Since 1854, ICS has educated the youth of the south Bronx, fostering a strong community both in and outside of the school. ICS prides itself on its inclusive environment in which diversity is respected and celebrated. The ICS family ensures its students grow with integrity, and leave the school prepared for high school and beyond.


Please note that ICS is on summer hours from 9 am - 3 pm.

At a Glance

Day In the Life

Pre-K at Immaculate Conception lays the foundation for success in elementary school and beyond. The program includes hands-on center time, creative learning and physical education, developing both the mind and body from an early age.  During center time, students participate in small group activities during which the teacher and aide give each student more individualized attention. The program utilizes learning centers and unique materials to support the curriculum including interactive Smartboards and iPads.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Daily Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast and Religion
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Gym Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Centers (ELA)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Lunch and Recess
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Nap
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Centers (Math)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Science, Music or Crafts
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Story Time (ELA)
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Snack Time and Pack-Up
ICS’ Kindergarteners focus on building key math and reading skills, utilizing 21st century technology to augment the curriculum. Students benefit from a well-rounded academic day that includes full class and small group instruction to re-enforce key concepts and develop accountability and teamwork. Music, art and religion enrich the academic day and make learning fun, creating an early association between enjoyment and school.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Arrival and Morning Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Daily Common Core Message - Math or Reading
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Art
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Language Arts - Phonics or Guided Reading
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Library time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch and Recess
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Religion/Character Development
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Math
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Science

First and second graders at ICS further dive into their math and ELA education, beginning work with manipulatives and increasingly complex concepts. In ELA, students participate in guided reading that develops vocabulary and comprehension skills; students also develop phonemic awareness through writing, grammar and spelling.  In math, students work on group projects and other hands-on methods to re-enforce lessons through participatory learning. Students also begin hands-on experiments in the science lab and participate in the creative arts to augment the curriculum.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Journal writing
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Religion
9:20 AM - 10:10 AM ELA - Guided Reading/Vocab
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM ELA - Phonics, Writing, Grammar
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Lunch and Recess
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Math - Review and New Concepts
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Math - Group work, hands-on learning
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Music
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM Science
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Social Studies

Third, fourth and fifth grade students assume greater responsibility for their learning and are challenged to further develop their foundational skills. Cross-curricular approaches encourage students to present and defend ideas in their speech and writing. English Language Arts continues with poetry, author studies, and independent reading.  ICS 3rd-5th graders utilize the computer lab, developing research skills and digital competency.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Journal Writing
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Religion
9:20 AM - 10:10 AM Math
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM Computer Lab
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Science
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch and Recess
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Social Studies
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Library
2:20 PM - 4:00 PM ELA (2 units)

Six, seventh and eighth grade students thrive as student role models as they prepare for high school, college and beyond. The middle school students benefit from a rigorous curriculum combined with arts and music that allows them to explore their interests and define their strengths. The importance of literacy continues with the addition of creative writing projects that encourage critical thinking. Secondary advising is available for seventh and eighth grade students to help guide them through the high school application process.

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM School Announcements
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Religion
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Math - Review, New Concepts
10:15 AM - 11:40 AM ELA - Reading, Comprehension
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM Science experiments
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch and Recess
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM ELA - Creative Projects
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Social Studies
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Computer Lab/Gym
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Art Class
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