As a parent that has been at Immaculate Conception School for some years it was very upsetting to see that for the beginning of Catholic School Week there was little school presence at the family Mass. There were barely any students there besides the required students. Why was the school choir not there singing at the Family Mass? Faculty consisted of 2 teachers. The principal showed up late and never even addressed parents which is no suprise as she never addresses parents at any school event. How is this an example of Catholic School week or a good Catholic School? The principal is horrible at bringing her school together and making it seem like a family. Enrollment numbers do not move and parents remove their children in off school years. I would love to be a proud parent of ICS but I am sadly not.
My son is in kindergarten at Immaculate Conception (14th St @ 1st Ave) and we LOVE this school! So many schools talk about individual attention and tailored learning, but Immaculate really puts this into practice. Within one week of entering the class, the teacher had already assessed my son’s abilities and adjusted accordingly to engage and challenge him. The principal is experienced, thoughtful, and fully engaged in the daily life of students and families. The staff is caring, organized, and very professional; we transferred mid-year without a single hitch. The school community is diverse, welcoming, and positive. The afterschool program is incredibly affordable, fun, and enriching. Finally, we have truly found a school we can envision nurturing our son for years to come!
The teachers at Immaculate are very effective. My son gets a great balance of discipline / structure & social interaction. He seems much more focused and ready to learn at Immaculate. Teachers have a good understanding of how to set expectations for academic performance and behavior as well.