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PK-8
Private
Collierville, TN
Students enrolled: 175
Before care: Yes
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360 Bray Station Road
Collierville, TN 38017

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(901) 853-7804
(901) 850-2699
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May 31, 2013
Our child was a student at ICS for several years. Unfortunately, the academics lacked creativity and failed to incorporate strategies for different learning styles. The enrichment program standards were low, due in part I believe to parental pressures. In the years our child was there, he had two good teachers and two VERY poor teachers. The math program is woefully inadequate and has been for several years. This is a known, often discussed element at ICS and families were asked to just "be patient" and it would get better. While at ICS, our child scored in the 95-99% on ITBS in all areas but math, where scores were in the 60's, even the 40's. After one year of public school, those ITBS scores are now at 95%. We wanted to love ICS, we were told we should! The environment is very cliquish--if you do not "compete" socially either because you choose not to or because you cannot do so, be prepared for both you and your child to be "welcomed" only superficially. There is an extremely strong emphasis on conformity and girls are taught to be pleasers. Peer policing/"telling" by favorite students is a dominant, encouraged means of keeping order.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2012
I am the new Pricipal of Incarnation Catholic School and I am proud to say that we have an amazing group of students, parents and teachers! We strive for academic excellence and to teach to the whole child. ICS is committed to giving our students the tools, skills, and guidance they need to not only overcome 21st-century challenges, but also to flourish intellectually, morally, and spiritually.

- submitted by a teacher
July 10, 2012
My children love ICS! They are held to high academic standards and have incredible teachers. Learning is at the highest standards, yet is enjoyable. Classes are smaller allowing for a greater one-on-one ratio. The families of I.C.S. are amazing and welcomed our family from the moment we stepped foot on campus. I would definitely recommend Incarnation School to anyone searching for a high academic, excellent curriculum school. ICS is one of Collierville's crown jewels!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2011
I.C.S. is truly a wonderful school and we could not be more pleased. Our children have been there for 6 years now, and have thrived spiritually, academically and emotionally. I can truly say that under the leadership of our new principal, that academic standards have been raised to an even higher standard. Test scores across the boards emphasize students performing well beyond grade level throughout the school. I.C.S. is wonderful in that the teachers are willing to work with each individual child to bolster his or her strengths or weaknesses whether academically or socially. I.C.S. embraces each child with loving arms and teaches them to perform to their highest abilities. Most importantly, I.C.S. is creating a solid foundation for each of our children s characters in the values they teach on a daily basis. We are thrilled to be part of the I.C.S. family!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
We appreciate the culture of the school. The administration and teachers demonstrate genuine interest and concern for individual students. There is a great deal of communication with parents and these interactions are very comfortable. I have received calls and emails just to inquire about one of our children, along with the not so good calls regarding either academics or behavior. The principal is very fair and realistic in the approach to working through issues, with the student's best interest at the forefront. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in many ways. It is a very inviting atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2011
Incarnation is an excellent school. We chose Incarnation over another catholic school closer to our home because of how well we were received. We felt welcome from the start and our children wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The faculty is fantastic, and it is evident that everyone has the same mission--to help our children succeed. I really like the fact that new programs are being implemented each year because we want to be more than just a good school. Incarnation is competing to be one of the best schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
We have had children at this school for the last 4 years. Both kids absolutely love the school, their teachers, and their friends there. As a parent I have seen this school go through many changes. I can understand how these changes might have frustrated some parents, but I truly believe these changes have been for the better. Financially it is one of the most affordable schools in the area. Academically this school performs very well. It has a strong elementary curriculum and test scores have been increasing year over year. The teacher / student ratio varies from class to class, but generally is very good. For larger classes there is typically a teacher s aide. I do wish there were more extra-curricular activities for younger students. The current ones are limited basketball, baseball, volleyball, and choir. My experience with the staff and administration have been good. Yes, there have been bumps, but they have worked with us to address any concerns. As with any school, it s success is dependent on parent involvement and I have yet to see the school ignore concerns of parents who are engaged enough to bring those concerns to light.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
Incarnation has a strong elementary school. The middle school has really strengthened over the last two years. The teachers in middle school are solid. They are hard; but good. The principal has worked really hard to make the school competitive in academics. No school is perfect and we have had a lot of whiners and complainers who have left over the last few years. The parents who are left are commited to giving their children a solid, catholic education. My children have been to several catholic schools throughout the county. Incarnation has been as good or better than the others. The teachers have always been willing to help with problems my children have had. I received a phone call from the principal about an academic issue with one of my children. I met with her as well as all the middle school teachers and we discussed a plan to help my child. I know I wouldn't have gotten this kind of attention in a public school. Additionally, all the teachers were on point with my child's issues and were more than willing to help us get through the school year with success. I thought the principal handled the situation perfectly. Don't overlook this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
My son started @Incarnation in K. He just graduated from the 8th grade. My son struggle a bit,but because of the dedication and caring that he (we) received he is on his way to St.B's. Over the years the faculty and church have been great. If they were sub par I would not have kept him @ Incarnation. Thanks ICS!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
God and the Virgin Mary have blessed us with the opportunity of sending our daughter to Incarnation Catholic School (ICS). She has attended ICS since Pre-K and now she is in Middle School. For almost 10 years, thanks to the parish office, school administration, faculty, staff, and parents at ICS, she has grown not only as a person, but also as a strong Catholic believer. Without their support, we could not have afforded to send our daughter to a great private Catholic school. ICS is our daughter s second home. We feel confident, secure and relaxed in the school environment. At all times, we have had the support of the administration and faculty. All of her teachers have planted in her the seed of love for learning. Her academic achievement and self-confidence have increased tremendously throughout the years. She enjoys all of her classes. She is also very involved in several extra curricular activities: Student Ambassador, Beta Club, Altar Server, Safety Patrol, Enrichment classes, computer courses, and field trips just to name a few. We strongly encourage parents to consider sending their children to ICS to get a top-notch Catholic education. God bless ICS.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
I am a current teacher at Incarnation Catholic School. I think that it is a great place to be. There is excellent camaraderie amongst the teachers which is then transferred to the students. Students are offered a variety of ways to get involved: service opportunity, clubs, parish sports, etc. In addition, there is a pull-out program for the Gifted and Talented students. Students in Middle School look forward to their 8th grade year so that they can have pre-k buddies, which they sit with in Mass and help with getting adjusted to school. The Middle School recently added two new yearly trips: 7th grade went to Nashville and the 8th grade took a trip to Washington, D.C. I think that if you are looking for a private education that has a strong Religious tie as well as strong academics look no further than ICS.

