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2855 Briarcliff Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30329

(404) 636-4488
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November 23, 2014
This is a wonderful, caring school for my children now 2nd and 4th grade. We have been very happy with all aspects of the school since Kindergarten. The academics are excellent and appropriately challenge my children. The community feeling of the staff, teachers, and co-families is great. Everyone just comes together if a family is in crisis. I have many families that I can call in times of need. I encourage you to take a look at this special place we call our school home.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2014
IHM is such a wonderful school that I feel like I won't do it justice in such a short review. This is our fifth year at IHM and we could not be happier. We have had an experience at another Catholic school and the warm and caring atmosphere felt here is like no other. The teachers know our children as well as we do and want the best for each child. If you child is struggling in an area, it is immediately addressed and they are able to work with them in small groups or pull them aside with instructional support teachers. It is amazing how much effort they put into educating our children, spiritually and academically. Our librarian is amazing! The passion that she instills in reading is just unbelievable and my children adore her. The same can be said for our wonderful art teacher. As for the negative review that I just read, I know of that parent and I do believe that schools are not a one-size fits all mold. I have never experienced anything that she has claimed. Teachers here are wonderful communicators and absolutely do not tolerate bullying or inappropriate behavior. IHM is our second family and is the best community anyone could ever hope for in a school. Top notch!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
My son has been at IHM for over 4 years, I can't fully express how wonderful this school is. Every single faculty member truly cares about each and every child. The teachers and support teachers dedication is above and beyond expectations, they are compassionate, caring and gifted. In addition to this being a great place for your child, you will find an amazing group of parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
My son has been at IHM for 5 years. We are thrilled with this school. It has excellent teachers, a strong administration and great parent involvement. But most of all I love that, with the small size, I know all of the 50 some students in his grade and that these are the same children he will be with from kindergarten to 8th grade. The school focuses on positive relationships and there is just a general kindness. We love our school family.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
IHM provides a wonderful, caring, Christian environment and my son has thrived here. He's pushed to do his best, and everyone at the school is helping to mold him into a caring, considerate young man. We're so grateful to have a school like this available for our son.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
IHM is a wonderful school that has it all! The teachers are excellent and very caring. My children loved their time as students and are already planning for the future when their own children will be able to attend. The environment stresses good relationships as well as academics and faith development. My husband and I think that IHM was the best of all possible investments for our children and family.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2014
Just what both our kids needed. This is a great school! Our children made great friends and were very well prepared for st. Pius X High School.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Atlanta, Georgia has been a part of my family's life for over 13 years. Both of my children attended K-8 grade and are now in either high school or college. The faculty, staff, parents, and students have become a part of our extended family. Our children have made friends for life. The education is top notch and the teachers are caring and devoted.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2014
Immaculate Heart of Mary is a wonderful school. I have 3 children who graduated from IHM and one that is still attending. The environment is warm, caring, genuine and faith-filled. The education the students receive here is top-notch and the teachers are very well qualified. While my children all have different abilities and personalities, each of them has been welcomed with loving arms and a warm smile. The staff and teachers are very helpful and always available whenever I have a question or concern.. I always feel welcome when I go to the school - whether to volunteer in a classroom or to eat lunch with my child. The library at IHM is amazing - it stays open all summer for the students and even has a great summer reading program to encourage them to keep their minds working over the break. My child loves IHM - she begs me to let her stay in the aftercare program just so she can spend more time with her friends. I truly cannot say enough good things about this great school, and I cannot imagine a better place to educate my children intellectually or spiritually or emotionally. IHM is the greatest!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2014
This is a fantastic school, and my daughter has thrived here. Each teacher she has had has been very loving, caring, and communicative. The parent community is outstanding as well. As for the negative review of the school, in all of our years at IHM, I have never witnessed or heard such things as described by the parent. "The teachers get good by third grade" is actually an absurd statement, as the second grade students have the highest scoring tests of the entire school. Yes, the class sizes are large, which is the case at all Atlanta Catholic Schools, and it's also why it costs over four times less than other private schools. The school isn't "one size fits all." If a child has a lot of individualized needs, perhaps it isn't the right fit. But for parents who want to provide their kids with a solid faith-based education, I highly recommend our wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2014
EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT .My family has attended Catholic school for 4 generations. We expected a warm, faith based school, that gives individual attnetion. I was blindsided by the lack of care and communication.We witnessed parents swearing at eachother in carpool, 24/1 ratio, kids kissing eachother while the teacher talks to friends. (even when a child told her). My child was being bullied in Kindergarden. Kids were calling her fat,stupid,annoying ect. When I brought this to the staffs attention I was told that "at IHM this is not bullying and the teacher cant be expected to help. I was even chastised for bringing it up. Every family I know there said they experienced the same treatment but assumed it was ok. A parent of 3 says "The teachers get good by 3rd grade." WOW? If you do go aviod K-1! The teacher doesn't return emails, avoids meetings and NEVER informs you on what's happening at school. She complains my daughter hugs too often. .She's incompetent, she can't work her email (never replies) or remember conversations. If you want to drop off your kids and not have to deal, Sign Up! Otherwise, put on a bullet proof vest because they don't like you advocating for your family.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2013
There are so many wonderful attributes of IHM school and we are glad to be part of the community. The teachers truly know each child and can speak to their individual strengths and guide the child and parents in areas of improvement. The school aims to develop children holistically by focusing on academics, spirituality, and morality. A special bonus is the amazing librarian, Mrs. Wilson, who knows how to spark the love of reading in the students. We could not ask for a better environment for our children, they enjoy going to school and have thrived. Having evaluated several Catholic schools, we know we made a great choice in IHM.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
This is a fantastic school! We moved from out of state and knew very little about schools in Atlanta. We did a lot of research and touring and ended up choosing IHM . The school provides the perfect balance of rigorous academics and a family friendly environment . Our son needed help with reading but excelled at math- the teachers have provided plenty of extra reading support And challenged him in math. Art, Spanish, music programs are great as well! I can't say enough good things about IHM school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
Nice. Great but very expenisve but worth it. Go to this school and tell others to go too.

