a weekly basis. All meals are prepared by parent volunteers.

Where are school uniforms purchased?

School uniforms are worn in Grades Pre-K- 8. Uniforms are available for purchase at Flynn and O’Hara. Gym uniforms may also be purchased at Flynn and O’Hara.

Does St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School offer an After School Care Program?

The After School Care Program operates from the time school is dismissed at 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm. It is staffed by teachers and staff members from the school. The program consists of play, homework, snack, and various activities.

Is there a specific time when visitors can observe at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School?
Visitors are always welcome. Please call the school’s office at (570) 346-4429 to schedule a guided tour of the school.

Is tuition assistance available?

Tuition assistance is available through the Diocese of Scranton’s Scholarship Foundation funded through the EITC Tax Credit Program. Applications are available in the school office. St. Mary’s Scrip Program provides an excellent opportunity for tuition reduction.

Are there tuition payment plans available?

Tuition is paid to the FACTS tuition management company. Options are available for 1 payment, 2 payments or 12 monthly payments.

Do you have to be of the Catholic faith to attend St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School?

St. Mary’s welcomes students of all faiths.

Is there an online parent/school communication source available?

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School offers FACTS SIS, a tool for parents to access and share critical school information. We also utilize a smartphone app called REMIND to serve as an alert system or daily reminders via text or email. 

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