ICSJ Quick Facts
Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School maintains a 12:1 student/teacher ratio (9:1 student/teacher ratio in preschool and kindergarten) by providing 2 certified teachers in every classroom who co-teach at every grade level through fifth grade. Sixth, seventh and eighth grades follow a departmentalized teaching approach with specialized teachers who hold secondary teaching certificates.
While all Immaculate Conception School teachers have received their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees, 64% of the school’s faculty also hold a Master’s Degree in Education or currently pursuing that degree.
Faith-based curriculum teaches Catholic values in an integrated setting. Monthly prayer services, monthly masses for grades kindergarten through third and weekly masses for grades fourth through eighth, sacrament preparation and participation along with service projects enhance the school’s religious program.
In addition to a strong core liberal arts curriculum, ICSJ students at every grade level study Spanish, music, physical education, and fine arts.
SMART Boards and wireless laptops are used throughout the primary and middle school grade levels. Every classroom in grade levels kindergarten through eighth grade are equipped with SMART Boards.
ICSJ’s early childhood program is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
ICSJ offers a competitive athletic program for students in grades 3 and up. The interscholastic athletic offerings include boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ baseball, girls' softball, girls’ volleyball, and coed cross-country. Sports skills development clinics include basketball, baseball/softball, volleyball, golf, lacrosse, and racket sports.
Enrichment activities and clubs are also a part of the extra curricular programming. These include choir, Mandarin, Italian, chess, Mad Science, ballet, art, piano and band.
ICSJ families come from many diverse backgrounds and come from over twenty different zip codes in the Chicago.