ABOUT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL
Immaculate Conception School is firmly guided by its religious and academic purpose. We partner with parents in our journey of faith. Integration of the spiritual and academic dimensions is essential to the education of the whole child. Our goal is to instill a sense of individual responsibility, to build self-confidence, to encourage compassionate service to our neighbor, and to teach decision-making skills in all of the traditional academic disciplines. The basic curriculum provides instruction in religion, mathematics, language arts, reading, science, and social studies. Students also participate in weekly art, computer, library, Spanish, and music classes.
The ICS Community is proud of its achievements and strives continuously to assess and tailor classroom instruction in order to enhance our academic programs. The faculty differentiates instruction to meet the individual needs of our students, and implements widespread use of technology to meet these needs. Additionally, Immaculate Conception School offers accelerated mathematics classes to those who qualify. Students’ academic needs are also supported through the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission.
The faculty and staff thank you, Parents, for entrusting your children's education to our care. Be assured that, with the grace of God and with your support and encouragement, we will continue to provide an excellent, faith-based, family oriented education for your children. God bless you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Mrs. Kelly Seccamanie
The mission of Immaculate Conception School, Somerville, New Jersey is to foster in each student a personal relationship with God. In partnership with the family, we are committed to developing the spiritual, academic and emotional dimensions of all students, enabling them to live responsibly and creatively in the world.
Student Pledge: As a student of Immaculate Conception School, I will develop my personal friendship with God. I will cooperate with my parents, teachers, and fellow students to grow in faith and knowledge. I will care about others and take care of the world.
We are a dynamic and innovative elementary school. Faithful to the charism of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) of Immaculata, Pennsylvania and supported by dedicated lay teachers, Immaculate Conception School provides quality religious and academic education for students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight.
In choosing Immaculate Conception School, you demonstrate your support and commitment to Catholic education. The faculty and staff take seriously the mission of providing a Catholic educational program that is academically challenging and engaging for our students. In partnership with parents, faculty and staff collaborate as a community to provide a Christ-centered and virtue-based school.
Our story began in 1955 when Rev. Robert J. Graham, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church from 1938 until 1956, had an inspiration to build a parish elementary school. On September 8, 1955, ground for the school was broken. Unfortunately, Father Graham died six months later and never saw his dream realized. His successor, Rev. Eugene B. Kelly, worked diligently to raise funds to complete construction and to find a religious order of Sisters to staff the school.
In February of 1957, Father Kelly wrote to Mother Maria Pacis, IHM, Mother General of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in West Chester, PA. The community responded generously by sending four sisters to Somerville, including our first principal, Mother M. Vincentia, IHM. This devotion by the Sisters continues to this day and has been an important part of our history.
I.H.M. Legacy ~ Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Tota Pulchra Es O Maria
"Thou Art All Fair, Oh Mary"
The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is a Pontifical Religious Institute, with branches in Immaculata and Scranton Pennsylvania and in Monroe, Michigan. The Immaculata branch was one of several religious congregations and teaching orders throughout the United States and Canada to which Father Kelly wrote during late 1956 in an effort to find teaching Sisters to staff the school. Although the Sisters were initially unable to fulfill Father Kelly's request, he persisted, and finally on May 1, 1957, he received word that the Congregation would send four Sisters for the opening of school in September 1957.
The Spirit of an IHM School ~ The spirit of an IHM (Immaculate Heart of Mary) school calls each person to a life of … Prayer, Love, Service, Courtesy, and Hospitality. At Immaculate Conception School, Jesus is the Center and Mary, the Model.
Let it be known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen, but ever-present Teacher in its classes, the Model of its faculty, the Inspiration of its students.