Welcome to Immaculate Conception School!
Immaculate Conception School (ICS) has served the Belmont community of Dayton, OH for over 75 years, educating the children of World War II through the Boomer years of the 50′s and 60′s, during the dramatic growth of the suburbs in the 80′s and 90′s and becoming the outstanding example of Catholic educational service to a diverse population.
Today, ICS proudly counts students from Africa and Central and South America along with students whose parents are from Asia in our student population. These students joined an already diverse community which solidly represents the city of Dayton in both ethnicity and economic backgrounds as well as faith experiences.
ICS is part of the Ohio Catholic Schools Association Accreditation process, a system to establish continuous improvement and accumulating. This year, the six year process involves a self study by a team of IC leaders. The team will assess the current status and work towards a Preliminary Plan which will involve one academic and one religion goal to improve upon.
Integral to the educational environment has been the adoption of the Workshop Way® a system of human growth for education. The components of Workshop Way® are founded on a philosophy that encourages each student to grow into full humanness in his or her own time. A focus on human growth and intellectual safely result in dramatic improvements in student learning.
Learn more about Workshop Way© http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie7RXcUADSs&feature=youtu.be
The school has always enjoyed a solid partnership with the parish, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, through the financial and spiritual support provided by the pastors and parishioners. In turn, the students have demonstrated their appreciation through many service activities including becoming a consistent resource as Altar Servers, serving for funeral masses and taking on liturgical roles during the school mass.
Enjoying the support and guidance of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, ICS has excelled at delivering instruction on the curriculum provided by the Archdiocese. In addition, the school takes advantage of every opportunity provided by the School’s Office for professional development for the staff and teachers. Additionally, the school has successful partnerships with the University of Dayton, other Catholic schools and parishes, businesses and community resources such as Miami Valley Child Development Center which has four Head Start classrooms in the building.
One of the most significant partnerships is with the Urban Child Development Resource Center, housed at University of Dayton. The UCDRC provides the school community, students, staff, parents and guardians with the services of a licensed clinical counselor and a family advocate. The counselor works within the classrooms, in small groups and with individual students to create an emotionally healthy school environment where children feel safe to learn. The family advocate helps many families who find themselves in a difficult situation, usually financial, unravel the maze of resources to meet their family’s needs.
Immaculate Conception School has never been satisfied to rest on its many successes but continues to look for ways to meet present challenges and plan for future needs. Grounded in a solid history, working with and for today’s young people, ICS is touching the future.