This school provides a great student instructor ratio. Students are able to get the attention that they need to succeed. The fact my children receive Spanish at an early age is setting them a part from their peers. Mr. Smith, the principle, knows the children in his school and holds them to a high expectations. Being a faith-based school, I know my children are presented good values that will help them succeed in a increasing complex world.
This school is excellent and still a gem! The administration has worked hard to promote a positive learning environment. Students are respectful, teachers educators, a combination that prepares students for high school. My oldest child was not prepared for high school; however, with the changes made by the current administration and teachers, my child that recently graduated was well prepared and the top in her class! I've toured many Catholic schools in the area and this one by far is the best in every way. Can't say enough about this school.
This school used to be a little gem, tucked away in a private, peaceful setting. As most schools, it had its ups and downs, but the teachers were committed and the parents were supportive. New administration has been the catalyst for a mass exodus of teachers and many students. It's a shame that one person has been allowed to slowly destroy the school, which will likely result in the demise of the beautiful old church as well.
My daughter has been at IHM for eight years and absolutely loves the school. As a parent I was truly blessed to run across IHM some years ago when we were looking for a Pre-K school. My family fell in love with the school. Our current principal, Dan Smith, taught at Subiaco Academy and Catholic High for a combined 15+ years. He brings a type of Christian leadership to IHM that are unmatched. The school, church, unselfish parents, absolutely incredible teachers and a wonderful bunch of kids make Immaculate Heart of Mary a true blessing to the community. As a parent I am happy that schools like this still exist.