IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCHOOL | 721 BURCH AVENUE, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27701 | 919-682-5847
Immaculata is affiliated with several local and national educational associations:
Immaculata is a National Blue Ribbon School
Immaculata isn’t just one of the best schools in North Carolina, it is one of the best schools in the country! Since 2012, Immaculata has been designated as a National Blue Ribbon School, achieving recognition for high student achievement, teaching practices, and school leadership.
What is a Blue Ribbon School?
Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored America's most successful public and private K-12 schools. It recognizes schools in which students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are made in students' levels of academic achievement.
How was Immaculata chosen?
For Non-Public Schools, "high performing" means that the achievement of the school's students in the most recent year tested places the school in the top 15 percent in the nation in reading (or English language arts) and mathematics as measured by a nationally normed test. Immaculata uses the well-respected Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
Immaculata is the FIRST Middle School in North Carolina
Immaculata is proud to be the first middle school in North Carolina to have the distinction of earning AdvancED STEM Certification. This certification recognizes that our STEM educational programs have met the rigor and substance vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered STEM teaching and learning programs. We are committed to preparing our learners for the careers of tomorrow by continuing to foster and perpetuate their enthusiasm for STEM disciplines today. Our focus on STEM, demonstrates our continued commitment to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math to creatively solve real-world issues. Cross-curriculum design challenges and hands-on learning enhance subject comprehension as well as an understanding and appreciation of the process of innovation over results. We value “failure” for providing data as well as opportunities for critical thinking, improvement, and self-growth.