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Nationally Recognized Programs and Affiliations

Green Ribbon Award Ceremony

In 2012, Immaculata was designated a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, recognizing high student achievement with standardized reading and math scores in the top 15 percent nationally, as well as exceptional teaching practices and school leadership.


Immaculata's Middle School Program was the FIRST in North Carolina to receive AdvancED STEM Certification, recognizing that our STEM curriculum has "met the rigor and substance vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered STEM teaching and learning programs." 


​In 2019, Immaculata received national Green Ribbon School status from the U.S. Department of Education for "innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education." 



The status of a National Green Ribbon school is very important to Immaculata and the Immaculate Conception parish community. We have been given a mission by Pope Francis through Laudato Si to care for Creation in all its forms, and we try to make that a part of all that we do. We reuse/recycle materials for STEM projects, highlight social justice in class projects and discussions, reduce school lunch trash, and learn to recognize the interconnectedness of people and our environment. We teach our students to be stewards of the Earth so it is here for generations to come.

Karen Clark, Middle School Science Teacher and ICS Parent