Immaculate Heart School

Tel: (520)297-6672
Grades: PK-12 | 405 students
Immaculate Heart School, pre-K through 12th grade, was founded over 76 years ago by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our school community has evolved over the years from being a one-room school with three students to a college preparatory facility serving over 400 students.
However, today one thing remains a time-honored tradition ' a values-based curriculum integrated with academic excellence and Catholic morality and doctrine.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1930

Student Body

Total Students 405 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Immaculate Heart School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Average SAT score 1450

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $5,000
Tuition Notes does not include registration fees
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Admissions Director Gretchen Galen
Admissions Associate Peggy Schlosser


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Decathalon, Ambassador Club, Band (Rock), Dance, Drama, Science Club, Softball, Year Book Band (Rock), Dance, Drama, Science Club, Softball, Year Book, Academic Decathalon,
Ambassador Club,

School Notes

  • ABOUT US Immaculate Heart School Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters' History The Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary were founded in Olot, Spain on July 1, 1848 by Rev. Dr. Joaquin Masmitja y de Puig, a parish priest, who was inspired by his own personal devotion to Mary and saw the need for a Congregation dedicated to the education, evangelization, and prayer for the salvation of souls. As part of their mission, the Sisters direct their 'preferred attention to the evangelization of the poor, youth, and those places which present special challenges with the intention of forming Christian communities in the heart of an individualist world.' Teaching in the elementary and secondary school is the main apostolate of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM). In 1917, the Sisters were on their way from Mexico to California where they had already established five schools. Their journey was interrupted by Bishop Granjon who requested that the Sisters stay in Tucson, Arizona to teach at Holy Cross School, now known as Santa Cruz. Immaculate Heart School History Immaculate Heart School officially opened its doors to receive Tucson's Catholic sons and daughters at the elementary and high school levels in the year 1930 at a downtown site near Sixth and Fifteenth. Seventeen SIHMs originally staffed the original school. In the year 2006, IHS, at 76 years old, is the oldest, continuously operating Catholic High School in Tucson. Because of an ever-increasing enrollment exceeding five hundred students for the 1961-62 school year, plans were formulated to separate the high school from the elementary grades. The class of 1962 was the last to graduate from IHS at its downtown campus. To them belong the fond memories of the palm-shaded campus on East Fifteenth Street where young women had received their secondary education for over thirty years. While the downtown Academy continued to accommodate children in kindergarten through eighth grade, the high school was transferred to the new location on East Magee Road. From 1963 until 1970 the secondary school was known as Immaculate Heart High School, but the name was changed to Suffolk Hills Catholic High School in 1971. The high school earned accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1988 as well as the Western Catholic Educational Association. In 1990, the name was changed back to its original name of Immaculate Heart High School, a coeducational school. It continues to be accredited as a College Preparatory High School and is also a member of the National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, D.C. The elementary school joined the high school at its Magee site in 1987 and has since been accredited with NCA and WCEA as well. They are now joined together as the Immaculate Heart School, pre-K through 12. The mission of Sisters' of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has always been to serve the children of the community.

Profile last updated: 09/20/2015

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