SOMERVILLE, NJ - Immaculata High School will host its Spring Open House on Wednesday, March 4th.
Prospective students and their families will experience the school’s offerings by taking tours, attending information
sessions, and speaking with students, faculty, and administrators.
The event, which will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., is open to all students in Grades 6-10 and their families.
Established in 1962, Immaculata High School, located at 240 Mountain Ave, has educated over 10,000 students from central New Jersey. As part of the Pre-K through Grade 12 Immaculate Conception School system, Immaculata provides a faith-based college preparatory education.
It has established a reputation as a school rich in academics, distinguished in music, dominant in sports, and abundant in varied service possibilities. Prospective parents have questions as diverse as the needs of their students, according to Director of Admissions Michele Blandino,
However, one message resonates: “Immaculata is large enough to offer many chances to grow as a teenager, but small enough to have a place for everyone to grow,” said Blandino. “My own children had opportunities in academics, sports, and service that positioned them for acceptance to some top-notch universities. But perhaps even more important than that, through our Campus Ministry, they learned the value and importance of being servant-leaders.”
Embracing the pillars of Faith, Scholarship, Service, and Friendship, Immaculata works to create well-rounded individuals. The school’s size also means a closer connection to guidance counselors and with smaller classes, students can foster stronger relationships with faculty members.
"With the stress of today’s teenagers, it is key that they have many support systems. Our school has been described as ‘Our Blessed Mother’s pillow,’ where teens can navigate life with prayerful, academic, and personal support and emerge as responsible young adults. That is our goal,” said Head of School Joan Silo.
What is the Immaculata Difference? Students and parents describe it the best. Whitehouse Station resident Mia Dameo, who transferred to Immaculata, finds that “the small school and class sizes are more conducive to my learning style. Our school feels more like a family to me.”
Freshman Miles Tucker of Franklin agrees. “I came from a large school; I think Immaculata is more like a community and that the teachers are more supportive.”
Transfer student AJ Johnson of Hillsborough, who loves the school’s baseball legacy, says “Last spring the Spartan for a Day program convinced me to switch. Playing sports makes it easy to make new friends.”
Hillsborough residents, Linda and Ken Bull, parents of sophomore Brian, added, “We love that Immaculata is not just molding the mind, but the whole person.”
Immaculata High School offers an array of academic opportunities. In addition to College Prep, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the school offers innovative programs such as Marian Scholars, Digital Arts, and the Unitas Prosperitas Program which supports students with academic challenges.
The school offers the two-year AP Capstone program and the ability to earn college credit through partnerships with Seton Hall and Georgian Court Universities. This year, the Chesterton Classical Studies program, which provides a traditional foundation of studies in the humanities, philosophy, theology, and language, was launched.
To learn more about Immaculata High School visit the school’s website www.immaculatahighschool.org or contact Blandino at email@example.com or by phone at 908 722-0200 ext. 218.