- submitted by a teacher
May 27, 2011
I am a parent of a third grader at Incarnation. My child gas been in the school since kindergarten. I have been very pleased with the curiculum and more importantly how happy my child is. My child I'd part of the enrichment program and counts the days until she sees her enrichment teacher again. Her favorite subjects is art and I believe that is because of the excellent specials teachers they employ. My child is learning, her test scores are above average and she is thriving! There is no perfect school but she is cared for and pushed to learn and soak up as much as she can. She is in a loving environment where she strives each day to be a better person. We talked about who her favorite teacher was and she honestly could not pick, they have all been great and had something unique to offer. I believe the leadership is working hard to make Incarnation the best school it can be. What more could you ask for?

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
i dont think the poeple giving this school high rates are actual parents, this schoool has poor leadership, poor principle whos ability to compromise is that of woodrow wilsons or worse, bad teachers, very bad teaching methods, poor control, i had to catch up big time when i arrived at highschool, but i was able too since i left incarnation early to another school before that, this place gives your kids a poor and slow start, their principle is the poorest one yet, they dont know how to teach yoru kids diddly squat, 4 years and they cant teach what in my school tehy can in two months, I could be a better teacher there, trust me dont go there, its obvios that if there are this bad reviews of it it isnt worth going to, unless you dont care that much and are willing to risk it