- submitted by a community member
February 14, 2012
I am so glad to finally have gotten my children into this school. Even after having experienced the public school gifted program with both children, this school provides an awesome challenge. The public schools merely "teach the test" and don't really concern themselves with any sort of achievement beyond that. At IHM, achievement goes beyond test scores and the whole child is developed. Ethics and morals are rewarded right along with academics. The Dekalb County gifted program is a real joke. IHM is not.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
I attended IHM from 5th-8th grade and I loved it. I had experienced public school and 1 other private Catholic school before IHM and my experience here was unforgettable. There is something about the community that welcomed my single mother and I with open arms. Also, I have the same exact best friends since 5th grade (I am 2 years out of college). I attended St. Pius and there was a common saying that "IHM kids stay friends". Not that we didn't branch out in high school, but there was always that bond between us no matter what.

- submitted by a community member
September 01, 2011
The school has a close knot, family type of environment where all the families seem to know one another. The teachers are very engaged and student focused and classroom staffing is optimal. Also, the parents are very engaged in the children's school work and other activities going on in the school including volunteering. Overall, a first-class organization--highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
I have 2 children at IHM and another at a public school. This child needs extra help to suceed at school. IHM is still our family school for all 3 children. The youngest is loved and welcomed back to the school for extra activities-boy scouts, basketball, library useage... The older two recieve a qaulity education that is wrapped up in love and support. Could not be more pleased with IHM!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
As far as academics the school is great! They have good teachers who truely care about the students. Your child will not be lost but may be lonely. Students tend to be clickish which makes it hard for others to fit-in or feel welcomed. Lack of diversity could also be a significant contributor to this outcome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love the teachers and staff and the success of the students!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
My children had a wonderful educational experience as students at IHM. Our family has been supported and nurtured as members of the school community.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
Good teachers, nice families, but classes are too large and administration weak (communication, poorly handles issues, favoritism to some families, etc..). Every year seems to be some questionable admissions stories (letting in non-Catholics ahead of Catholics, siblings or children of alumni not accepted but do fine at other schools, etc.).

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
I have 1 students currently enrolled and another student who graduated last year after attending from K-8th. My family loves this school. My children receive/ed a wonderful education by qualified teachers who care about their students. The religious instruction adds to the loving enviroment. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
IHM has been given the designation of a Blue Ribbon School. Only 50 schools nationwide received this designation this year. Outstanding community, leadership, extra-curricular activities, parental involvement and the best teachers! My sons have blossomed while attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 27, 2008
Great School. Children learn values along with a great education.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
IHM is a BIG Family! It does not matter if you are a visiting family for future attendance or if your child has been accepted, you will feel the warmth and love that is shared here. You can't just about this feeling, you must experience it to see what I am referenring to. We feel really fortunate that our children are part of this school. Parent involvement is incredible, I must say, that I a couple of times I have not been able to volunteer due to the fact that there were more parents than jobs. They have a great before school & after school program. The Principal, staff and teachers truly care for the children and the families. There is a big focus on Christian values and making sure that the kids do THEIR best. We highly recommend Immaculate Heart of Mary School.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
Wonderful school community with 450 kids grades K-8. With every interaction with school staff you can tell that everyone truly cares for the children, their families and the commmuntity. Great before/after school care & summer camp that my child begs for me to let him stay as long as possible. Discipline and respect is encouraged and enforced. Christian instruction adds important life affirming values. Also, the school is affordable for a private school. My child has matured and learned in this wonderful school family. Great parental involvement too!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2005
I think school uniforms would be good for students because it would change a lot of things at the school. Behavior too.People would not be wearing what they want to school it is up to the school district.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2004
I have 1 child that is currently attending ihm, my second child will start this fall. I highly recommend this school...It's not just a school is a great big family. Children are encouraged to do their best. Before and after schools care is offerd along with other activities.

- submitted by a parent
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Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
2855 Briarcliff Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA  30329
(404) 636-4488
Last modified Immaculate Heart Of Mary School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top