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
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 child is a beloved and unique child of God.
- as the Kingdom of God is diverse, so should we be.
- 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.
Immaculata Way of Life (RISE)
Character development, faith formation, and academic excellence are inseparable at Immaculata Catholic School. All members of the Immaculata community are expected to embrace the following governing principles which promote our way of life:
- Respect God, self, and others. Recognize that every person has worth and act accordingly. Treat all people and all life with dignity.
- Be a person of Integrity. Always tell the truth and be responsible for your thoughts and actions.
- Live a life of Service. Ask, “What can I do for others?” Strive to use your gifts to make the world better for everyone.
- Produce Exemplary work. Show that you care for God, yourself, and others by consistently doing your best.