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2010
Before my son began at Incarnation, he was at grade level on standardized tests, and by the end of the first year, his scores on all areas of content increased by at least 2 grade levels. When he returned for the 2nd year, the standardized testing revealed no loss of grade levels, and even some improvements in areas. In the public school system, there had always been some loss at the begining of the school year due to retention of skills over the summer. Not at incarnation. I would have to say they have a very strong academic standard and also displicine standard which I value as a parent. The small classroom sizes and teachers dedicated to the success of the students is great. I would recommend this school for anyone seeking a strong academic program.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2010
We were recently transferred out of town , but after spending two years at ICS my child would not have been returning this next school year. The principal is very difficult to work with.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2010
ICS has been a great educational and spiritual experience for our children. I find that all the teachers both my children have had are excellent at teaching the children as individuals. They are able to recognize a child's strengths and weaknesses and develop a child on both those parts. My children leave the school every day with confidence and security. The bar has been raised for them and they enjoy being challenged to meet it!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2010
Our children have been attending ICS for 6 years and we are very happy with the school. We chose ICS because our Catholic faith is very important to us. The values and faith we teach at home are reinforced every day at school. The children attend Mass as a school with homilies aimed at them. They attend rosary together, learn about saints, sacraments, and service to others. The academics at ICS are impressive. Recent test scores have a majority of students performing a grade or more ahead. ICS is a small, loving, and caring community of teachers, students and parents. To me, this school is Collierville's best kept secret. I would encourage any parent to look into ICS if you are interested in a high-quality Catholic education for your child/ren.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2010
All of my children have attended ICS since kindergarten. We are very happy and involved there. Two years ago we got a new principal who made some changes. Teachers and students were held to higher standards. Some did not like this and refused to adapt and grow. This happens in many schools and businesses. We are pleased with the administration, teachers, curriculum and parent involvement. Our children love ICS! We would not think of sending them anywhere else. Student problems and issues are handled with fairness and tolerance. PLEASE note that the few negative reviews are from former parents left the school over a year ago and are still posting comments about it As we all know, some people are negative in general and delight in complaining. ICS is a terrific school! Come by for a tour and see for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I was once a very happy parent at ICS but ended up taking my sons out last year because of the new principal. I was very disappointed by her treatment of the parents, like myself, who gave many hours with volunteer work. She had to be in control of everything at every minute and if you disagreed with her you were the enemy. Like the disappointed parent in the previous post, I went to her for guidance regarding my problems with paying tuition, I was told 'Your children will do fine in public school.' The 2 previous principals would have never uttered those words. Shame on her and shame on the people who are allowing her to continue to run this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
We were highly disappointed in ICS with respect to: adherence ICS mission and values, quality and honesty of teachers, and leadership. ICS was happier to push the endless number of fund raisers than to take direct feedback. There were double standards when it came to the basic rules that all are directed to follow although the teachers broke their own rules very often (car lines, when class starts and tardiness, and fair/impartial discipline to children). When asked to speak to the inconsistencies we had witnessed, the pre-K and 4th grade teachers denied and ignored our concerns. We were told that maybe ICS isn t for your family . What an unacceptable comment! ICS changed our bright/confident kids into children into kids who feel they must be meek and boring to have their effort and/or work recognized. Do your family a favor, don t subject your children to such archaic and unacceptable teaching behavior.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2009
im a student and i think that the school is great because it always greets you with open arms. The faculty is very friendly. The teachers are da bomb.(AKA Excelent). Also when people review schools they leave out 1 important detail, the students they are well educated and behaved.

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2008
I wanted to echo the review of the parent whose child struggled in the public school. Our child also began at public school, and we moved her to ICS in hopes that she would be nurtured in both mind and spirit. We have been extremely pleased. ICS gave us the immediate feeling that they wanted our child there. In contrast to the public school experience, this school respects the unique gifts and qualities each child possesses -- it does not label children as a success or failure at an early age based upon artificial standards or upon how they 'measure up' in comparison to other children. Each child is valued, they are treated with respect and they are taught true Catholic and Christian values. Parent involvement is amazing, it is appreciated and encouraged. The sense of community is unmatched by any other environment we have experienced with our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2008
Our son from Mexico entered lICS ast december 2007, his experience has been terrific, at the begining we tought would be difficult for him, but the teachers, friends and in general the enviroment helped him a lot during these 6 months. We recomend ICS a lot.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2008
The parents at ICS are wonderful - involved with the school and very supportive. The staff is dedicated to the mission of Catholic education and really care about the students. This school is one of Collierville's best kept secrets.

- submitted by a community member
February 01, 2008
The parents at ICS are involved and supportive. The teachers are dedicated to the Catholic school mission and the students' success. Incarnation is one of Collierville's best kept secrets.

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2008
I have a daughter in 1st grade and a son in 3rd. We have found a school that meets and surpasses, our academic, spiritual, and personal growth expectations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 27, 2008
My daughter attended a public school for K and 1st grade. She struggled without any help from her teacher or solutions from the teacher. CI immediately became engaged, brought her into their school, provided all of their additional resources and directed her to the appropriate professional who diagnosed her with a reading disability as well as in the gifted range in other areas. Her disability is being tackled and resolved while still in the 1st grade and is expected to be rid of the disability this year. At the public school she was treated as a 'slow learner' and provided no solutions which created frustrations towards the educational system for both her and I. She is so excited each day to go to school and learn. That is a true testiment to the exemplary educational quality of CI.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2007
My son just finished 1st grade in Mrs. Keifer's class. She is an amazingly caring lady and all of the students had a tremendous amount of respect for her. The principal and all of the staff are excellent. The school is small and everyone makes you feel like part of a close family.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2006
My son has attended this school for three years and I could not be more pleased. The involvement of the parents at every grade level is fantastic. The teachers and staff have a true dedication to learning in a very disciplined environment. The extra curricular activities and field trips are meaningful and well organized. The teachers are vry involved in all aspects of learning. My son had a trouble with phonics in the first grade and it was identified immediately and intervention steps were taken with tutoring and extra work and he has done a complete turn around. We could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
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Incarnation Catholic School
360 Bray Station Road, Collierville, TN  38017
(901) 853-7804
Last modified Incarnation Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Incarnation Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top