Sister Alice Martinez
Sister Veronica Y. Loya
Sister Wilhelmine Galle
The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Religious Formation. The study of Catholicism, central to the curriculum, has two aims: first, students acquire a comprehensive understanding of the Roman Catholic Tradition and second, even more importantly, students gain greater access to the rich Catholic treasury of resources for developing a meaningful life of faith. These resources include a balanced and informed moral system based on a keen sense of social responsibility. While formal religious education takes place in religion classes, Christian values are reflected throughout the curriculum. Through regular worship as a school community, opportunities for prayer and reflection, and a variety of projects aimed to serve the poor, the seeds of faith, love and responsibility to the “least favored” have the opportunity to take root in the lives of students.
Educating the Whole Person In addition to religious formation and intellectual growth, a complete Catholic education seeks to develop personal character based on Gospel values, physical health and refined aesthetic sensibilities. Students benefit from kinesthetic, artistic, social and emotional development.
Instruction emphasizes and builds upon fundamental academic skills, including the written and oral expression of ideas, problem solving, critical thought and the competent use of technology. Our students prepare themselves for a lifetime of learning.
We accept and work with students at a variety of ability levels, helping them to grow in their aptitude for scholastic achievement. Student needs are addressed in various forums including curriculum, student services, extracurricular activities and competitive sports. Success requires diligence and consistent effort on the part of the student, with the support of parents.
A Catholic Learning Community. Educating the whole person requires more than excellent classroom instruction. For this reason, Immaculate Heart School continually strives to build a genuinely Catholic community in union with the parents, who are the primary educators of their children. We work to provide a setting in which students are offered love, acceptance, discipline, and challenge. The lived example of our faculty and the care, attention and respect they show to students, contribute significantly to this atmosphere. In turn, students are expected to treat faculty and each other in a similar loving and respectful manner, in preparation for a life of Christian service.