I graduated June 2013 and I have to say that Immaculate High School did a great job in preparing me for college. With the Honors and AP classes, I felt very prepared transitioning into college. The teachers are great and dedicated to helping students, and the small size makes it feel like a family. IHS is definitely a great place to send your kids if you want them to become well rounded students.
I graduated Immaculate High in June of 2011 and I must say: I loved this school. The teachers were focused, innovative, and loved their work and were always willing to help the students whenever they needed it. The students are very friendly, save for a few. The sports were challenging and engaging and each student was given the same opportunity. This school prepared me for college and I wouldn't change a thing about it.
My daughter is a freshman at Immaculate this year. She is very happy with the school and she loves her teachers. The teachers are very available for extra help for the students. It is very easy to track student progress and upcoming assignments through Edline. The administration is very open and available to parents. The sports programs are great for the students. Volunteerism is a priority for the school and part of the graduation requirements. Overall, I honestly don't have any complaints; as long as my child is happy and excelling, I am happy too.
this school is truly amazing. of course every school has its clicks and what not but the teachers are cool and mostly everyone there is friendly! i personally think that people choose to say that they 'hate' immaculate due to the fact they were either forced or dont try in their classes. for me i am able to balance out school along with my other current activities!
i absolubtly hate it, im currently attending ihs and the teachers are all pathetic except for a select few all the rest dont take it seriously and rather give us busy work rather then teach
Excellent school. Top notch faculty. Everyone here is like family. My son was extremely well prepared for college.
Save gas, and go local. This school, with its extracurriculars such as chorus, theater, field or ice hockey, tennis, golf, swim teams- its AP and Latin, Journalism and Environmental Science classes, dedicated staff and exceptional student body can serve students whose parents would otherwise consider traveling down to Fairfield Prep/Laurelton Hall, or paying through the nose at Wooster, Canterbury, Kent, Trinity-Pawling, or Brunswick and Sacred Heart. It has a nice large campus, right across from Tarrywile Park, the largest ubran park in the state of CT. Granted its buildings need some updates and improvements- thus often gets overlooked by families who value image and name-dropping over actual quality, and qualities that go unseen (but are lived and felt). For under $10K tuition, this school educates high schoolers with less than the state gives the public schools per student, yet turns out highly educated, well-rounded students.
Relative to private schools in the area such as Wooster, TP and Canterbury. There is much more value. Found that the honors programs is as challenging as the above schools. Its a great school.
My son is currently attending IHS. I'm very happy with the school and more importantly, he is happy. He is involved in student organizations, athletics, social activities and gets excellent grades. The teachers and administrators are always available to students and parents. IHS provodes a well-rounded experience.
I attended Immaculate High School and graduated in 1994. I beleive the quality of education I recieved there was excellent and I really loved my time spent there.
I have had 3 graduate from IHS and one from public hs. I highly recommend IHS.It comes down to what you are looking for in a school.A faith based school was very important to us to reinforce our familiy's values/beliefs. IHS offered a warm, supportive,community-support environment. Religious studies were not limited to just catholicism but my children were informed about the basis of many of the world religions as well. Values were an important part of daily interactions as well as reinforcement of these values with the availability of stessing the 'entire' person with the practice of community service. As far as academics, I found that each of my children had good preparation and did not find the academic transition of HS to college difficult. Especially strong in the sciences -physics/chemistry - Mr. Couch) and strong in English( Mrs. Arsenault, Mrs. Hartsburg) Math-good, some/fair.Teachers were ALWAYS available for help after school.2005
I am an Immaculate graduate. I believe this school is way too expensive for what it offers. The teachers definitely range from excellent to horrible, some just finishing college and not knowing how to teach or even the subject that well. I grew to become a better person from going to Immaculate only by realizing I never want to be like any of the kids who attend that school or most of the teachers who work there. There were some great teachers who deserve credit, those are Mrs. Bierbower, Mr. Dunleavy, the school nurse, and Mrs. Greene.
I hated this school my son went there and he allways came home about how the teachers didnt help him. however some teachers were good but some were embarrasing. they also need to upgrade the school. Jenny
I had two children graduate from this school and have been very pleased. The teachers are very good, with few exceptions. My children both are attending very good colleges. The school currently has a new principal who knows the school very well and the teachers, I feel the school will continue to improve in years to come.
The school was known for small class sizes. In 2003 the freshman class was the largest in school history and the school did nothing to address this influx, and has lost a great deal of advantage over public schools because of this.
Immaculate High School had their largest enrollment of Freshmen in 2003. This ballooned the size of the classes and diminished the overall experience which made Immaculate so desireable in the first place. The disappointing thing is that IHS did not do anything about this in 2004. I guess the extra money to teacher ratio is just too good and unfortunately this has compromised the reputation of a small environment. Teachers vary in quality from very skilled to embarrassing. This is a reflection on the lack of teacher hiring criteria. To IHS credit, the very bad teachers are usually fired the next year. But teachers should not be allowed to experiment on our children in a prestigious private school. The school sold us and others on the small class size of 18 or so, and my childs average sized class is over 30.
This school should invest more of its contributions into the safety of its students, faculty, and neighbors by designing and implementing a solution to the continuous problems with traffic coming in and out of Ryders Lane. There are documented cases of children (at least 2 that I am aware of) that have either been injured or have died as a result of injuries sustained from the wreckless drivers (both parents and students alike) coming in and out of the entrance/exit that Immaculate has designated as their own, although, Ryders Lane is a dead-end road. And all they want is a new football field? Seems like priorities are a bit out-of-line.
Immaculate is a truley unique means of bring a child from the youth of elementary school to the maturity needed for college. The principal has recently step down and that should only improve the schools moral and community support. Immaculate is a great place to grow and mature. Sports at this school our wonderful. One of the few schools left where an athlete gets the highest and best education.
Immaculate HS has one major problem - it's population is 90% upper-middle-class caucasians. Though the school is Catholic and small, there is just as much, or maybe even more, drug usage. On the plus side, the Arts program has developed in the last few years into something that should be commended. Many of the sports teams are also top notch. The teachers vary in quality from very good to horrible. However, the best thing about IHS is the small school environment. [Most of] The faculty truly care about their students - both in and out of the classroom.
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