When you enter the walls of ICD, you aren’t just entering a school, you are joining a community. Since 1881 when Immaculate Conception Dardenne opened its doors to the first students the mission has been the same, to be a Community of One Spirit in Christ Jesus. At ICD you will find teachers and staff dedicated to educating the whole child. A strong and purposeful academic curriculum is interwoven with faith-based teaching. At ICD your child will grow both spiritually and intellectually. They will also learn what it means to be an integral part of a larger community. ICD school is an important part of the ICD parish. Students serve the parish in many ways, offering their time and talent, fostering a spirit of service, and enriching the lives of others, in turn enriching their own lives. As our namesake Mary, the Immaculate Conception, opens her arms to the church, ICD school opens its arms to each child.
As a student at ICD school, your child will embark on an important journey of growth and development. The years between Kindergarten and eighth grade at ICD will see your young child mature into a confident young adult ready to take on high school. Academically, they will go from learning to read and write to being able to thoughtfully critique works of literature; from learning to add to mastering pre-algebra or even algebra. Your child will grow in faith as well. As a kindergartner they will learn that they are a child of God, as an eighth grader they will know what it means to be a child of God and a member of the Catholic Church. Along the way during these pivotal years, your child will be embraced and encouraged by teachers and staff who recognize the importance of the task put before them, to play an integral part in your child’s development. Graduates of ICD school go to high schools across the greater St. Louis area with confidence in their education, becoming valuable assets to their high schools and beyond.