About Immaculate Conception School
Educating Young Learners Since 1887
Educating the whole child in the context of the Catholic faith.
Immaculate Conception School (ICS) is a Catholic Parish school of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Located in Towson, Maryland, ICS educates children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. One of our greatest strengths is our dedication to continually improve our curriculum in accordance with student needs, factoring in the opportunities and challenges presented by technology and life in the 21st century.
Success at ICS is demonstrated on numerous levels:
Focusing our efforts is our core belief that, as Catholic educators, we are called to fulfill the mission of leading our students from childhood through adolescence.
We offer a strong academic education, grounded in personal responsibility, within a faith-based environment, recognizing above all else that we are all children of God.
We lead children toward spiritual, emotional, moral, intellectual, physical, and social development. We encourage our students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and truth seekers.
We implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a proactive and interactive approach to establish a social culture in a school that supports social, emotional, and academic success. At ICS we are Respectful, Responsible, and Kind, because CHRIST matters!
We use data-based decision making to align curriculum and supports for students and staff, all aimed at supporting a safe and effective school environment.
Accreditations and Accolades
In 2014, ICS was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. This honor celebrates academic excellence and symbolizes ICS is a school with highly qualified academic practitioners who care for and educate our students.
In 2018, our Pre-Kindergarten program was recognized for the second consecutive year with the designation of a “Level 5” Provider with Maryland Excels and the MSDE. The “Level 5” rating is the highest rating available, allowing families to make informed choices when choosing the care and education of their children.
Immaculate Conception School is pleased to go beyond STEM to become a STREAM school. The first school of its kind to pursue this distinction, Immaculate Conception School seeks to expand the project-based, inquiry-driven STEM model into the areas of Religion and the Arts. We are proud of being a Catholic school, and this step will help us to more closely align our mission with our Catholic Identity. Additionally, highlighting and furthering the success of our Fine Arts program will help us meet our goal of educating the whole child.
In 2014, ICS was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. This honor recognizes Immaculate Conception as an institution of exemplary teaching and learning.
In 2022, our Pre-Kindergarten program, along with our Extended Day aftercare program, was recognized for the sixth consecutive year with the designation of a “Level 5” Provider with Maryland Excels and the MSDE. The “Level 5” rating is the highest rating available, recognizing that ICS exceeds state licensing requirements and quality standards.
Immaculate Conception School is pleased to go beyond STEM to become a STREAM school. The first school of its kind to pursue this distinction, ICS expands the project-based, inquiry-driven STEM model into the areas of Religion and the Arts, better enabling us to educate the whole child.
Of the 2023 Graduating Class…
Received a high school scholarship
Received an invitation to an honors or special program
Attend a Catholic, private or magnet high school
Attend a total of 12 different high schools
Meet Our Principal
Mrs. Heather H. Cucuzzella
Letter from Our Principal
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Immaculate Conception School! I am grateful for your interest in our school and parish community. I encourage you to explore our website to see evidence of God’s good works right here in the heart of Towson.
Since 1887, our mission has remained steadfastly focused on student faith formation, academic excellence, and community involvement. Our team of dedicated Catholic educators values each student and actively works to cultivate their talents and a life-long love of learning. From preschool to 8th grade, our students benefit from a well-rounded curriculum and diverse extracurricular opportunities.
The ICS motto, “Be respectful, be responsible, and be kind because Christ matters” exemplifies the principles we hold in highest esteem and serves as the benchmark for our school.
I invite you to continue to learn about all the ways Immaculate Conception School serves families in our community for children’s spiritual and academic growth.
Heather H. Cucuzzella
About Heather H. Cucuzzella
Mrs. Cucuzzella received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Villanova University. After several years in the private sector, she went back to school earning a teaching degree from the University of Arizona. She taught math in public high schools in both Arizona and Virginia, before joining the ICS team in 2010 as a math and social studies teacher. During her tenure, she also served as math and middle school coordinator. Again, she returned to school earning a Masters in Supervision and Leadership from Notre Dame University of Maryland in 2017 before serving as assistant principal for two years. In 2019, she accepted the position of principal and this will be her 5th year leading Immaculate Conception School.
“Prior to sending our daughter to ICS, it was difficult to verbalize to others why we decided to make the commitment to Catholic education – it just felt right and it’s how my husband and I were raised. However, within the first month we were able to clearly state that we valued ICS for the community, as well as the faith-based education that is intertwined in every aspect of the school. We are thankful for ICS family and for the character that our daughter is developing as an ICS student.”