Academics, Community, Faith; From preschool through 8th grade, ICS students are nurtured academically, spiritually, and emotionally by a dedicated team of highly-credentialed faculty and staff who foster the Catholic faith that is woven into all aspects of school life. At ICS, each child is provided with the resources and opportunities they need to reach their fullest potential. Immaculate Conception School is proud to have been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education, which "recognizes and honors schools that exhibit high performance and/or significant improvement in student achievement. Reducing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students is also a criterion." As Catholic educators, we strive to fulfill our Parish mission in leading our students through the period of transition from childhood through adolescence.
At ICS, we offer a strong academic education within a faith-based environment, recognizing we are all children of God.
The primary purpose of Immaculate Conception School is to educate the whole child in the context of the Catholic faith.
It is our mission to lead children toward spiritual, emotional, moral, intellectual, physical, and social development.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 608 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,825
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Immaculate Conception School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1887
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students
608 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Immaculate Conception School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
A uniform is required and can be purchased at Flynn O'Hara. Details can be found on our website at www.theICS.org

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please visit our website at www.theICS.org Kindergarten – Grade 5 $10,225 Grade 6-8 (tuition includes device) $10,525
Admissions Director
Alethea Spear
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Anne Krach

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

  • At Immaculate Conception School, our goals are to provide all students with the opportunities for a strong faith life; to continue to champion superior standards of academic excellence and growth development; to keep pace with the technology goals of the Archdiocese for elementary schools by continued teacher training and updating of equipment and applications; and establish an endowment. As Catholic educators, we strive to fulfill our Parish mission in leading our students through the period of transition from childhood through adolescence. We offer a strong academic education within a faith-based environment, recognizing we are all children of God. The primary purpose of Immaculate Conception School is to educate the whole child in the context of the Catholic faith. We lead children toward spiritual, emotional, moral, intellectual, physical, and social development. The educational focus of the Immaculate Conception School is to provide a solid academic foundation and to develop critical thinking skills. Additionally, we encourage students to give witness to Catholic values through service to the church, parish, family and society.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Immaculate Conception School cost?

Immaculate Conception School's tuition is approximately $9,825 for private students.

What sports does Immaculate Conception School offer?

Immaculate Conception School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer and Track and Field.

What is Immaculate Conception School's ranking?

Immaculate Conception School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Immaculate Conception School?

The application deadline for Immaculate Conception School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (11 reviews)
5  
Our relationship with ICS started 13 years ago and we cherish every moment. Our experiences at the school, parish, and on the athletic fields/courts were exceptional. The magic of the place is its people and its connection to the students. Our children were blessed with teachers who cared for and loved them. They were prepared to enter high school on every level - academically, socially, athletically, and spiritually.
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5  
We are so grateful for the opportunity to have had our daughter attend ICS this year for first grade. We honestly can not say enough praises about our experience. They have taught our daughter about giving, and kindness and they have so many activities outside of the classroom that reinforce her character. Her teacher Mrs. Cruz is unbelievable in her compassion and love for teaching. Our daughter was not able or interested in reading when she started and now she is a first-class reader. I sometimes can't believe how much she has learned in one year. All-star school in every sense.
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5  
I am the parent of a graduating 8th grader. Our son came to Immaculate Conception from public school for 4th grade and I can honestly say that it was the best decision we ever made. The small class sizes, excellent teachers, and focus on faith were just what he needed. From his first days in school, the teachers worked to ensure he was in the proper class placement (and when he needed a smaller class with additional attention for English/Language Arts, it was available). ICS offers a classic education (think a focus on grammar, spelling, math, hands-on science, and arts & music). Students consistently go on to high school in higher-level classes. The teachers at ICS truly care about the students. They have been responsive, proactive, and available. The sense of community and focus on the Catholic faith are strong, among students and families, both in the classroom and out. If you're looking for an excellent academic program, that focus on values and respect, and a sense of community, ICS offers the best value in the area - hands down! We will all miss ICS...
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5  
ICS is the BEST!! We sent all 3 of our kids there and truly don't have any complaints. The education they received was top-notch. All 3 of our children moved seamlessly into local private schools. They all say that they were very well prepared. All of the teachers are caring and dedicated to what they do. Many of them have been there for years! The community is wonderful as well. Such a down-to-earth, supportive, fun group of people that are always willing to help! Truly the greatest!!
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5  
My family has been part of the Immaculate Conception School community for 7 years and I couldn't be happier. They are academically strong and challenge my boys to work hard, be independent learners, and to be curious, while also supporting them in any areas of struggle. They equally teach the importance of character, being kind, and giving back to the community with many service opportunities throughout the year. The teachers provide a welcoming environment and are dedicated to their students. My boys have loved all their teachers and always have fun and exciting stories to tell about their day.
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5  
If you are looking for a school that provides both a top-notch education as well as a sense of community, this is the school for you. The leadership at the school is strong and dedicated. The teachers are very engaging and provide a safe environment for the children. During the pandemic, the school did not skip a beat. Our kids were in full time, 5 days a week, with all precautions in place so they didn't miss the classroom aspect of their education and it worked out very well. They are very dedicated to the school, the kids, and their education.
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5  
The Immaculate Conception School in Towson (ICS) provides an excellent education in an environment that supports each child's overall well-being - spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally. The staff, administration, and families' enthusiastic involvement in the school's mission creates a sense of community that is welcoming and engaging.
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5  
Our child loves school. He is engaged academically and socially (with friends and the community). The school and Parish work together, providing the full spectrum of academic, extracurricular, and essential faith aspects of the education. Lessons help students understand how all the subjects are related. It has been a pleasure to watch him not just learn what is in textbooks but apply those concepts to help others. From the youngest to the oldest, all students are encouraged to participate in service activities, fostering a sense of purpose. In addition to rigorous academic programs, there is a wide variety of extracurricular activities (athletics, theater, dance, music, academic clubs, to name a few). Parents are encouraged to participate in various ways through the Home School Association, volunteering to distribute lunches (Chick-fil-A twice a month) or assisting with extracurricular activities. You are also encouraged to communicate with faculty and staff, and we have found them to be very responsive and helpful. It is rewarding to watch our child grow as a person in a supportive environment while enjoying the process.
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5  
We are amazed at how our children are growing academically, spiritually, and socially at ICS! Our children have thrived with their studies in a faith-based setting thanks to the dedicated staff and welcoming atmosphere where they have also made great friends. There are so many opportunities to get involved in the ICS community through volunteering, athletics, and social events. We feel confident that we made the right choice in sending our children to ICS!
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5  
Immaculate Conception School is amazing! An organization filled with caring faculty and staff! We choose ICS because of the quality of education provided, morals and values. Each and every faculty and staff genuinely cares about the students! It is truly an amazing place for the children each and every day!
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5  
There is so much in which Immaculate Conception School can take pride. Dedicated teachers provide lessons that are innovative, challenging, and yes fun. The STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) initiative encourages independent learning and "learning by doing". Students find out that they can use math and science skills in everyday problem solving and exciting engineering challenges. From Pre-K through Grade 8, curious students engage in various types of engineering challenges throughout the year. Four well-equipped science classrooms and labs are in use daily for extensive hands-on learning by students in Pre-K through Grade 8. ICS is proud to be recognized by MAEOE (Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education) as a Maryland Green School, due to the school's emphasis on the importance of environmental literacy among all children. Students are excited when learning happens outdoors. What better way to observe the sky, weather, shadows, plants, insects and worms? Throughout the school, there is an atmosphere of community, whether students are doing service projects, worshiping at Mass, or friendly competition in the gym or on the soccer field.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 608 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,825
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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