FAQs

What is the student-teacher ratio?

The teacher-student ratio at Immaculate Conception is only 1 to 15. That is one of the lowest in the area – most public school classrooms have 30 students or more.

Who may enroll at Immaculate Conception School?

Immaculate Conception School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and school programs.

Students at Immaculate Conception Catholic School may be Catholic or Non-Catholic. Children of other faiths will be required to participate in activities pertaining to faith development.

What time is school in session?

School begins at 7:50 a.m. Students arriving before 7:15 a.m. will have to sign in at Before School Care. The school day ends at 3:10 p.m. Students not picked up by 3:25 p.m. will be escorted to the After School Program. 

Does the school offer Extended School Care?

Yes, See the Extended Care page for full information.

Does the school serve hot lunch?

Lunch is served every full day of school. The food is prepared on site by a trained chef and is served hot. Our Kitchen offers rotating choices of a hot meals and sandwich measl each day.   Lunch Choices range from $4.00 - $4.50 each day. Lunch tickets must be purchased in advance, in groups of 20, and can be purchased through the church office. See our Lunch menu for more information.

How old does my child have to be to attend school?

Students entering must meet the following age requirements:

PreK 3 Child must be 3 by September 1
PreK4 Child must be 4 by September 1
Kindergarten Child must be 5 by September 1
1st Grade Child must be 6 by September 1
 
How is Immaculate Conception School accredited?

IC is fully accredited by ANSAA,  Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association, which is affiliated with the national Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations, which  is approved by the United States Office of Education and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. I.C. is also a member of the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association).

Do students have to wear a uniform?

Yes, all students, Pre-K through 8th grade, must wear a uniform. Click here to see the IC Uniform/Dress Code.

How much does Immaculate Conception Catholic School cost?

We have a Tuition Scale which details the tuition for the current school year. Click here to see Tuition Scale.

What are the qualifications of the teachers?

All teachers possess an Arkansas Teaching Certificate or are enrolled in a state approved program to obatin their state certification. Each teacher also meets or exceeds standards put forth by ANSAA for their specified area.