Immaculate Conception School (ICS) is a small, independent Catholic elementary school located on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, ICS is a family oriented school of about 200 students. ICS is the parish school to Immaculate Conception Church across the road. While we are a faith-based school, we follow the BC government’s approved elementary school curriculum. More
ICS is over 80 years old.
In 1926 the Jesuit Fathers founded and opened Immaculate Conception Parish, as the church now stands, in what was then the hinterland of the city of Vancouver. Immaculate Conception School (ICS), run by the Religious of the Sacred Heart sisters, first opened its doors in the basement of our Church in September of 1926, with 41 students from Grades 1 to 7. By 1932 IC Parish established a separate building for the School, where the IC Parish Centre now stands. Change continued at ICS over the decades.
Mission: We are a Christ-centered community. We are committed to creating a nurturing environment in which all may develop a personal relationship with God, and live the moral values taught by Jesus. We recognize the strengths in each child and strive to foster continuing growth in the knowledge and skills necessary in preparation for life long learning.
Motto: Our school motto “Today, I will grow in knowledge, love of God and service to others” guides the students and staff at ICS.
Immaculate Conception School is a member of the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) and as such is required to have a Parish Education Committee (PEC). The PEC is comprised of the Pastor and seven members from the Parish, five elected and two appointed by the Pastor, to serve for overlapping two-year terms. Its role is to assist and support the Principal and the Pastor in the running of the school. Parish Education Committee (PEC) members are often school parents but need not be. More