Part of the Durham community for more than 110 years
Founded in 1909 by the Sisters of St. Dominic from Newburgh, NY, the teachers and staff at Immaculata have long served students from many backgrounds and of various faiths from the Durham community and beyond. The Sisters believed that a Catholic education that demands academic excellence should be available to any family who sought such a foundation. More than a century later, Immaculata continues its legacy by educating students with the same focus and mission.
The mission of the Immaculata Catholic School family is to build a community of learning under the patronage of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Relying on Gospel teachings and values, we view learning as a lifelong endeavor to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, aesthetically, and physically. We commit to live as disciples of Jesus Christ and to be responsible citizens of the world.
Immaculata operates on the following root beliefs:
- Every person is a beloved and unique child of God.
- Our diversity strengthens and unites us.
- God is present in all that we do.
- Like a family, ICS is a safe, loving and supportive place.
- Everyone can learn, and we are learning all the time.
The memories the kids, myself, and wife made here will always be cherished. Our children never felt more at home at a school as they did while here at ICS. -Alumni Parent