The learning environment at Immaculate Conception School combines intellectual and imaginative endeavors with anchoring abstract knowledge through participation in hands-on experiences. The school shapes the whole child - body, mind, and spirit- by providing access to the curriculum through a wide variety of forms that ignite the passions and evoke the learning styles of individual students. Teachers not only encourage but model the joy of learning, a gift that students will carry with them through their educational career and into their adult lives. That gift is not defined just by the challenge and rewards of mastering specific skills and curricular materials but by the development of a passion for learning Immaculate Conception School nurtures a student's unique intellectual and creative abilities, celebrating them as God's children in our Catholic learning community.
Immaculate Conception's Early Childhood Program is a wonderful introduction to the school setting that helps our youngest children learn and grow within a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Children develop at their own pace and with their own unique learning style as teachers utilize a curriculum that includes hands-on scientific exploration, creative art projects, music, movement and rhythm. In addition, themed units, centers, and holiday celebrations enhance the learning experience. Prayer, bible stories, and religious instruction enrich the child's spiritual growth. By the completion of Pre-K, students will have received the reading and math readiness instruction necessary to enter the formal reading and math programs in Kindergarten.
Students in Preschool and Pre-K receive additional music classes from the school's music teacher, art classes from the art teacher, and physical education classes from the gym teacher.
Early Childhood Hours of Operation
Kindergarten - 8th grade
Immaculate Conception School, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, offers a rigorous academic curriculum for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. The faculty and administration are committed to using current, evidence-based teaching strategies and educational materials. While technology is incorporated into teaching and student activities, traditional methods of instruction are also utilized. Elementary grade teachers provide students opportunities for hands-on learning experiences and working collaboratively in cooperative groups. The curriculum sharpens students' listening and direction following skills, and encourages independent thinking and problem solving. Middle school students are encouraged to develop leadership skills while engaging with a curriculum that requires them to ask questions, search for answers, and think critically, creatively, and independently.
All K-8 students receive instruction in the following core subject areas:
The student learning experience is also enriched with the following specials classes:
Immaculate Conception School provides a variety of supports for students who need extra attention in certain subjects as well as enrichment for students who can benefit from more challenging material.
Reading Specialist - provides small group supplemental instruction through modeling and guided practice for students who need intervention or enrichment in ELA.
Math Specialist - works collaboratively with teachers to implement small group math instruction differentiated for student needs while modeling problem solving and critical thinking skills.
School Counselor/City Connects Coordinator - works collaboratively with teachers to implement small group math instruction differentiated for student needs while modeling problem solving and critical thinking skills.
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