Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Astoria offers an engaging and challenging academic program for students from toddlers to teens.
Just the Two of Us is for children from 18 to 30 months and their caregivers.
Nursery (PreK 3) is for children who will be three years old by December 31st.
PreK for All is for children who will be four years old by December 31st. It is also known as Universal Prekindergarten and UPK. Please note that this is a free program funded by the NYC Department of Education and therefore no religion is taught. However, Our Lady’s Preschool is available on Sunday mornings for families who want religious education for their four year olds.
Kindergarten is for children who will be five years old by December 31st. Our Kindergarten is a hybrid program that blends the best elements of the UPK experience (learning by doing, exploring, collaborating–a center-based classroom) with some direct instruction in reading and writing (SuperKids) and Math (Go Math!)
Primary Grades from First through Fourth are self-contained; that is, the students remain together in their homeroom for all major subjects: Religion, English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The students have these courses four or five times each week.
Middle School consists of grades Five through Eight. These classes are departmentalized meaning that the students meet in their homeroom at the beginning of the day and then travel to their classes: Religion, ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. These classes meet four or five times each week.
Special Subjects – Students have special subjects that meet once each week: Art (Nursery through 8th grade), Gym (Nursery through 8th grade), Music (Nursery through 8th grade) and Spanish (Kindergarten through 8th grade).
Additional Academic Support – Students who need additional academic support are provided with Title I services in Literacy and Math once or twice each week and with SETSS (Special Education Teacher Support Services) as recommended by a student’s IEP (Individual Education Plan).
“The notion of sending one’s children to a new school is always a frightening one. More and more, it has become obvious that in our society a strong moral base is as important as that of academics. That is why my wife and I were so happy to be able to send our children to Immaculate Conception School. Our son has thrived in the Nursery Program. He is learning at an advanced rate, but more importantly, it has allowed for both his personality and spirit to shine. As a product of Catholic education, and having taught for a time in that system, I can say that there is not type of school that provides a better foundation than that of parochial. And of the parochial schools, Immaculate and its Nursery Program (and Kindergarten, of which our daughter is a part), are second to none.”
-Andrew & Michele Lodespoto, Anthony’s parents
“I’ve had two children taught by Mrs. Coffrini and both of them love her. She has a way of making sure the kids are always happy and enjoy school.”
-Mr. & Mrs. DiChiara, Meadow’s parents
“We are truly having a wonderful experience at Immaculate Conception School in the Nursery classroom. My son loves school so much he asked to go from the half day program to the full day program and wishes he could go to the after school program too. My family feels fortunate to be part of the Immaculate Conception family. I feel that my son is safe and loves when he leaves for school every day. His academic needs are not only met but challenged and enhanced everyday. My son has grown socially in many ways, especially with sharing and having empathy for others. We are truly blessed to be a part of this community and I would highly recommend to anyone to send their children to Immaculate Conception School.”
-Katie Zipprich, JJ’s mom
“My son has made wonderful improvements, not only academically, but also in his overall health and with his confidence. The teachers are supportive and willing to try new things and help him to learn and grow.
-Okubo-Reed, Rentaro’s mom
“Our experience with Immaculate Conception School’s Nursery Program has been wonderful. Our daughter has developed a love for school and learning. Her teachers have created such a rich, stimulating and nurturing environment for the children. The music, art and gym programs have provided additional opportunities for our daughter to learn and grow. We also appreciate how clearly and consistently the school communicates with us which always make us feel fully informed.”
-Diana & George Siassos, Maria Luisa’s parents