DANBURY, Conn. -- Immaculate High School in Danbury recently hosted a special Accepted Students Night for the more than 250 children who are eligible to make up the class of 2021.
The final number of students in this class will bring Immaculate High School's overall enrollment to about 500 students, which is a 24 percent increase in the student body in the past four years.
"At Immaculate High School, we encourage our students to find success in academics, athletics, fine arts and extracurricular clubs," said Tom Burns, Director of Admissions. "IHS students come together from area elementary and middle schools to seek academic challenges, discover leadership and use the latest technology, in addition to practicing their faith every day," he added.
The prospective students and their parents were treated to a pasta dinner sponsored by the school's Mustang All Sports Club after informational sessions. Students were paired with existing IHS students to learn more about the unique experiences Immaculate High School offers, while parents met with faculty and staff to further discuss the curriculum, athletics, special programs and scholarship opportunities.
Prior to applying, students take standardized high school entrance exams, visit the school during an Open House and are invited to be a "Mustang for A Day," which involves shadowing current IHS students for a day. A number of prospective parent information sessions are offered during the application process.
Immaculate High School's college acceptance rate is 99 percent with a three-times return on investment (students earned over $18 million in college scholarships in 2016) and there is a 13:1 student-faculty ratio. Its sports teams won three championships last school year, the Fall Drama production "Julius Caesar" was named the Number One School Drama Production in Connecticut and an accumulated average of 23,000 hours of community service are performed by students annually.
Several of this year's accepted students were awarded academic merit awards ranging from $500 to $5,000. Named scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualifying student applicants in March.
Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School also allows students to focus on their spiritual development, personal moral commitments and service to others. It is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport's parochial school system.
For more information on attending Immaculate High School, contact Burns at email@example.com or by calling 203-744-1510 ext. 148.