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Mission Statement 

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.  

Overview 

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. 

School Community

Immaculate High School enrolls 391 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 28% of the student body is minority.  Of the fifty-nine members of the professional staff, 93% hold a master’s degree and the remainder hold a bachelor’s degree. 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-19 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. All students returned in person for the 2021-22 school year. If there is a need to return to a synchronous or hybrid virtual learning platform, Immaculate is fully prepared to continue without interruption in order to maintain the high expectations and opportunities for our students during this unprecedented time. 

Curriculum

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 honors level 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 (ECE): Courses provide an opportunity to students to take UConn courses while still in high school.

SAT Reasoning Test Scores 2020-21 Mean Scores

EBRW Mathematics Combined Total
561 542 1103

Three-Year Rolling Average

Reading/Writing Mathematics Combined Total
574 572 1147

Test Scores Top 10%
Class of 2021 Average

Reading/Writing Math Combined Total
685 688 1373

ACT Scores Four-Year Rolling Average

English Math Reading Science Composite
22.8 22.3 23.2 22.3 22.7

*All students take the District ACT Test as juniors.
Due to Covid-19 the District ACT was not administered in the Spring of 2020.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

In May of 2021, 133 Immaculate High School students took 261 AP Exams. 120 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. 

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total AP Students 142 153 150 132

133

Number of Exams 290 352 299

248

261
AP Students with Scores of 3+ 76 79 80

97

78
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+ 53.5 51.6 53.3

74.0

59.0

School & Curriculum Enhancements

College Enrollment

Historically, 99%-100% of Immaculate High School graduates continue their education.  Students from the graduating classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 are attending the following colleges and universities.

CEEB CODE

#070125

CONTACT

Lisa Livornese
Registrar
(203) 744-1510 Ext. 144
registrar@myimmaculatehs.org

Robin Moravsky
Director & Counselor, International Program
(203) 744-1510 Ext. 145
rmoravsky@myimmaculatehs.org

Allison Longfellow
School Counselor
(203)744-1510 Ext. 139
alongfellow@myimmaculatehs.org

Elizabeth Lato
School Counselor
(203) 744-1510 Ext. 153
elato@myimmaculatehs.org

Michael Digennaro
School Counselor
(203) 744-1510 Ext. 136
mdigennaro@myimmaculatehs.org

Kristina Kulikauskas
Assistant to Dean of Counseling
(203) 744-1510 Ext. 140
counseling@myimmaculatehs.org

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