Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Mount Carmel Area Educational Community to create a safe learning environment that nurtures the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of each child, promoting college and career readiness.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Mount Carmel Area School District is to continuously promote a school climate that encourages the involvement of students, parents, educators, staff, and community members.

The school community will work cooperatively to nurture lifelong learners who can adapt to an ever-changing global society.

This will be achieved through a continual review of our goals in conjunction with the PA Common Core Standards.

As a result, our achievements will foster an innovative instructional enviornment as we advance towards the demands of the 21st Century.

Shared Values

At Mount Carmel Area School District, we believe the following:

  • That quality education should be available to all students.
  • Students should be adequately prepared for an ever-changing society.
  • In independent thinking and action.
  • In responsible citizenship.
  • In collaborative partnerships.
  • In embracing diversity.
  • In maximizing student potential.
  • In a flexible and progressive education.The Mount Carmel Area School District envisions itself as a school that offers:
  • A comprehensive curricula which integrates the PA Academic Standards and Anchors.
  • Continual upgrading of technological resources for all students.
  • Informed data-driven decisions regarding curriculum, teaching strategies and learning.
  • Instruction by all highly qualified teachers.
  • Professional development that supports academic rigor and best teaching practices.
  • A safe and secure school environment that fosters learning and community.
  • An inclusive setting that is responsive to the needs of diverse student groups.

News and Events


MCASD Continuity of Education Plans

MCA School Closure Resources – Gd. 7-12

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Our administration, faculty, and staff have been meeting virtually over the course of the last few weeks, and we are continuing with plans to provide continuity of education for all of our students. Mount Carmel Area faculty, aides, and support staff will continue to provide Review and Enrichment activities during the closure, and teachers and aides will be available to work with students and answer questions online, via email, and on the phone whenever possible. Please check the District’s website and individual teachers’ sites for updated information. If anyone does not have access to online resources, paper copies can be made available for you – just contact your Principal, the Special Education Department, or call the school at 570-339-1500 and follow the prompts.

Here are the links to the resources:

Free school lunch & next-day breakfasts will continue M-F, and we are expanding our delivery to surrounding communities at the following locations:

Van #1:

  • Marion Heights Fire Co: 10:30-10:45 am
  • Natalie Fire Co: 10:55-11:10 am
  • Atlas Gazebo: 11:20-11:35 am

Van #2:

  • Locust Gap Playground: 10:30-10:45 am
  • Kulpmont Holy Angels Church rear parking lot: 10:55-11:10 am
  • Strong Fire Co: 11:20-11:35 am

Mount Carmel Area Administrators will deliver the lunches to the surrounding communities.

The Kulpmont Sportsmen Association, in conjunction with the West End Fire Co., will continue to provide lunch to all students M-F at the West End Fire Co., 12:00 noon-1:00 pm. Buddy Bag distribution will continue every Friday. The bags will be distributed at the main entrance of the JSHS and at the West End Fire Co. in Kulpmont from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Academic resources are available on the District’s website and Facebook page:

3-19-20 Updates:
*Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera has announced that the PSSA & Keystone exams have been cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year.

*The R&K Sandwich Fundraiser for the Class of 2020 & the MCA Big Red Band has been suspended until it is determined when school will officially reopen. Any students with orders should hold on to their orders and money for the time being.

*MCA Tornado eLearning Academy (TELA) students should look for an important message in their email.

Please visit the District’s Facebook Page and main website regularly for updates.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19