DANBURY—Immaculate High School invited 115 students from the early decision applicant pool to join the Class of 2025 and hosted virtual accepted student and parent sessions this weekend. Additional sessions are offered in the weeks ahead for incoming families to explore the many opportunities students will have to excel in academics, athletics and the arts.
Sunday’s annual Accepted Student Day pivoted to a virtual event which included fun games and giveaways, polling to learn more about the Class of 2025, a panel of student ambassadors to answer questions and share their experiences, smaller breakout rooms with fun games led by current students and a special appearance by alumna Megan Mitchell ‘10, news anchor and reporter for WLTW in Cincinnati who emceed a fun virtual scavenger hunt.
Administrators and parents welcomed prospective families and shared how Immaculate has been able to meet their educational goals for students amid the pandemic by offering a hybrid classroom experience. Student cohorts are assigned days to report to the building and days to attend class synchronously using the Microsoft Teams platform.
Principal Wendy Neil shared how the mission of the school is to provide a personalized college preparatory journey. “We meet with recent graduates as well as with college admissions officers to design our programs.” Parent Heidi Flaherty attested to the counseling department’s ability to individualize their response to the needs of their students and shared how Immaculate has been able to provide a positive and challenging experience for students. “I asked my daughter, a freshman at The University of Connecticut, if she thought Immaculate High School prepared her well for the transition to college. She told me that she found Immaculate High School’s college preparation program very helpful. Applying to colleges went smoothly and it reduced a lot of stress associated with the college search process. She also mentioned that Immaculate’s remote learning during the spring 2020 semester along with the rigor of her AP courses prepared her well for her online college courses.”
The accepted Class of 2025 hail from 27 local Connecticut and New York towns. Approximately 44 percent of the applicants currently attend public or private schools, while 56 percent attend Catholic schools. Immaculate welcomes students from all faith backgrounds.
Immaculate is dedicated to making our integral, quality education an option for committed families and students. Named scholarships and financial tuition assistance were awarded to 80% of the accepted student families. Also awarded, was $286,000 in four-year merit based academic scholarships to 15% of the students interested in attending Immaculate.
The school has hosted prospective Class of 2025 and transfer student families for in-person, off-hour tours as well as virtual events including a 360-degree tour and an on-demand open house which can be viewed on their website. Admissions Director, Denise Suarez shares, “We were very impressed by the talents of this year’s applicants. Most importantly, through their applications and meetings with the admissions office, they showed a real desire to serve others in the community which is one of the hallmarks of an Immaculate education.”
The school offers rolling admissions for families, as well as in-person tours. To learn more about the application process, including to register for the virtual HSPT exam required for all freshman applicants being held on Wednesday, January 27 at 8 am, please visit www.immaculatehs.org/apply. Contact Denise Suarez, Director of Admissions at 203.744.1510 x148 to schedule a tour or for questions about the admissions process.