Immaculate Heart gives my family a sense of community as well as a well rounded education for our children. We have been part of the IHS family since 2007 and have 2 children at the school. The overall state of the economy and new charter school openings in the area have resulted in decreased admissions
... Read more but I'm still confident in the education my children are receiving at IHS. Test scores don't lie. If you view the ITBS scores on the school website under Academics, you will see that IHS is preparing our children well. The school provides Apple computer labs and Smart Boards in every classroom and the Middle School has an Award Winning Science program!! The Sisters and faculty also provide a religious education that is so intimate, I can't imagine a better place for my children to learn about love, kindness, discipline and morals. And yes, the school is not run by the diocese and has been around since 1930 - with no financial assistance from a parish or the diocese. I would say that is pretty impressive. I learned about this site from someone that mentioned they had read negative reviews and I couldn't understand why - I felt it was time for me to share my positive experience! Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/19/12
IHS is a wonderful school for our whole family. As a parent and active volunteer at IHS for several years I find the negative comments very unfortunate. We are all going to have different experiences no matter what school our children attend. We all have the right to choose based on individual family
... Read more situations. Families are pulling out of private schools all over the country due to the economic situation in the US. Families are moving out of state for jobs. Teachers retired, some accepted other positions. families moved out of state, CTSO giving is down and there is less money to help families who need assistance. Some private schools have already closed down due to low enrollment. The last post mentions that is is a "little scary" with the Sisters running the school . . . we are talking about the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!!! They give all of themselves to our school, our children, families and faculty. The Sisters and faculty enrich our Catholic values of love, charity, forgiveness, kindness and compassion which are in keeping with Jesus' ministry. Throw in some fantastic and challenging academics and loving teachers and you have Immaculate Heart .Peace Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/17/12
Please remember this school is not run by the diocese. It's completely private. The diocese only oversee's the curriculum and accredidation. Saying that.......the sisters literally can do anything they want. This makes it a little scary. I would definitely recommend a catholic school that is run by the
... Read more diocese. This way....if any issues arise, you have someone to hear you out. Also, knowing that the diocese will correct issues that they feel are wrong. At Immaculate heart, issues are carefully tucked under the rug....just be aware. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/04/12
We wanted this to be the school we had hoped for. Unfortunately, the negative far outweighed the positive.
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Posted by a parent on 07/03/12
Hmmm. Interesting and a little suspicious. A coworker steered me to this site which I did not know existed. Not very many reviews appeared until a few not so favorable reviews appeared (some were even removed). It is almost as though someone is soliciting positive reviews to defend the less favorable
... Read more ones and boost the rating. My review was not solicited. I have been disappointed in the education provided and the unhealthy caddiness of some parents for the last few years. When I heard about so many people leaving, I began asking questions. Several parents shared my concerns about the decline of the school. Some said they shared their concerns with school leaders, but nothing was done. I want a true religious education for my child where Catholic values are shared and demanded from everyone students, parents, and school volunteers and leaders. That environment does not exist here. We are not returning. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/03/12
Having relocated in the middle of the school year from out of state, we joined the IHS community and were welcomed by everyone with open arms. The one thing that really stands out about IHS, is the education and the process in which the children receive it. Parents who pay attention and are involved
... Read more can not miss the verbal and written ques that the teachers pass on to them. The communication is there. Aside from education, the warmth of the Sisters, teachers, staff are an excellent representation of our faith. We found that the parents were helpful and welcoming. If you want your children in a loving, safe enviornment, where they will get a good education - this is the school for you. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/25/12
The enrollment is down, way down. I think the whole envioroment, including all 3-IHS'S, needs an overhaul! Run down facilities, drive by it - PLEASE! They do not have any funds to up-keep anything! Education is a F -F - in my opinion, pulled my child out! #1 unhappy family. They lack every where
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Posted by a parent on 06/18/12
As parents that are humbly trying to raise our children in the Lord's influence, we were disappointed to see negative posts regarding Immaculate Heart School. Our children have been at IHS since 2007. We value the education, spirit, love and kindness provided to our family at IHS. These characteristics
... Read more are palpable as you walk around campus. Hearing the children sing and pray during morning prayer still touches us after several years of being with the school. Negative comments posted have us confused. One post suggested technical issues, yet the kids are getting iPADs and a new computer lab with Apple computers. The electronic white boards are state of the art. Another complained about teachers and staff who, in our experience, remain professional, fully qualified and competent. When our children have struggled in their studies, administration and staff were there to help. We find the curriculum well rounded and challenging for our children. Our children are safe in the care of the Sisters who love them. They are encouraged in every way to grow spiritually and intellectually. The school supports our efforts in trying to raise a successful future. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/17/12
This is the second Catholic school that my kids have attended and it will be their last. The school really does have a "family" structure. Most parents know the kids in their children's grade and their parents. I feel completely safe sending them to school each day. Knowing that my kids are not in
... Read more overcrowded classes and are around caring teachers that have a genuine concern for their well beinggives me peace of mind and makes the tuition worth it. I never thought that I'd send my children to a Catholic School but I could tell the difference it made when my kids were doing the same work as our friends kids that are in public school...and they are two grades ahead. The principal is also well respected and very approachable and I'm almost 100% sure that she knows every child's name at the school by memory. What other principal can say that? Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/17/12
With teaching experience in both public and private schools in four states, Immaculate Heart Academy is truly the place I call home. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart are the cornerstone of our school, and provide both faculty and families a positive working and learning environment. As a teacher,
... Read more I feel the small class sizes enable me to meet the needs of different levels of learners. Current technology, strong curriculum development in Math, and teacher collaboration are just a few examples that provide many opportunities to enhance my job performance. We nurture our children through a strong and loving Catholic foundation that is present in every element of our school setting. Our school community fosters an environment where parents actively participate in various ways to support our school.. As in all schools we experience change, with teachers retiring, and some relocating for family reasons. Our community embraces the change and looks forward to continuing to serve the needs of our families. I would highly recommend Immaculate Heart Academy for families looking for a school setting based on traditional Catholic values, and a high level of academic expectations. Read less
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Tucson schools — Immaculate Heart Academy is located at 410 E Magee Rd, Tucson AZ 85704. 410 E Magee Rd is in the 85704 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ The school district for Immaculate Heart Academy is the Diocese Of Tucson Education Office. Immaculate Heart Academy is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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