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419 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10009

(212) 475-2590
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December 15, 2014
I totally agree with the parent's review with the principal being extremely rude and ignorant. She doesn't deal or acknowledge situations she rather brush them under the rug. The principal and the school secretary don't want any issues being brought to the office, they want the teachers to handle them. It's the principal's duty to hand and rectify issues not the teacher's sole responsibility. There is no degree needed for that just basic common sense!! What's even worst is that the principal will ask certain parent's or even staff members to write a positive review about the school. If a principal is doing a wonderful job,and you are secure with what you are doing is proper than positive reviews should be done without asking!!!! I can certainly see why parent's are already discussing not returning next year!!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2014
I agree with both parents below. How situations are handeled at this school is horrible and its not getting better. The way in which the principal addresses and deals with situations is why parents new and old are removing their children some of which have attended for years. She is always on the defense and never has a clear answer on anything. She has multiple people doing multiple jobs that they are not quilified to do. There is never any consquences for behavior that is not tolerated at other schools. Chairs have been thrown at teachers, children have brought bb guns to school and were allowed to be privately tutored and not expelled. This can no longer be tolerated. The school has the potential to be great but unless the administration changes. As peviouly shown in other posts, I am sure there will be a glowing review opposing all that has been said about the principal commming shortly.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2014
DO NOT SEND YOUR KID HERE!!!! The principal is extremely rude and ignorant. I've approached her on occasions with issues and rather than being concerned and sympathetic she is arrogant, belittling and defensive. She does not acknowledge the issues at hand. I cant wait till some one sues or someone puts her in her place. With all the things other parents have been talking about that goes on, its bound to happen.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2014
We recently enrolled our daughter at this school for kindergarten and could not be happier. The principal is wonderful and the front office staff could not be more friendly or helpful. Our daughter is developing beautifully and we cannot wait until our son is old enough to enroll. So happy to be a part of the community of ICS!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2014
Our experience -- with three children -- at Immaculate has been completely different from that which the previous two parents describe. We can't feel happier than to have found this wonderful school! Our oldest was very well prepared for high school, and each if them were well prepared for the NY State Tests, bringing home scores to show it. Teachers are wonderful -- that is true. But a cold and distant front office? Are you sure it is Immaculate being written about? The principal can't be more welcoming, friendly, informative, and supportive of the entire school community. The office staff is equally professional. This school provides great academics and wonderful Catholic values. So glad to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
I have just enrolled my daughter in the school and while her teacher is very nice and informative , the front end office is not. To say the principal is welcoming and friendly would be a huge overstatement . The principal was very cold towards the students and does not seem to enjoy working with children. Not sure if I will keep my child enrolled. I want an environment where I feel like everyone is there for the same reason and that reason is our children achieving academic success. Major downfall of this school is the principal and front office.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
Being a former parent of a graduate from Immaculate Conception, the school prepared our child for High School. She started from Pre-K and worked all the way to graduation in 8th grade. The teachers, teacher's aids, and all the support staff are warm and welcoming. They have the best interest of the students in mind. I constantly send any families looking for a great school to check out ICS. You won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
As an alumni of ICS, I have to say, it's a great school. That being said, you really have to take an open house to see if it's best for your child. The elementary school is fantastic, yet the middle school lacks. Mr. Stark is the best teacher for the middle school; he knows his stuff and I can honestly say his tips for high school has helped me so much. The others are great, but the administration lets ANYONE in these days. I mean the kids who have bad attitudes, etc. They really need to fix that, because ICS has gained a bad rep for this. Honestly, I think ICS is a school with great potential, but hey, the parish is FANTASTIC!

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2013
My child is attending Immaculate Conception School. He loves the school and teachers!- They are caring and warm. As a parent, I know what he is learning not like some other schools he attended. The kids are nice. The teachers take their time to explain to the students the material. This is important .. As for the lunches , all of the schools within NYC have the same lunches. The lunches are part of the board of ed. The principal is nice and approachable.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2012
The education at ics is very good and it is a very challenging school , but if you are a basketball star or enjoy extracurricular activities this isn't the right place for u. recess is terrible , lunch is terrible , specials are terrible (except for gym)very nice teachers though

