Immaculate Heart of Mary School is a Catholic school in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
It was founded in 1952 by Father Charles Killgoar, to serve families at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish as well as families in the surrounding community.
Catholic education is currently provided to 430 students in grades preschool through eighth grade.
Special offerings include art, music, computers, Spanish, gym, and band.
In addition to a teaching staff of 26, IHM benefits from the services of four teacher aides, a librarian, a Special Education teacher, numerous tutors, and other parent and grandparent volunteers.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School seeks to provide a solid foundation and nurturing environment within a Catholic, Christian framework.
A dedicated staff is committed to providing an enriched and well-rounded curriculum, which encourages and prepares the development of self-esteem, leadership, and self-discipline, and prepares children to be caring contributing members of the Catholic community and the community-at-large.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School is an integral dimension of IHM Parish.
As a Catholic community, centered on Jesus Christ, all members have the opportunity to experience the joy of His gospel message in the daily learning, living, and sharing of faith throughout all aspects of school life.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 285 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,600
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

Immaculate Heart Of Mary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1962
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
285 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Dress Code Guidelines Provided on Website)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is based upon grade level, parishioner status, and number of children in the family that are enrolled.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,800
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lori Brecken
Admissions Associate
Colleen Lowe

Sports

School Notes

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School is celebrating more 60 years of teaching with Jesus!Immaculate Heart of Mary School is a Catholic school in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was founded in 1952 by Father Charles Killgoar, to serve families at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish as well as families in the surrounding community. Catholic education is currently provided to 430 students in grades preschool through eighth grade. Special offerings include art, music, computers, Spanish, gym, and band. In addition to a teaching staff of 26, IHM benefits from the services of four teacher aides, a librarian, a Special Education teacher, numerous tutors, and other parent and grandparent volunteers. Immaculate Heart of Mary School seeks to provide a solid foundation and nurturing environment within a Catholic, Christian framework. A dedicated staff is committed to providing an enriched and well-rounded curriculum, which encourages and prepares the development of self-esteem, leadership, and self-discipline, and prepares children to be caring contributing members of the Catholic community and the community-at-large. Immaculate Heart of Mary School is an integral dimension of IHM Parish. As a Catholic community, centered on Jesus Christ, all members have the opportunity to experience the joy of His gospel message in the daily learning, living, and sharing of faith throughout all aspects of school life.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 285 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,600
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Grand Rapids, MI is $5,763 for elementary schools and $9,638 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Grand Rapids, MI is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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