"We had visited 10 schools...Immaculata was #11, but I fell in love with it from the moment I walked in. From the little boy who opened the door for us, to no locks on the lockers, to the rainbow of students in the classrooms, this felt like home.
As an African-American, non-Catholic family, that was important to us. Now both my girls have graduated from Immaculata having had the best of experiences.
We are so grateful that we continued our search until we found just the right school."
— Alumni Parent
Programming That Fosters Whole-Child Development
Technology, the arts, foreign language, physical education, and faith formation are integrated into the curriculum to cultivate well-rounded students.
A Community of Faith
As the parish school of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, we incorporate our faith into daily teachings. Everyone engages in daily prayer and attends weekly Mass and Friday Morning Prayer. Students in PreK-Grade 4 participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori approach to religious education. Students in Grades 5-8 take traditional religion classes focused on Scripture, Church history, and current social issues. With several religious observations throughout the year, students can perform skits to depict the lives of Saints, re-enact the Nativity and Passion, participate in May Crowning, go to Reconciliation, and more.
While we uphold Catholic traditions and teachings, about a quarter of Immaculata students are non-Catholic and are made to feel welcome and respected.
A Life of Service
Service projects connect school activities and curriculum to Catholic Social Teachings. We serve our community by holding food drives and making meals for local organizations, visiting the elderly and spending time with shelter animals, donating money for ministries of the underserved, writing to seminarians and the military, cleaning up outdoors, collecting materials for people in need, and so much more.
IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCHOOL | 721 BURCH AVENUE, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27701 | 919-682-5847