On 9th January 1956, Carmel School, Dhanbad Started with a strength of 30 children and has come a long way to its present strength of about 2400 girls. In keeping with the suggestion of Father Sharpe S.J, the then parish priest of Dhanbad. Mother Violette, superior of Carmel Convent, Digwadih and Sr. Terese started the primary wing at Lindsay Club Hirapur. This was shifted 3 months later to the Indian School of Mines, under the supervision of Principal Sr. Leonora. In April 1959, the land on which the school stands today was purchased.
The high school section was started in 1969. In 1970, the school got affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate (CISCE) later for the I.S.C examinations (1993). In 1981, the school celebrated its Silver Jubliee.
In 1990 anther page was added to the golden history of Carmel School, when the present +2 building came up.
In February, 2011, a new block for the Primary Section was added.