Immaculate Heart Central Schools

1 Sterling Place,
Watertown, NY, 13601-0136
Tel: (315)221-3785
Grades: PK - 12 | 661 students
IHC is a Pre-K to 12 Catholic school system serving the Greater Watertown and Fort Drum, NY area.
 IHC is welcome to students of all faiths and backgrounds.
IHC is known for exceptional academic, community service, extracurricular, and athletic programs.
 At IHC, we nurture your student’s spirit, mind, and body.
Since 1881, we have been providing students not just with an education, but "A Foundation for Life."

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1881

Student Body

Total Students 661 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Immaculate Heart Central Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 55%
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus, English – Literature and Language, European History, US History, 
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition cost is on our website
% on Financial Aid 43%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,850
Admissions Director Chris Hornbarger
Admissions Associate Judy Norris


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art and Photography Club, Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Faith Community Service, Foreign Language Club, Mystery Players, New York Mathematics League, Performing Arts Club, Senior Slide Show Committee, Servants Hearts Club, The Ambassador's Club, Whiz Quiz Team, Yearbook Club Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Whiz Quiz Team, Yearbook Club, Art and Photography Club,
Faith Community Service,
Foreign Language Club,
Mystery Players,
New York Mathematics League,
Performing Arts Club,
Senior Slide Show Committee,
Servants Hearts Club,
The Ambassador's Club,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 10/18/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Immaculate Heart Central Jr/sr High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immaculate Heart Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Immaculate Heart Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Watertown Immaculate Heart Central Jr/sr High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1316 Ives St
    Watertown , NY , 13601
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  319  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Watertown
    Immaculate Heart Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    122 Winthrop St
    Watertown , NY , 13601
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.6  mi  |  144  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Watertown
    Faith Fellowship Christian School
    131 Moore Avenue
    Watertown , NY , 13601
    2.2  mi  |  151  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Chaumont Genesis Elementary School
    12749 State Hwy 12e
    Chaumont , NY , 13622
    11.1  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  PK-7
  • Carthage Augustinian Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    317 West St
    Carthage , NY , 13619
    (Roman Catholic)
    16.1  mi  |  150  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 26, 2014 - I attended one of the local catholic schools (St. Anthony''s) until their merger into IHC Primary/Intermediate Schools. I began 4th grade at IHC Intermediate and graduated from IHC High school in 2013. I cannot even begin to express the sense of family, community, and love that I felt while attending. After growing up with my graduating class and spending so much time together through soccer, musicals, and the mystery players group I feel so truly blessed to have been a part of this school. I hope that once I achieve my degree in early childhood education that I can come back and give young students the same experience that I had. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended November 25, 2013 - We have children at Primary and Intermediate. We all love IHC! This is a school where the teachers and administration are caring, patient and go over and above the norm to accommodate the children''s learning needs. Many Teachers offer tutoring after school for any child interested. The academics at IHC are outstanding. Parents are welcomed and are very involved school activities. My son loves playing lacrosse and basketball for his school. My daughter enjoys learning her Catholic faith and practices it daily. She loves partaking in the beautiful Christmas concerts every year. The children enjoy the class outings and special in school and after school activities provided to them by the school''s Home and School Assoc in conjunction with parent volunteers. Most importantly, our children are learning in a faith based, respectful and nurturing atmosphere. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 07, 2013 - My husband returned to college to pursue a Physician Assistant degree and he credits the great study habits that I. H.C. instilled in him with his success in the program.We knew that there was no other choice for our children but I.H.C. for the best education. Now our grandchildren attend the school and they are happy and thriving.We believe in I.H.C.. We see the sucess it produces and we love being part of the I.H.C. family. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 14, 2013 - Best school in the area! We put two kids in IHC while they were still in elementary school - one has graduated and is doing great in college, and the other is thriving. We love the values, sense of community, caring teachers. The academics are excellent. For such a small school, the athletic programs are superb. Our daughter loves the art program. - Posted by Parent

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