Immaculate Conception Catholic School exists to provide a Christ-centered academic environment designed to promote the total development of the child by serving the mission of the Roman Catholic Church through the educational process. This is accomplished by joining in community as a ministry of Immaculate Conception and St. Mark parishes to educate in the formation of faith and family; to provide a quality academic foundation; to unite in a nurturing and loving Catholic community through worship, through academic formation, through the promotion of peace and justice, through adaptation to change and diversity, through service, and through recognition of the value and dignity of each individual.
The vision of Immaculate Conception Catholic School is to teach as Jesus taught. ICCS strives for the development of the whole child through participation in the sacramental life of the Catholic Church. ICCS will provide superior academic preparation through a challenging curriculum, while promoting the ongoing formation and spiritual growth of the next generation of Catholic leaders to live the Gospel and to meet their full potential in preparation for a life of service in society.
--To provide for the continued formation of the Christian person in a unique environment in which students, teachers, and parents experience the presence and divine guidance of the Holy Spirit. The environment stimulates and promotes a community of believers and learners in the spirit of Jesus Christ as experienced in the Catholic Church and lived out as active citizens in today's society.
--To provide opportunities for our students and staff to employ the intercession of our patroness – Mary, the Mother of God – in their daily educational activities.
--To employ highly qualified teachers and administrators personally committed to their faith and dedicated to sharing and passing on this faith. As enthusiastic advocates of their profession, they impart in their students the love of learning.
--To provide resources, which stimulate individual growth and integrity in consonance with Christian ideals.
--To provide facilities for Immaculate Conception Catholic School, which are supported by Saint Mark and Immaculate Conception Parishes in Denton, Texas and the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
As a result, students and teachers are drawn to live the Gospel message, unite in worship, respond to the needs of the community with fellowship and social justice, and serve others through the sharing of their spiritual gifts and temporal goods for the betterment of all.
--To provide a holistic, educationally oriented approach to the spiritual, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional growth of the students.
--To stimulate and challenge students to reach their maximum potential spiritually, physically, intellectually, creatively, and emotionally.
--To present, through word and example, the Gospel message of Catholic Christian morals and values with the ultimate goal of carryover of these principals into adult life.
--To impart in our students the knowledge’s and skills needed to respect and maintain a healthy body as a temple of the Holy Spirit and to respect themselves and others as unique gifts from God.
--To instill in our students a love of learning, including an inquisitiveness toward new concepts and challenges, and an appreciation of education as a life-long learning process.
--To challenge students academically and help them realize the importance of giving back to their parishes and communities as they become vehicles of passing on their knowledge to a future generation.
--To foster and direct the creative and aesthetic potential of students, encouraging the appreciation of all the world God has created.
--To stimulate and nurture students emotionally to respecting all human life with dignity regardless of race, creed, color, gender or ethnic origin; and to respect all of the nations of the world as humanity struggles for international peace and justice.
The Immaculate Conception Catholic School community will strive:
--To form the Christian ideal of unity through prayer, service and community involvement. This includes the involvement of the family, parish, community, and world in the educational process.
--To teach all subjects thoroughly, modeling learning, especially learning of the Catholic faith, as a way of life. This includes instruction in virtues that foster respect for the dignity of the person, including development of physical and emotional fitness, and lifelong health and safety.
--To develop and implement a holistic curriculum that fosters learning as a life skill, including continued growth in the area of staff development to support curriculum enhancement.
--To present a fine arts curriculum that embodies the development of our God given gifts. This includes curricular and extra-curricular activities that challenge students spiritually, physically, intellectually, creatively, and emotionally.
--To present opportunities for service and mission that encompass local, national, and global needs, including programs that help the needy, highlight a respect for life, and includes an international perspective.