Applications for the 2022-23 school year are live. Thank you!

Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Roman Catholic Pre-K3 through 8th grade elementary school serving the spiritual and educational needs of our parish families. Our school was opened to the parish community in 1957 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Today, we continue the mission that began over 60 years ago: to educate the whole child in a spiritual and academic environment. We provide a Christ-centered Catholic education that achieves academic excellence by challenging students to learn and teachers to innovate within a comprehensive program that fosters faith formation, social growth, and service to others. IHM has one classroom of Pre-Kindergarten 3 and two classrooms in every grade from Pre-Kindergarten 4 through 8th grade, with a teacher and full-time aides in Pre-Kindergarten through 1st grades and a floating aide in 2nd and 3rd. We have approximately 450 children enrolled in our school program, of that number there are over 200 families. Our classes generally cap out at 30 students per grade classroom (20 students per class in Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4).

The application process begins in October the year before your child will enter Pre-Kindergarten 3, 4 or Kindergarten. The State of Delaware and IHM require children to be five years old before September 1st to enroll in Kindergarten. Our application process concludes in February when admissions letters will be mailed to all applicants.

Guidelines for Acceptance

Immaculate Heart of Mary School (IHM) follows Diocesan guidelines to determine the order of acceptance of students. This policy applies for Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade applicants.

  1. Siblings of children currently enrolled at IHM
  2. First time students to IHM, who are parishioners of IHM parish
  3. Catholic families from parishes other than IHM
  4. Non-Catholic families