Maria Immacolata School was officially opened in September 1965 and was initially staffed by three Benedictine Sisters and two lay teachers. The two-story school building consisted of four upstairs classrooms and a downstairs area designed for easy partitioning to provide four more classroom when needed. Kindergarten, first and second grades were taught when the school opened in September, 1965. After 1965, a grade a year was added at the school until a seventh grade was established.
The first principal of the school was Sister Aloysia, a Benedictine Sister. A convent was built near the church at 326 Estate Drive for the Benedictine Sisters who staffed Immacolata school and Vandebilt Catholic High School. Today a dedicated professional staff of religious and lay people continues to provide every opportunity for growth for children according to individual needs and abilities.
Since its inception, the enrollment at Maria Immacolata School has grown to approximately 244 students in grades preschool through seven. The school’s admission policy, though guided by a priority list, offers an educational opportunity for any child, subject to class size limits. Maria Immacolata School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, or national or ethnic origin in its educational programs, or employment policies.
Maria Immacolata School strives to provide a Catholic Christian education through its diversified curriculum and professional educators; encourages family-oriented activities for personalized involvement; and offers a challenging environment where students have the opportunity to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, and emotionally in order to become responsible members of the church, the family and society.