DANBURY—In this season of Advent, there are several additional ways that Immaculate students and families supported their communities. Giving back is paramount at Immaculate High School (IHS); last year, students completed nearly 25,000 hours of community service. For the holidays so far, Immaculate students and their families happily supported these organizations:
Students/families donated 1,633 boxes of cereal to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House’s Morning Glory Program, a school record! This donation will help the Morning Glory program feed the homeless breakfast for a full year. Immaculate’s Key Club and Campus Ministry spearheaded
Immaculate High School assisted the Rogers Park Middle School with their “Weekend Backpack” Program, thanks to the generous donations of students and families. This program distributes food to students on Friday afternoons so that they will have food for the weekend.
The IHS National Honor Society collected new toys for Toys for Tots, a holiday toy drive sponsored by the Marine Corps.
The IHS International Club once again collected new baby items to help the Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center of Danbury, Stamford and Bridgeport. These items will go to new mothers and their babies.
The IHS Key Club donated 638 books for the United Way of Western Connecticut’s Ready, Set, Let’s Read! Program. This program supports preschools serving disadvantaged children by preparing them for kindergarten; one way is by having volunteer readers and books for the students to foster a love of reading.
Immaculate High School encourages students to find success in academics, athletics, fine arts and clubs and is ranked in the top third of all high schools in the State of Connecticut by NICHE. One of the more affordable private high schools, Immaculate High School is also among the highest ranked Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport and continues to attain the highest SAT scores in the Diocese. Immaculate High School students, a representation of area public, private and Catholic schools, seek academic challenges, discover leadership and engage in progressive learning opportunities and have high success rates: 100% of the Class of 2019 were accepted to choice colleges and universities and were awarded college scholarships and grants totaling $27 million.
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 and a Certified Nursing Associate program, 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 Campus Ministry and community service program that instills faith, compassion and reverence for others. Immaculate High School, founded in 1962, is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York.