FAQs for Prospective Families

How do I begin the admissions process for Immaculata?

To begin the admissions process, please sign-up for our mailing list, and visit our Admissions Process webpage, which will guide you through all of the application steps, including completing the application for admission, requesting your academic records, and, if you are applying for a spot in our incoming freshman class, registering for the HSPT (the High School Placement Test). Additional information for transfer and international students is also available.

Am I guaranteed acceptance into Immaculata by simply applying?

While we strive to meet the needs of all families that desire a Catholic education for their children, students must first be accepted to Immaculata before you are able to register as a student.

Is there a deadline to apply to Immaculata High School?

Applications are accepted year-round. However, maximum consideration for merit-based academic scholarships and admission into our specialized academic programs such as Marian Scholars and the Chesterton Classical Studies Program will be given to students who apply and take the HSPT during November of 8th grade.

Do you need to be Catholic to attend Immaculata High School?

Immaculata High School is authentically Catholic and open to students of all faiths. The Theology curriculum is based on Roman Catholic doctrine and beliefs. All students are required to take four years of Theology classes, be attentive during school-wide prayer, and attend our school liturgies.

What programs do you offer for high-achieving students?

We offer a competitive, rigorous academic program that includes 15 AP classes, and are the only area school to provide our top students with the opportunity to participate in College Board’s AP Capstone™ program. High-achieving students may also be invited to apply for admission into our prestigious Marian Scholars program. Please review our Academic Profile & Statistics.

Does Immaculata accommodate students who are classified with learning disabilities and other disabilities?

Yes, in many cases! Immaculata’s Unitas Prosperitas (U.P.) program is specifically designed to help students who are classified with learning disabilities and other disabilities to succeed in our rigorous academic environment. During your child’s time at Immaculata, you will work directly with our Director of Special Services, Mr. Stephen Hrabyk, who can be reached via email at shrabyk@immaculatahighschool.org.

I’m not sure that I can afford to send my child to Immaculata. Do you offer financial assistance and scholarship opportunities, even if my child is not Catholic?

Yes! The Diocese of Metuchen offers financial assistance to Catholic families. Non-Catholic families can also receive financial assistance directly from Immaculata. Scholarship opportunities also exist, including the Nunes Scholarship and our Unitas Caritas scholarships. For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financial Assistance page. Mrs. Lori Quinn, our Business Manager, can be reached via e-mail at lquinn@immaculatahighschool.org.

Driving my child to Immaculata every day will be difficult. Are there any other transportation options?

Yes, many towns do provide busing to Immaculata. Immaculata is also conveniently reached by several NJ Transit public bus routes, and is only one mile away from Somerville Train Station. Many families also elect to carpool. Please visit our Transportation page for more information. Mrs. Patricia Tiger, our Director of Transportation, can be reached via e-mail at ptiger@immaculatahighschool.org.

How is theology instruction delivered at Immaculata?

At Immaculata, we are proud of our Catholic Identity. We follow a theology curriculum that is in full accord with Catholic teaching, and deliver it in a way that enhances our students’ spiritual lives. For description about each of our Theology courses, and our other course offerings, please visit our Academic Department webpages under Academics. In addition to our traditional classroom instruction of theology, we are also offering a Classical Catholic Education track beginning in Fall 2019, which, in the spirit of Chesterton Academies, seeks to disseminate truths about our Catholic faith, theology/philosophy, history, etc. through instruction using the Socratic method and classical readings & instructional techniques.

My child is worried about making friends at Immaculata. What do you do to help students acclimate socially?

At Immaculata, one of our four pillars is Friendship, and we stand by our mission to develop the whole person, which includes offering our students opportunities to get involved and grow socially. In addition to our Music, Athletics, and Campus Ministry programs, we pride ourselves on our ‘Lata Living new student welcoming program, dances including Prom, class retreats, our annual Spartan Spirit activities, and numerous clubs and activities. There’s something for everyone at Immaculata!

My child is interested in the performing arts. How can I find out more about Immaculata’s music offerings?

Immaculata is proud to offer award-winning programs in the fine and performing arts, including our 12-time national- and state- championship winning marching band which has been regarded as one of the finest scholastic marching ensembles on the east coast. No prior experience is needed to participate in our music offerings. More information can be found at our webpage for Prospective Music Students. Interested students are encouraged to reach out to our Music Department chair and Director of Bands, Mr. Ed Webber via email at ewebber@immaculatahighschool.org.

My child is interested in athletic activities. How can I find out more about Immaculata’s athletic offerings?

Immaculata has many award-winning athletic programs during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. Students who are interested in participating in a Fall sport are encouraged to visit our webpage for Prospective Fall Athletes.  Information about all of our athletic programs is available through our Athletics webpages. You can also reach Mr. Thomas Gambino, our Director of Athletics, via email at tgambino@immaculatahighschool.org.

My child is interested in community service and retreat opportunities. How can I find out more about Immaculata’s Campus Ministry program?

Immaculata’s Campus Ministry program provides a multitude of service opportunities annually, and has been recognized twice on a national level. To learn more about the wonderful retreat and service opportunities available, please contact our Director of Campus Ministry, Mrs. Maureen Cote, at mcote@immaculatahighschool.org.

What do current and former Immaculata parents say about sending their children to Immaculata?

Our parents are wonderfully supportive of our school through the Spartan Parent Club. To learn more about what our parents think of sending their children to Immaculata, please watch this video.

What do alumni have to say about their time at Immaculata?

To learn more about the success of our alumni and their testimonials about Immaculata, please review our Spartan Success Stories.