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2012
I must say, we picked this school because it is Catholic, and it is close to our house. Our daughter goes to K there, and she tells me the teacher's assistant, the lady that is old and has blonde hair, yells at them all day long, and is always upset. The had head lice three times this year, and parents were never notified. This school fails to take their responsibility toward childhood seriously. She often complains that the teachers don't let them play, and when they are allowed to play, they can't pick which toys to play with, the teacher picks the toys and brings them to each table. How good can a school who does that for five year olds be? My daughter knows her abc's, I picked this school so she could play, and be in a healthy and safe environment while she learns to socialize through play, but she hardly ever gets to do that.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2012
We are very proud and honored to be a part of Immaculate Conception School since 2009. Mrs. Barry is a warm and caring principal who has instilled a great curriculum at ICS. It is a true pleasure talking with Mrs. Barry; she has brought excellence to this school and knows each and every child at ICS. Every teacher is teaching the children to the highest of their abilities and brings out the greatest in each child. They really care about your child s well-being and education. Also Josephine has such a warm and wonderful presence with a positive outlook and goes above and beyond for all. We are grateful for our son's education at ICS. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL to Immaculate Conception School.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2012
Such a pleasant experience at ICS! I couldn't be more happier with the quality of academics and environment. ICS is truly like family for the students and parents. My four-year old daughter is in the PreK 4 class and she loves it! Lots of parent involvement and activities for the students. Homework is given Monday-Thursday and the teachers provide frequent updates on their progress.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2011
I love ISC!! Everyone is so friendly and nice! They back you 100% on the goals you want to accomplish no matter what it is! They are always overjoyed to help you! I will be sad to leave here this year as I am graduating but I know I am well prepared for high school! Thanks to everyone at ISC! I love you!

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2011
Over the last few years the new principal has adapted well to her new position within the school,(She was a teacher there prior to becoming principal). She has made many positive changes, both physical to the interior of the school itself, and academically, with new and improved programs. Afterschool programs have been enhanced, new and modern libraries have been created, new equipment was added to the computer lab, the foreign language program has been expanded, and the recently created (4 years ago) science lab, continues to be updated. The science lab is fun and educational....my child loves science because of the lab. Teachers are all experienced and have many years of service to the school. The 8th grade teacher does a great job of HS test prep and getting the kids into the High Schools most fitted for their academc abilities. Social events for the kids have always been well organized by the parent's association. The parents association is very underrepresented and the majority of the work always seems to involve the same handful of dedicated parents who somehow manage to put together some of the most amazing parties and dances. The kids talk about them for days.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2011
My son is in the early childhood program (Pre-K) at ICS and I think they do a great job. Homework everyday which my son loves and uniforms for the 4 year olds. And most important......he loves going everyday!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
This is a fantastic school. All the teachers (and staff) love what they do. See the children to determine the quality of the school for yourself! I met the previous principal several times; she was a dedicated and bright person. The current principal is every bit as good. The current principal taught at Immaculate for many years before she became Principal, she has been longer at this school than the old principal was, she is intimately familiar with what makes Immaculate tick. I have found her to be attentive to parents and children, conscientious and caring, and easily approachable, no problems whatsoever in getting quick access. Also, the school Father is warm and kind to all. I visited about a dozen Catholic schools before settling on this one, this school is especially good on academics. If you want your child to excel, look no farther, enroll your little one here!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2009
I miss Ms.Vincent so much. I wish she would come back. The school was better with her around. Also, this school has very few activities. It should include more activities. The auditorium should be seperate from the gym. Why are they the same room. You pay so much money to enroll your child but you don't get much back. Nothing has changed. But on the bright side they throw awesome parties!!

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2009
I was a former student in this school. After I went to High School, I realized that what I was taught was no good after a couple of days into the year. The math and science courses are very weak, but the english and ss courses are strong though. The matter of the fact that the school is decent for lower grade students but when it comes to middle school, 6th, 7th, 8th grades, the school lacks in many areas. Some of the teachers don't even know how to teach. The fact was that I was a very bright student there and the work load was to easy, and others would agree, they need to strengthen the basics and provide a language course.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
this school is plain awful the level of teaching is awful not o mention the new principal is completely clueless awful awful the whole school at one time this school was great but when they change there principal the school when down i would never recomend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
I agree with one of the parents as the academic quality of this school being good but it could stand to be better, especially in the mathematics category. My child has been enrolled at this school for the last three years and I must state my disappointment within the past year with their new leadership/principal. I miss Ms. Vincent dearly as she was very attentive to the students progress and parents concerns. I have found myself the past year having to chase this principal down to get a meeting with her. Phonecalls and emails, letters were never responded to. I would have to take time from my workschedule to appear personally and basically demand a meeting with her to discuss variouis concerns. I know she was new to the school but she seemed very unorganized and unphased as to my concerns and needs. I found other parents felt the same.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
My 4 yr old son has attended ICS since Sept. 08. I love the school and the care attention shown to the children. They always have plenty of homework and the report cards cover every aspect of a child's growth and progress. I would highly recommend the school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
My son has attended ICS for 2 years now and I have been extremely happy with the school.They are attentive to parental concerns. They provide a Halloween party, book fair and May fair for the children. All of which my son looks forward to. The more parental involvement the better the school is.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
The academic quality of this school is very good. The Gym classes are not good. Recess is terrible. Special classes are not very good (library, Music and Art. After school progam not good. Parent involvement is very, very low.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 15, 2005
Good school, great teachers, parents are pretty involved in school activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
The school is great in many ways. It's students score very high on all standardized tests. The school has a diverse both culturally and economically. The staff is warm but competent. The school s results are better than most other schools both private and public.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
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Immaculate Conception School
419 East 13th Street, New York, NY  10009
(212) 475-2590
Last modified Immaculate Conception School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Immaculate Conception School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top