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Catholic Schools Week Highlights the Best of Immaculate High School

DANBURY—Immaculate High School celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2019 (January 27-February 2) by thanking all those who have helped it grow and thrive in the nearly six decades it has served students from the greater-Danbury area.

“There have been many wonderful people who have supported us in making sure students who want an exemplary, affordable private college-preparatory education where Catholic values are primary have that experience,” said Mary Maloney, president of Immaculate High School. “We are forever grateful to our founders, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, donors, sponsors and volunteers who continue to support us and we publicly thank you all,” she said.

In addition to a college-preparatory academic program that offers over 33 Advanced Placement classes and a STEAM curriculum featuring advanced technology, a CISCO certification program, renovated science labs and engineering classes, Immaculate High School has an award-winning Fine Arts program, a student career internship program, athletic teams that have won SWC and State Championships, 44 clubs and a community service and Campus Ministry program that instills faith, compassion and reverence for others. Community service is also stressed; in 2018 students performed 27,794 hours of community service. In the 2019-20 school year, Immaculate will be offering additional business courses as well as a Certified Nursing Associate program.

Immaculate High School, ranked by Niche as a top ten best private college-prep high school in Fairfield County, has the highest student SAT scores in the Diocese of Bridgeport schools. Based on a four-year study of student college recognitions, Immaculate High School reports a return on tuition investment that yields three times the investment when attending Immaculate High School. Most recently, 90 percent of the Class of 2018 were awarded college scholarships and grants totaling $20 million and 100 percent of the students are attending highly respected colleges and universities, with 95 percent of them being accepted to their first or second choice colleges and universities. The top 10 percent of students achieved an average 1309 SAT score and nearly 75 percent of the class earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

“Catholic schools continue to provide an excellent education that allows students to learn, serve, lead and explore their interests and talents so that they succeed in high school and beyond,” said Mrs. Maloney.

Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others. Located in Danbury, Conn., Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.