About us

Immaculata Catholic School is a parish based, regional, accredited, non-profit Pre K and K thru 8 parochial learning institution in Western North Carolina. We are governed under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

Mission Statement
The Immaculata School community is committed to preparing each student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically to face the challenges of a changing world.

Philosophy
At Immaculata, we believe that each child is a unique, creative and responsive person who grows and learns through interaction with others in an atmosphere of faith, which fosters Christian living.

Educational Approach
We seek to create a learning environment which encourages higher order thinking skills through the development approach of thematic study with an integrated curriculum infused with Gospel values and coupled with team teaching, contemporized instructional methods enthusiastically delivered utilizing state of the art classroom technology tools.

Accreditations
The schools of the Diocese of Charlotte, which includes Immaculata Catholic School, have received District Accreditation from AdvanceEd, the governing body of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI).

Religious Aspect
Immaculata students and teachers plan and participate in daily prayer, sacramental programs, prayer services and weekly school masses. Masses and prayer services are listed on the monthly calendar and parents and other visitors are encouraged to attend these prayerful experiences. Our second graders are prepared and participate in the celebration of Penance and Eucharist for the first time in the fall and spring respectively. All students participate in a wide variety of community service and charitable events throughout the year that benefit families in the community. These annual events include food drives, clothing and toy drives, and monetary donations to organizations and ministries such as IAM and the Good Samaritan Fund. Immaculata is truly blessed to be served by pastors and brothers of the Franciscan Capuchin Friars of the Stigmata who through their daily participation in school life are committed to providing a solid Catholic education for the students of Immaculata Catholic School.

Student Body
Immaculata Catholic School welcomes boys and girls of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin. Our students are drawn from Henderson, Transylvania, Polk and neighboring counties in Western North Carolina. Our Early Education/Pre-K program currently covers PK3 and PK4.  In kindergarten through 5th grade, there is one class in each grade.  Currently, there is one class each of 6th, 7th and 8th grades. There are approximately 150 students enrolled in the school.

Faculty
There are 21 full and part time faculty, and support team members at Immaculata Catholic School.

Facilities
Immaculata has a large campus which includes separate Pre-K, Lower School and Upper School buildings. The school has a gymnasium/auditorium and computer lab.  Each classroom is equipped with white boards and computerized Smart Boards® with full internet integration and networking. There are playing fields and playgrounds.  The School is located adjacent to Immaculate Conception Church.