Immaculata Catholic School

Durham, NC
Immaculata Catholic School building

A Message From the Principal

Thank you for your interest in Immaculata! Immaculata is a Pre-K through 8th grade school located in downtown Durham, NC, offering a diverse and involved community, student accommodation and acceleration services, a wide variety of specials classes and extracurricular activities, and STEM project-based learning. Immaculata School is a nationally-ranked Blue Ribbon school based on outstanding student and staff performance, and a Green Ribbon school as one that embraces environmentally sound practices. We welcome you to learn more about our school by reaching out to our Director of Admissions to attend an Information Session or schedule a private tour or virtual meeting.

Mr. Patrick Kurz


The mission of the Immaculata Catholic School family is to build a community of learning under the patronage of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Relying on Gospel teachings and values, we view learning as a lifelong endeavor to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, aesthetically, and physically. We commit to live as disciples of Jesus Christ and to be responsible citizens of the world.


As the parish school of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, we incorporate our faith into daily teachings. Everyone engages in daily prayer and attends weekly Mass and Friday Morning Prayer. Students in Pre-K-Grade 4 participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori approach to religious education. Students in Grades 5-8 take traditional religion classes focused on Scripture, Church history, and those connections to current social issues and daily life. Students perform skits to depict the lives of Saints, re-enact the Nativity and Passion, participate in May Crowning, go to reconciliation, and more.


Learning in Kindergarten through Grade 2 is small group and hands-on based with a focus on personal growth and developing a strong academic foundation in reading, writing, math, and science. In Grades 3 through 5, students transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” which fosters creativity and independence along with vocabulary, analytical, and presentation skills. Middle School instruction develops critical thinking with our AdvancED STEM Certified approach to teaching, which incorporates project-based, collaborative, and cross-curricular learning.


At Immaculata our extracurricular offerings encourage students to develop their gifts and talents to enhance their creative, social, physical, and spiritual capabilities. Students are offered group activities at Immaculata such as: Art Club, drama, hip hop Dance Club, origami, Arts & Crafts, sewing, Vocal Club, and more. Band and music lessons are offered for Grades 4-5 and middle school. Liturgical Choir is offered for Grades K-8 along with Student Mass Cantor opportunities.


Year the school opened: 1909
Number of students: 500
Number of days per week students attend Mass: 1
Average class size: 18-24
Teacher/student ratio: 10:1
Tuition assistance: $280,000 in scholarships

721 Burch Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
United States