I attended ICS for 8 years. I was bullied relentlessly by both students, teachers, the administration, and even the nuns. Academically, this school is inadequate. The lessons are repetitious, not engaging, and lack critical thinking. A typical lesson consists of the students copying the teacher's notes while she reads them aloud to the class. I hated attending school until the year I was transferred to a new school where I could thrive academically and socially.
I can gladly say this school was utter trash not only on the outside but on the inside as well, I myself even went to ICS as a child, I remember and I'm not too sure if this is true that they would not let your child read a book from the library if they're not the level to read it, which I found utterly stupid, the teacher's were okay, nothing to run home and tell mother about, the staff in the office is absolutely terrible, they won't listen to your complaints or opinions, point blank period. I've noticed over the years that all the money we pay for tuition isn't going far, only to the staff and the church it seems, the school is quiet raggedy, but that's just my opinion, nonetheless I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone, please find somewhere else.
My family is a part of ICS in Marrero . My son has been there since Pre-K 4 & he's currently in the 4th grade. I am very satisfied with the family environment provided at ICS. I'm so thankful for a safe , family oriented school & the great educational experience my son is receiving. Signed Satisfied Parents
My children have been in this school going on 4 years. My son is ADHD and has remained on Beta honor roll, the school has been incredible! It feels like a family, everyone knows everyone and the faculty and staff really do care about the children. My kids are getting a wonderful education. It is a catholic school and tuition for two children is about $7300, but completely worth it. There is also a program there for children that have trouble reading, my son also was in this program and within months he was reading chapter books by himself. The public schools in this area are terrible, another catholic school that is terrible is Visitation of Our Lady, my son was actually slapped in the face by an assitant and the principal would not do anything, at the time he was 3 and had a speech delay and I was told who is going to believe a 3 year old! I wish we would have started at Immaculate Conception from the beginning, it is a wonderful school and I would highly recommend it.
I have been in the community for years and my family has been apart of ICS for years. I have never heard anything bad about the teachers nor have I experienced anything bad with the teachers, but the administration for the school is disgusting to say the least. The worst is one is the VICE PRINCIPLE FOR THE PRIMARY GRADES.She can ACTvery sweet and pleasent but I have found her several times to be very DISRESPECTFUL and extremely ugly to the parents.I DONT SEE HOW SHE HASNT BEEN REMOVED FROM HER POSITION BECAUSE SHE IS REALLY BRINGING MORALE DOWN.
If money is no object for you then this is the PERFECT school. My children are receiving an awesome education. The teachers thus far have been wonderful. The assistant principal is a beautiful person and I know she truly cares about my children. The principal, however, could brush up on her "people skills". I believe there has to be serious parent involvement because the amount of homework is outrageous. Sadly, my children will not be able to continue their elementary education with ICS because the cost has gone up EVERY year that we have been there (K-5)... our quality of life is suffering because of this. Meaning it is becoming more than challenging to provide the necessities (electricity, groceries, etc...). So for an involved parent who can afford this school and wants their child to have an A plus education this is a great school.
(cont) Also I wanted to comment about the adminstration in reference to student needs. I personally believe that we as parents have the ultimate responsiblity to address our childrens needs. And it is our responsibility to vocalize these needs to the adults that our children interact with on a daily basis-their teachers. If your child needs something, you get it for them, if my child has a problem at school you better believe I am circling the block and being private eye to investigate whats really going on! Thats why schools have PTAs, because the adminstration is running a school, not a child care center. It is up to us as parents to ensure our children's needs are being met.
I just read the post from June 15, 2009. I'm sorry I could beg to differ. This school is awesome. My daughters (3) have been there for some time now and they have always gone above and beyond. As for the adults getting on the kids level, maybe it s your kid trying to get on an adults level (no disrespect intended). I have seen a lot of spoiled little kids how have no home discipline become outraged that someone outside of mommy and daddy is finally correcting them. My kids have attended Arden Cahill and ICS and I promise there is no competition. If you want your kid to learn a foreign language before they can speak English correctly, or learn how to ride a horse before they can walk a dog the Cahill is the right place. If you want a solid education without prejudice, ICS is the choice.
