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Immaculate Conception School

Private | PK-8 | 105 students

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Living in Augusta

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $74,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $620.

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 1, 2014

We are a new family at ICCS this year. We love all our children's teachers. They are very friendly, but they definitely are pushing the students to excel well beyond what is expected in any of the public schools in the area, including Columbia County where we came from. The school is very clean and welcoming. The school also takes it's Catholic faith seriously which we really appreciate. I am so glad we made the switch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2014

With small class sizes, a vibrant Catholic identity, strong leadership through our principal, and dynamic and dedicated teachers; I wouldn't want my children anywhere else. We love ICCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2014

We have been at Immaculate Conception for many years. We have seen the school go through several volatile leadership changes at both priest and principal. We are so pleased that they finally got the right two people to lead the way. The school has become very Catholic and safety is a high priority. The pastor was selected pastor of the year by the Catholic Education group this year. There is a strong emphasis on academics and community service. This school has come a long way. Very excited about next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

My husband and I have been very pleased with the change at Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Very Catholic environment. Small class sizes. The leadership pushes the children to academic excellence. Safe location next to the new library. A great choice at an affordable tuition rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2014

The school is hoping through tremendous turmoil right now with the new principle. Nine teachers are leaving, large number of families are sending their children to other schools for the next school year, and the principle doesn't seem to care. My children have been going to IC for many years, but they will be going to another private school next year. I hope the school finds a genuine principle who will lead it the way Christ wants them to. Sad IC gas come to this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

When I came to work at Immaculate Conception, I had no idea what a great working environment it would be. All of the faculty and staff are friendly and easy to get along with. The atmosphere is so much better than any of the public schools I have worked in during my 20+ year career. All of the faculty are required to hold GA teacher certification in their area as well as undergo a crimminal background check. I'm quite sure that not all private schools have these high standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2010

When I visited the school in 2009 I was impressed because the children had excellent manners. The 7th & 8th grades teachers I met were courteous, knowledgeable and showed genuine concern for the students.


Posted April 2, 2010

Immaculate Conception Catholic school is thriving in its new location. New enrollment continues. Students welcome new friends and parents are excited about the years to come. Academics are solid and extracurricular activities are on the increase. I encourage others to visit. I am glad that I did.


Posted April 2, 2010

I recently became aquainted with Immaculate Conception. ( The location has changed and the school is now located at 811 Telfair Street in Augusta, GA) I find the staff to be very positive and professional. Students are learning and engaged in meaningful activities. Many visitors have been to the school recently for enrichment. Also, students take advantage of the school location and take field trips to local theatre and museums. Soon the new library will open and Immaculate Conception will benefit from the wealth of resources.


Posted March 31, 2010

Immaculate Conception Catholic School has a commited staff and teachers who welcome parents and students alike. Students are held to high standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Essentially, this is a 'new' school in a 'new' location under 'new' leadership. I actually expect great things to come from this school in the near future. I put quotation marks around the new school because this school has a history in Augusta. The principal is an excellent leader (and proven) in the public school sector. The new location offers better amenities closer to the church which will yield greater spiritual presence. God will bless this wonderful undertaking. Stay tuned.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 24, 2010

Great school! On its way up....early days but sound academics and extracurricular activities on the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

teachers are not professional students disbehaved and very costly
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 69% 37%
White 22% 44%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Platinum Award for Universal Literacy (2009)
  • Gold Award for Universal Literacy (2008)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15
School end time
  • 3:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Allison Palfy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (706) 722-9994

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Supports home-based learning
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Savannah
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
110
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
150

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Aquinas High School
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811 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901
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Phone: (706) 722-9964

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