Mr. Bernard Stellar

Superintendent of Schools

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the Mount Carmel Area School District!

The Mount Carmel Area School District serves students and families in lower Northumberland County in the communities of Mount Carmel, Kulpmont, Marion Heights, and Mount Carmel Township. The rich culture and history of each of these communities combine to make our school district a truly special place.

My goals for Mount Carmel Area School District are simple:

  1. Provide a safe environment for our students and staff.
  2. Place student achievement for ALL students at the forefront of what we do.
  3. Provide our students with excellent artistic and athletic opportunities.
  4. Keep our facilities in excellent condition.
  5. All while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

I have spent my entire educational career serving the students and parents of our great school district, and as I enter my 31st year at MCA, I can tell you that I’ve never been prouder of our school, our students, our staff, and our great facilities.  Our maintenance and office staffs have been working very hard all summer to prepare for the school year, and our administration has worked very hard to ensure we have a great year, as well.

Our district offers many amazing opportunities for our students, from excellent academic programs, to athletic, musical, artistic, and other extra curricular activities that challenge and help our young people to become forward thinking, successful members of today’s complex society.

Our faculty, support staff, administration, and board of directors all work hard in very challenging financial times to bring the very best to our students, and we hope to continue with that mission for the 2019-2020 school year.

I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have at

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel”. Socrates

All the best!

Bernard Stellar,

Superintendent of Schools