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Immaculate Conception School
In Conceptione Immaculata Schola
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452 Bow Street

Eastern Shore of Maryland

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United States
Coordinates39°36′52″N 75°49′51″W / 39.61444°N 75.83083°W / 39.61444; -75.83083Coordinates: 39°36′52″N 75°49′51″W / 39.61444°N 75.83083°W / 39.61444; -75.83083
School typeRoman Catholic, high school preparatory, coeducational
Motto"Nam in dando recipimus"
(For it is in giving that we receive)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)The Immaculate Conception, Saint Francis de Sales, Saint Francis of Assisi
Founded1927 (92 years ago) (1927)
GradesPre-kindergarten (3 and 4 year olds) - Eighth
CampusImmaculate Main
Color(s)Blue and White         
SloganOur Foundation. Their Future.
Athletics conferenceCYO
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic School (ICS, Immaculate) is a Roman Catholic, coeducational, high school preparatory school on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, in Elkton, Maryland, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. ICS ministers to school-age children, ranging from the Early Learning program for ages three to four, up through to eighth grade[1].

Established in 1927[2], through the guidance of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province, the school was originally located at the corner of Cathedral Street and Singerly Avenue in historic Elkton, Maryland. The Ursulines ministered within the schoolhouse from 1927 to 1930, followed by the Glen Riddle Franciscan Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia. Sister Columbkill O’Connor, O.S.F. was one of the original to minister.[3]

The former small, four-classroom structure became inadequate in size and space to properly teach the students, and the current three-story schoolhouse opened on Bow Street in 1956; it was at this time that kindergarten was officially provided, replacing the former nursery program.


Before the church within Elkton was built, Jesuits from Bohemia Manor tended to the congregation.[4] In 1745, secretly, because Catholic schools were illegal at the time, Bohemia Academy was founded, remaining a core part of Immaculate's heritage.[5]

  1. ^ mdieterle@cecilwhig.com, Marcus Dieterle. "Immaculate Conception School welcomes new principal". Cecil Daily. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  2. ^ "Pius Xii, His Holiness Pope, (Eugene Pacelli), (2 March 1876–9 Oct. 1958)", Who Was Who, Oxford University Press, 2007-12-01, retrieved 2019-08-20
  3. ^ "Franciscan sister, native of Ireland, dies at 102". Catholic Philly. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  4. ^ YORK, CATHOLIC EDITING COMPANY NEW. (2016). CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : undertaken to celebrate the golden ... jubilee of his holiness, pope pius x. FORGOTTEN Books. ISBN 1334718946. OCLC 983337606.
  5. ^ Block, Victor. The Pelican Guide to Maryland (2 ed.). New York: Pelican Publishing. pp. 38–39.