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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, was founded in 1947, to support Catholic families in the education of their children. IHM is mission and goal driven as we respond to the fourfold purpose of Catholic education as set forth by the US Bishops, “message, community, worship, and service,” our own school mission, which encourages the giftedness of all students, and the motto of St. Francis de Sales, “Live Jesus,” integrated with challenging academic goals in accordance with our school improvement plan, the curriculum guidelines for the Diocese of Charlotte, and the NC Standards.

School Year


The school year is divided into two semesters of 18-weeks, each with 4 1/2 week interim reporting periods, and 9-week reporting periods. The school day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:15 PM.


Teacher Certification


All teachers are North Carolina Certified.


Student Enrollment

Pre-K Total Enrollment: 22
Kindergarten - Grade 8: 207


Catholic:          199
Other Faiths:     30



18  Full-Time
 7  Part-Time


Areas of Study


All students receive instruction in the areas of Religious Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, STEM, Social Studies, Computer Technology, Art, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, and Guidance.

The Learning Support Program is offered to enrich differentiated learning styles, as well as a Student Assistance Team which provides guidance for students, faculty, and parents.


Testing Programs

AIMSweb Benchmark (K-8 - Fall, Winter, Spring)
Stanford 10 (Grades 3 - 8)
OLSAT 8 (Grades 2, 5, & 7)
Math I Test (Grades 7 & 8, Spring)
ACRE Test (Grades 5 & 8)
PSAT (Grade 8)