Our Principal - Jesse Casares


Welcome to St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School! We are so excited that you have selected us to partner with. Our goal is College and Heaven for each of our students and we are looking forward to helping your family reach those goals. I started my journey with St. Mary of Carmel 8 years ago, and when I started I had no clue where those first steps would take me. During my time here this campus has become home, my hope and goal for each student that walks through its doors that SMC becomes their home. I have been blessed in so many ways by saying “yes” to the call to serve. Serving in this community has made me better, and that is in part due to all the wonderful families, volunteers, and faculty members here. I pray that the same will be true for you as well. Please know that your family is known, loved and served here at St. Mary of Carmel.
As we embark on this school year, I want to leave you with a prayer.

Dear Lord,
As we begin this new school year, we gather as a community of believers, a family of your children. We thank you for the renewal of the past months and our safe return to this place.We thank you for the promise of the days ahead and for the blessing of your accompaniment. Be with us this year. Open our hearts to become people with and for others. Help us to be studious, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice. Keep us safe in body and spirit. Let us be gentle with ourselves while striving to serve your greater glory. And may we always be a source of support, encouragement and love to others.


¡Bienvenidos a la Escuela Católica Santa María del Carmelo! Estamos muy emocionados de que nos haya seleccionado para asociarnos. Nuestro objetivo es la Universidad y el Cielo para cada uno de nuestros estudiantes y esperamos ayudar a su familia a alcanzar esos objetivos. Comencé mi camino con Santa María del Carmelo hace 8 años, y cuando comencé no tenía idea de adónde me llevarían esos primeros pasos. Durante mi tiempo aquí, este campus se ha convertido en mi hogar, mi esperanza y mi meta para cada estudiante que cruza sus puertas, que SMC se convierta en su hogar. He sido bendecido de muchas maneras al decir “sí” al llamado a servir. Servir en esta comunidad me ha hecho mejor, y eso se debe en parte a todas las maravillosas familias, voluntarios y profesores aquí. Rezo para que lo mismo sea cierto para usted también. Tenga en cuenta que su familia es conocida, amada y atendida aquí en St. Mary of Carmel.
Al embarcarnos en este año escolar, quiero dejarles con una oración.

Querido señor,
Al comenzar este nuevo año escolar, nos reunimos como una comunidad de creyentes, una familia de sus hijos. Te agradecemos por la renovación de los últimos meses y nuestro regreso seguro a este lugar. Te agradecemos por la promesa de los días venideros y por la bendición de tu acompañamiento. Quédate con nosotros este año. Abre nuestro corazón para convertirnos en personas con y para los demás. Ayúdanos a ser estudiosos, abiertos al crecimiento, religiosos, amorosos y comprometidos con hacer justicia. Mantennos seguros en cuerpo y espíritu. Seamos amables con nosotros mismos mientras nos esforzamos por servir a tu mayor gloria. Y que siempre seamos una fuente de apoyo, aliento y amor para los demás.


About Us

St. Mary of Carmel is building the Kingdom of Heaven by forming saints and scholars. St. Mary of Carmel School strives to nurture the whole individual in a faith-filled Catholic environment: to promote spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth in each person as an ongoing journey to maturity as a Catholic Christian and citizen of the world.

Root Beliefs

At St. Mary of Carmel we believe that:

  1. God is our all in all
  2. We are many parts, but all one body.
  3. Christ is in everyone
  4. We are always learning
  5. We do small things with great love

Core Values

  1. Love
  2. Learn
  3. Forgive
  4. Serve
  5. Strive

Our Mission:
To serve our students by providing a quality, Catholic education in a safe and nurturing environment.

Our Shared Purpose:
The primary goal of our school community is to build the Kingdom of Heaven by forming saints and scholars who will be prepared for college preparatory high schools.

Our Location

We are located at 1716 Singleton Boulevard in Dallas. Our location provides easy access for parents who commute into the Dallas area. It is less than a 5 minute drive from most of the Dallas downtown and is quite likely on your way to work. Free supervised care at the school begins at 7:15 a.m. in the school cafeteria. After school, supervision is available from 3:40 - 6 PM for an additional charge.

Our History


The Catholic Community of St. Mary of Carmel dates back to 1937 when a young missionary priest from Spain, Father Sebastian Valles, O.C.D., began working with West Dallas Catholics from a small building on Chihuahua Street that served as both church and classroom. When the congregation outgrew its cramped facilities, it acquired a "real" church building from Christ the King Parish.

Father Sebastian's dream of opening a Catholic school was realized in 1944 when the current middle school and convent were built. The Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate graciously agreed to staff the new St. Mary of Carmel School, where they continued to serve until Sister Margaret retired in 2015.

In 1973, St. Rita joined St. Mary of Carmel as a "parish partner," offering financial assistance and shared projects to help meet the growing needs of the St. Mary's community. Traditions were established, buildings were added, and dedicated lay teachers joined the staff.

Several generations of children and their families, along with many dedicated priests, Sisters, and lay teachers have passed through St. Mary's doors since 1944. Each person has added unique color and depth to the tapestry that is St. Mary of Carmel School, and each passing year adds a page to its rich history. The tradition of quality Catholic education continues here and passes from generation to generation.

The strong educational and spiritual foundation that St. Mary's provides is reflected in the accomplishments of its students and alumni. Graduates attend area Catholic schools such as Jesuit College Preparatory, Ursuline Academy, Bishop Lynch Cristo Rey and Bishop Dunne as well as area magnet schools such as Skyline and Townview. We strive to continue to build on this rich history as we form saints and scholars we are ready to be leaders in our Dallas community.