Draft:School in Elkton
|Immaculate Conception School|
In Conceptione Immaculata Schola
452 Bow Street
Eastern Shore of Maryland
|School type||Roman 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|
|Grades||Pre-kindergarten (3 and 4 year olds) - Eighth|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Slogan||Our Foundation. Their Future.|
|Accreditation||Middle 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.
Established in 1927, 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.
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. In 1745, secretly, because Catholic schools were illegal at the time, Bohemia Academy was founded, remaining a core part of Immaculate's heritage.
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