Academics at IHS

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Academic Overview

The academic programs offered at Immaculate High School are designed to prepare the whole student for college and beyond. We offer an extensive, rigorous NEASC accredited program that exceeds the Diocese of Bridgeport and state curricula.

Immaculate gave me the opportunity to grow as a student, both spiritually and academically. The faculty and staff are both helpful and motivational, always pushing everyone to do their best.
- Kelly Chieffalo '20

Students have an opportunity to enroll in numerous honors and AP classes as well as distance learning programs. Faculty and staff work together to create an engaging community that encourages students to develop and master the skills needed to become lifelong learners who live their Catholic faith.

The IHS Guidance Department provides several services to assist students with academic planning and support services so that they may exceed beyond their own expectations. Our extracurricular programs enhance classroom learning and allow students to expand their interests, broaden their experiences and to become global leaders.

As a result of our excellent academic offerings, our students have been recognized for maintaining the highest SAT scores in the Diocese as well as achieving beyond the national averages on both the ACT and SAT assessments.


SAT Scores In The Diocese of Bridgeport


Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Average Class Size


Advanced Placement Courses

College Preparation

College Preparation

Immaculate High School is committed to academic excellence. Every year over 99 % of our students continue their education and 95% attend their first-choice college. Our students' SAT scores regularly exceed national and State of Connecticut averages.

Our college preparatory curriculum prepares our students for further education and for life, and strives to develop the full potential of every student.

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In the Classroom

Honors & Advanced Placement Courses 

Twenty-seven Honors level courses in English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and World Languages are available for academically gifted students. Advanced Placement courses for college credit are offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Currently IHS offers AP in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Literature, Spanish, U.S. History and Physics.

Course Guide: Program of Studies

Leading Scholars Program

Leading Scholars Program

The Immaculate High School Scholars Program is designed for the highest achieving students in the freshman and sophomore classes. Admission is based on your academic record in middle school, your scores on the HSPT exam, letters of recommendation and in some cases, an interview with our committee. A merit scholarship to attend IHS will be offered to our Scholars candidates.

Immaculate Scholars will take advantage of the following program highlights:

  1. Career Presentations - a series of guest speakers to help students learn about potential career options.

  2. College Tours and Admission Presentations -  Guided College Tours at some of the best colleges in the country.

  3. Enhanced Academic Programs - identify opportunities for academic enrichment for you. Some include a Summer Academic Program ( on a college campus), an OnLine Academic Enrichment Course, Research Opportunities and Academic Certification Programs.

  4. Community Service - identify additional opportunities for community service.

  5. College Profile -  Develop your college profile by identifying the appropriate level classes, building a resume, selecting clubs and activities in the community.

  6. New York City Excursion - all scholars will be invited to participate in a day long excursion to NYC to include a broadway show.


School Profile

School Profile

Immaculate High School, a Catholic college preparatory school under the Diocese of Bridgeport, provides a challenging academic education in a wholesome and disciplined environment. Because Immaculate High School values character formation, moral development and spiritual direction, religious education is an integral part of the curriculum.

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