All three of my kids went to this school. I considered paying about $10,000 yearly just for a safe environment. My kids could of received a better education at a public school and not be humiliated by the actions of the priests that were in once in question, but it was convenient.The average class size is 35 kids, for one teacher and no assistant. Now, add special needs kids to that equation, whereas no qualified help is hired. Thus, everyone suffers, the kids, teachers and parents. All they care about is the money. Look into the teachers that have been there some have even been out of the certification even while they were being accredited. This would of never been permitted in public schools, if your continuing education or certification were expired or not done, you are out of a job. Not in Immaculate, pay them less and have a job!!! It's who you know that gets you that special treatment. Be wise, do your homework as parents and if your child can go to a public school DO IT!!!!
I agree with the reviews about the principal and his politics and greed. I attended this school, as did my sister, and it was a superior institution back in the 90's; but the current principal is placing special needs children in classes with all other children in order to capitalize on government grants. The school is now run like a shady business and the parents and teachers are increasingly frustrated.
The staff at this school is nothing but inadequate, specially the accounting! The school gets funds from the Federal gov't to assist and provide programs to children with special needs, which are not used!. The school does not have the staff to address the needs of these children yet they keep filling the classrooms at their expense. The Pre-K program is just a really expensive day care. The education is below standards compared to public schools. There have been serious issues with bullying with serious consequences and they have failed or chose not inform parents about it. You have to know the right people in the school and the church (really sad) to get someone to listen and actually cares. Really dissapointed with the school and the church leadership for misguiding parents and not addressing the issues at the school
Don't waist your time and money, this school sucks! It s supposed to be a great school, but all it s a mask, they only care about money, they re including children with disabilities in regular classrooms, that required full time assistance, with no assistance!!! because they paid more than $10 grant per year, and the parents that sacrifice and work hard for their children to have a great education re put to the side.... because teachers don't have enough hands and extra help for those students with more needs. It s sad but it all comes down to money!!! not education!!!
I placed my children in this school because I wanted them to have the faith background that I was not offered as a child. I was indeed very disappointed. If you are not part of the 'IN" group your child is not treated the same. If you are in the "IN" group then you get special privileges. There are a very limited # of teachers that go out of their way but the office staff and principal are a disaster, your child's well being nor your opinion matters to them. If this is what it is to be in a Catholic school then I didn't miss out on anything. I'm better off buying my kids Catholicism for Dummies and I'll save about $10,000.....
As an alumni of this school and family of teachers at the school, back in the day when religious clergy ran the school it was a truly honorable place to go to learn and work. It not only prepared me for AP high school but set a foundation that was clearly set apart from other nearby Catholic, private and public schools when we all merged into the same classes in High School. In recent years, though, the leadership of the school was taken over by school parents (literally) and the politics surrounding teachers and principles office is truly unbelievable. It used to be a family atmosphere, fair all-around, but now it is unfortunately run like a business and as much as I would love to send my own children, as 3rd generation students, to this school, I just would not anymore. Too many changes and too many politics for a Catholic institution where I want my kids to learn about faith and honesty.
As the aunt of a niece that went to ICC all her life, and the friend of many parents that have children there now, i don't regret NOT placing my own children at ICC. yes, indeed it offers a wonderful family atmosphere. However, the clicks and politics are nothing short of unbelievable. And as far as education, i decline to PAY for an education where my child is one of 38 in a class. Also, i know first hand of kids that transfer out of ICC into a public school such as BGEC and are BEHIND in abilities compared to new class! And although you may voice your opinion, it is ignored if it does not follow the crowds. no accountability for actions of staff or situations where student favoritism is obvious. Staff is average compared to nearby schools, per ratings based on experience and personal education. in conclusion: totally overrated!
As a parent I do regret ever placing my daughter in this school. I don't recommend this school.
the teachers and staff keep parents informed on child's progress at all times
There is something to be said about a school where the majority of its population is composed of almuni's children. Immaculate is a family and like all family's it has its drawbacks but the education is superior to the public schools in the area (as well as some private schools around these parts). It is a well balanced enviroment offering loads of extracurriculars, with loving, invloved parents. Do I get upset with some things that occur, sure, but the important thing to know is that at least I know about them and can do something where in a public school I don't/can't and, being an underpaid public school teacher, I have no problem giving up some of my hard earned cash to ensure my children's educational enviroment.
My sister's son attended this school. Although I heard some comments about the quality, it didn't effect my decision. I now regret ever placing my own child in this school.
I am an alum, and received a really solid educational foundation at ICC.
As a former student of Immaculate Conception I can say this school goes above and beyond expectations for their students. Principal Garcia has done an excellent job of running the school and has made very evident and excellent changes that were much needed when I attended. There are more activities and there is more school spirit now than ever. I would recommend this school to any parent searching for only the best. I go back every once in a while and the teachers who once taught me are now friends.
Great family environment and great teachers. My child loves her school.
Class size average is 30 to 34 students per one teacher. Teachers are average compare to other public/private schools. Administration is below average. The level of teaching is lower than average compare to an 'A' public school.
I reviewed many schools to see which would best fit my childs needs in being academically advanced. I have to say that Immaculate offers a great, challenging curriculum. I have to say that after 40 years, Immaculate still exceeds expections. It is the same school I went to 14 years ago and it remains the best.
This school offers a challenging academic program for children of all ages. They have great extracurricular activities from drama and dance to every sport imaginable. Parent involvement is evident trhoughout the school.
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