In the Roman Catholic tradition, Immaculate High School fosters the development of the whole student by nurturing individual spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, and social growth through an academically rigorous college preparatory curriculum that encourages respect, responsibility, reverence, creativity and leadership.
Immaculate High School, a Diocesan-sponsored Catholic college preparatory school 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. Immaculate High School welcomes students from all religious traditions.
Immaculate High School enrolls 395 students, 45% male and 55% female. Approximately 42% of our student body resides in Danbury and the remainder in twenty-six surrounding towns in western Fairfield County, Litchfield County, and New York state. Approximately 35% of the student body is minority. The student teacher ratio is 11:1 and the average class size is 16 students. Of the fifty-nine members of the professional staff, 93% hold master’s degrees and the remainder hold bachelor’s degrees. Fifty-eight are lay men and women and one is ordained as a deacon.
Immaculate High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and recognized by the Connecticut State Department of Education. Immaculate High School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC).
Immaculate High School enjoys strong support from alumni and its parent community. Individual attention to student needs is a priority of the faculty and administration.
IMMACULATE HIGH SCHOOL COVID RESPONSE
March 2020-June 2021 Immaculate transitioned to a synchronous virtual and transitioned to a hybrid learning platform. Students were responsible for upholding the same academic 55-minute course standards. Final and midterm grade. All students returned in person for the 2021-22 school year.
Immaculate High School’s academic program is exclusively College Preparatory. Our courses are designed for students who are preparing to continue their studies post our secondary education. They are taught with high expectations for depth and comprehension including independent work.
Honors courses are designed to be rigorous, challenging, fast-paced with an expectation of extensive work outside the classroom. IHS features 45 courses in English, Social Studies, World Language, Mathematics, Science, Business, and Fine Arts.
Immaculate offers an Advanced Placement Program that is administered by the College Board and consists of standardized high school courses that are equivalent to undergraduate college courses. They are designed to prepare the annual average of 140 enrolled students for the rigors of college level work and they represent the school’s most challenging level of study. Immaculate offers seventeen AP courses in the traditional classroom setting which include Biology (ECE), Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, French Language & Culture, Government & Politics, Macroeconomics (ECE), Physics Part 1 (ECE), Physics Part 2 (ECE), Psychology, Spanish Language & Culture, Studio Art: Drawing, Studio Art: 2-D Design, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History (ECE) and Graphic Arts (ECE). Immaculate also collaborates with Virtual High School allowing the school to potentially offer another twenty-three virtual on-line AP courses. All AP classes have prerequisites that must be met for students to participate in the class.
*University of Connecticut, Western Connecticut University and Quinnipiac University: Dual enrollment courses provide an opportunity to students to take college courses while still in high school.
SAT Reasoning Test Scores 2021-22 Mean Scores
SAT Three-Year Rolling Average 2020-2022
Test Scores Top 10%
Class of 2022 Average
ACT 2021-22 Mean Scores
ACT 2020-22 Three-Year Rolling Average*
*All students take the District ACT Test as juniors.
Due to Covid-19 the District ACT was not administered in the Spring of 2020.
ACT Test Scores Top 10%
Class of 2022 Average
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
In May of 2022, 151 Immaculate High School students took 312 AP Exams. 101 exam test takers earned a score of “3” or better. It is important to note that all students in every AP class are required to sit for the AP Exam.
|Total AP Students||153||150||132||133||
|Number of Exams||352||299||248||
|AP Students with Scores of 3+||79||80||97||
|% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+||51.6||53.3||74.0||
Historically, 99%-100% of Immaculate High School graduates continue their education. Students from the graduating classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 are attending the following colleges and universities: