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 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. Immaculate High School welcomes students from all religious traditions.
Immaculate High School enrolls 408 students, 48% male and 52% 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 21% of the student body is minority.
Of the fifty-nine members of the professional staff, 93% hold master degrees and the remainder hold bachelor 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-19 Response
Immaculate High School COVID-19 Response: On March 16, 2020 Immaculate transitioned to a synchronous remote learning platform to complete the school year. Students were responsible for upholding the same academic course standards virtually which included full participation in daily 55-minute course instruction. Reopening plans for 2020-2021 school year include a real-time synchronous hybrid learning model where students are divided alphabetically into two cohorts. Each cohort reports to the school building two days a week while the other cohort is participating in class using Microsoft Teams. Both cohorts are virtual once a week. Standard letter grading and assessment policies will continue. If there is a need to return to a synchronous 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.
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 ECE: Courses provide an opportunity to students to take UConn courses while still in high school.
SAT Reasoning Test Scores 2019-20 Mean Scores
SAT Reasoning Test Scores Three-Year Rolling Average
SAT Subject Testing Scores Five-Year Rolling Average
|SAT Subject Tests||Mean Scores|
|Biology - Ecology||655|
|Biology - Molecular||678|
|Chinese with Listening||800|
|Math Level I||623|
|Math Level II||680|
ACT Scores Five Year Rolling Average
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
In May of 2020, 132 Immaculate High School students took 248 AP Exams. 155 exams 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||122||142||153||150||
|Number of Exams||269||290||352||299||
|AP Students with Scores of 3+||80||76||79||80||
|% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+||65.6||53.5||51.6||53.3||
Historically, 100% of Immaculate High School graduates continue their education. Students from the graduating classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 are attending the following colleges and universities: