Immaculate Conception Grade School

Immaculate Conception Grade School Photo #1 - ICGS is MORE than a school. We are a family.
Immaculate Conception Grade School, the first Catholic school in Elmhurst, was founded in 1900 and currently serves children in grades Pre-K 3 through 8th. As an educational ministry of Immaculate Conception Parish, we partner with parents to prepare students for lives as Catholic leaders. As Christians empowered by the Holy Spirit, we focus on formation through prayer, message, concern, and service to community. We teach students to live a lives that embody these values, are centered in Christ, and strive for their greatest academic potential. They will experience a world around them rich in God's love.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Students462 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Immaculate Conception Grade School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,765
Tuition NotesTuition includes a $1,000 active parishioner discount. Families outside of the parish do not receive this discount.


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FootballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Boys Scouts, Chess Club, Drama Club, Girl Scouts Of America, High School Admissions Test Prep, Math Minds, Safety Patrol, Science Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Newsletter, Technology Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band and Choir, Jr. High Dance Class, Spring Musical, Talent Show

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cardio Club

School Notes

  •  At Immaculate Conception Grade School, our commitment to excellence does not waver.  We understand the importance of setting high expectations and have resources in place (Math Specialists, Reading Specialist, classroom differentiation, classroom aides, social worker) to provide additional challenge or additional assistance to those students who might be in need of it.  Again and again, we hear from high school administrators how well prepared our students are.  Our curriculum is aligned with both the Diocese of Joliet and the State of Illinois learning standards.  Additionally we have been accredited by AdvancED, the world's largest accrediting agency.  
  •      At ICGS we recognize our responsibility to provide our students with a strong Catholic faith formation and varied opportunities for worship, prayer, and service.  As our students grow, we see their faith blossom and compel them to be people of action.  Consequently, our students will go out and make the world a better place.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Choosing ICGS for our daughters education was the best decision we have made as a family. The teachers and administration is top notch. My child has learned respect, compassion, faith, leadership along with an excellent education. IC is a family that we are proud to be part of.
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ICGS was the best investment we have ever made. Along with excellent academics, our 3 children received an excellent faith foundation with an emphasis on Catholic leadership. They left the school with a solid sense of confidence along with a sense of their responsibility to make our world a better place. Each of them were well prepared in self-discipline and time management. As a result they have excelled in high school in the classroom, in athletics, and in extracurricular activities. This foundation was instrumental in providing them with excellent choices for college. We can't recommend this school highly enough.
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