Immaculate Conception School (ICS) is the oldest Catholic school in the Bronx, founded in 1854. Like so many urban Catholic schools, ICS was built by the parish for the immigrant community it served. Today, ICS remains a community school, offering a rigorous, faith-based education to the 506 students it serves, in grades Pre-K to 8.
Our diverse student population is 69% Hispanic, 27% African American. 73% are Catholic. Our curriculum, taught by a dedicated team of educators, features after-school programs plus music in every grade, and our facilities include a fully renovated gym. Our after-school programs runs until 6pm for all grades. Over 80% of our students receive scholarships; scholarships are available to all who qualify.
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Principal: Alexandra Benjamin
Ms. Alex Benjamin is especially connected to Catholic education having attended Catholic school from grades K-8. She believes that having a clear focus on character building and faith education within the school day builds community and positively impacts school culture.
Alex began her career as an English teacher serving students in both district and charter schools in Baltimore, MD and New York City. Her transition into school leadership involved roles on leadership teams as a Literacy Coach, Curriculum Developer, and an Assistant Principal. Alex joined ICS in 2018 as an Academic Dean before transitioning to the role of Principal in 2019.
Alex received her B.A. in English Literature/Secondary Education from Iona College, M.A. In Educational Leadership from College of Notre Dame, and M.S. as a Literacy Specialist from Fordham University.