Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in Immaculate Conception School.
At ICS, we're not just a school, we're a family! Conveniently located in the heart of Towson, Maryland, ICS is a National Blue Ribbon, Catholic Parish School educating students from Pre-K 3 to 8th Grade. ICS provides a safe, secure, respectful learning environment and offers an outstanding, student-focused education alongside of faith-based traditions. We educate and nurture the whole child: mind, body and spirit. We look to further-expand our already diverse student body while seeking out new ways to educate those with different learning styles.
There are many reasons to choose ICS. We truly believe your child's future begins here! Our Pre-K 3 and 4 year old programs are certified by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as a Maryland EXCELS Level 5 provider, solidifying our commitment to high quality child care and early education. ICS has a "Level 5" rating, which is the highest rating available. This supports families making informed choices when choosing the care and education of their children. ICS is the only Level 5 Maryland Excels Pre-K Program in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Additionally, ICS was named as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2014. This honor celebrates our academic excellence, and symbolizes we are a school with high aspirations and have a highly qualified teachers educating your children.
Other ICS awards and recognitions include our standing as a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) school, being named a MAEOE Green School, being an official "STREAM" School, which emphasizes educational focus in Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math. Because we truly believe your child's future begins here, we have created a new MakerSpace STREAM Lab which is used by our students in Pre-K 3 to 1st Grade.
By starting your child's education at ICS, you will see the benefits of our rigorous academic programs in elementary and middle school which prepare students to distinguish themselves as responsible, capable, compassionate leaders in our community. Our dedicated faculty and staff create safe, happy learning environments where our students can become twenty-first century learners through the incorporation of technology into their everyday lessons. Special area classes in physical education, computer, library, art, Spanish and music enrich our students' knowledge and creativity. After school, we offer extended day care while older students have their choice of exciting extracurricular activities and sports allowing our students to develop their talents and bond with their peers.
Our elementary school is another opportune time to begin your child's education at ICS. In the elementary years, students acquire the building blocks in all subjects that will lead them toward academic achievement. Personalized instruction is facilitated by small classes and quality teachers to provide a rich educational experience for your child. ICS utilizes Saxon Math, which is a teaching method for incremental learning of mathematics. It involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts, IT WORKS! Beginning in 4th grade, students are placed in grade level classes or accelerated classes in both Math and Language Arts classes.
One of the largest points of new student entry is in our middle school. Middle school students are in a time of transition and the curriculum complements that reality with an inquiry-driven academic focus. Our middle school curriculum exposes students to an inquiry-based problem-solving approach that encourages dynamic thought and team-building. Additionally, middle school students are provided with an iPad and use this technology to enhance the learning experience. ICS utilizes appropriate content filters to prevent student misuse and encourage responsible behaviors.
Students graduating from 8th grade at Immaculate Conception School go on to the best high schools in the region. They excel at the secondary and collegiate levels, and become tremendously successful in their adult lives. With the Middle School program now growing, the possibilities for the future - and for our students - are limitless!
There are many ways you can learn more about us; the best way is to tour our campus! Please call the Advancement Office at 410-427-4903 to schedule a tour or click here to complete an online inquiry form to learn more about the education experience here at Immaculate Conception School!
Open House sessions are hosted several times throughout the year for prospective families, but our Admissions Office Team is always available to answer any questions and give a personal tour at a time that is convenient to your schedule. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Immaculate Conception School!