When i registered my daughter into this school i was looking for a place with structure and was hoping that my daught er would be able to be herself in an enviroment that she could learn. Some things she learned others she had a hard time but there was no concern or help if she fell behind. The younger teachers often got on the level with the children when handling disciplinary situationa and the administration stood by their side. Parents do not have a say at that school if the child can not keep up with the class. Too much money spent and not enough patience with slower learners. TUTORING IS A JOKE!
I think ICS was an amazing school. ICS prepared me for my high school life. They taught me right from wrong and taught me to be myself. At ICS I had some of the best friends ever. The teachers were amazing and I learned a lot and everything that I currently learn links to what I learned.
I will never again send my child her. I went there to talk to them regarding an issue and then would not talk like they were hidding something. Then when they allow you talk if they dont like what your opinions are they interrupt you and tell you you can talk about that later. Good thing I recoreded the meeting. I dont trust them.
Administration is no help nor do they want to hear your opinions or suggestions. They take up for the teachers without knowing any concerns or complaints. Including the priest. I think they all have problems. I went there when I was younger, so I figured that my son would probably do great. Well, apparently not. I will not receomment anyone to this school. It seems like there are losing there high enrollment status. That is probably because how the administration handles, the parents and the students.
i see the best out of all my kids that go to this school. i love the sports program the most.
ICS is a great school it has so many extracurricular activities and the classes are fun yet very educational the teachers are very caring the act as if we were there own children, the correct us when we've done wrong and the forgive us, and teach us better afterwards. they try their very best to make learning fun. And they put us students at their first priority. they like to keep parents informed on a daily basis.the extracurriculms are very fun they have sports, book club, quiz bowl, speech, cheerleading ,and soooo much more. and the school provides shows, plays, field trips,lenten fish frys,crawfish boils and fairs so i as a student attending ICS i highly recomend This school. GO CHARGERS!!!!
I think ICS is awesome because there is a team for everyone (Quiz Bowl, Cheerleading, Sports, Student Government, etc.). And I think ICS is awesome because I go there!!! Go Chargers!!!
From an outside glance, the school looks great. From an insiders point of view, things are different. Although the teachers are wonderful, the school administration could use some help. This is a Catholic school with very limited interaction between the school and parents. Only a select few are allowed to have an opinion or suggestion. Kids will be kids no matter where they go to school. This school does not help or work with kids with needs no matter how minor their needs are. Insufficent academic or behavior issues are handled poorly. We parents are hoping for a change due to the fact that so many families have left over the past few years. To be honest, I'm surprised the good teachers stay.
I think the academics are great, but i also think that the administration should also have some sympathy to the students that don't catch on as fast as some of the other students. I do think that the administration feels that if you can't keep up then this school isn't for you. I also felt that the after school tutoring is really lacking and is a waste of money. The teachers seem to not have any patience. If your child is albert einstein then this school is for you if not stay away.I just think they need to put a little more interest in the kids that are struggling, after all we are paying our hard earned money.
This is a great school and always does its best. Immaculate Conception school cares for all its students and the administration is friendly and willing to help out. The academics are of normal standerds and help your children advance in many ways. The teachers are close to the students and are very very kind and friendly. The middle school is excellent! The teachers work hard and teach as much as they can fit in. They have a great method of teaching. They talk with the students not at them. They have a lot of parent envolvement and certain clubs just for parent to raise money and help out the school. They have been doing a lot of remodeling so that the school can look its best. I recomend this school because it is one of the most loving schools out there and does care for its students.
Very disappointed in how the administration treats parents, students, and teachers. If it were not for the school's name, you might wonder if it was even a Catholic School.
The teachers are excellent, however, the administration has serious issues. There is no desire there to help children that really need it or are struggling. Basically, the attitude is keep up or get out which is very sad from what is supposed to be a Christian based school. How can you turn your back on children that need your help??
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