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Carmen Schools of Science & Technology

  • Carmen Schools of Science & Technology
  • 5496 N 72nd St
  • Milwaukee, WI 53218
  • (414) 837-4000

Program Description

Carmen's mission is to graduate all students as critical thinkers and self-directed learners prepared for success in college, meaningful careers, community involvement, and family life.

At Carmen High School of Science and Technology, we envision Students Achieving proficiency in scientific inquiry, creative discovery, and constructive problem-solving; professional-level skills in the uses of 21st century technology; and admission to colleges that will enable them to become civic leaders, authors, artists, scientists, teachers, doctors, or successful in any other family- and community- sustaining career.

Habits of Mind: All students and staff pursue excellence in communication, analysis, problem-solving, applying values in decision making, social interaction, developing a global perspective, effective citizenship, and aesthetic engagement. All students and staff display passion for learning and appreciation for good work. All students and staff welcome new perspectives and challenging ideas.

Habits of the Heart: Everyone strives to bridge cultures through learning, work, service, and celebration. Everyone contributes to a vital and compassionate community. Everyone respects the multiple traditions that sustain democracy and build a just society.

To ensure that our mission and vision is accomplished Carmen incorporates a model created by Alverno College that helps students develop critical thinking and life skills and apply them in academic courses and "real world" settings. The model describes Abilities students must achieve over the course of a liberal arts education:

  • 1. Communication
  • 2. Problem solving
  • 3. Social interaction
  • 4. Effective citizenship
  • 5. Analysis
  • 6. Valuing in decision-making
  • 7. Developing a global perspective
  • 8. Aesthetic engagement
  • Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Leadership development
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 700
    • Middle School: 169
    • Elementary School: 0
    • Post-secondary: 186
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically High-performing


    • More than 75%

    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • Beloit College
    • Bradley University
    • Creighton University
    • DePaul University
    • Gonzaga University
    • Knox College
    • Loras College
    • Loyola University Chicago
    • University of California-San Diego
    • Valparaiso University