The IHM School Expansion Project
Immaculate Heart of Mary School is a unique place in today’s world! Nestled on the monastery grounds of Saint Benedict Center, the school has offered a Traditional Catholic Education to Grades 1-12 since 1976. Students begin each day with the Latin Tridentine Mass and are taught by the Sisters MICM and the Brothers MICM.
The IHM Expansion Project will help us reach more young souls! Every gift towards this project will support Traditional Catholic Education and our Catholic Future! God will reward you abundantly!
Help the Sisters Build Up Our Catholic Future!
The Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (MICM) made this short video to help promote the Expansion Project in November 2019! With your help the Sisters can leave the construction site and focus on their real job – educating the young!
Watch recent video updates of the Expansion progress in the news area below.
IHM School was founded in 1976 by Brother Hugh MacIsaac in a little ranch house, for a handful of students. The original make-shift school building has grown into the present campus through the hard work of the Brothers and volunteers.
In the 1990’s an addition adding a second and third floor brought the enrollement to 120 students, grades 1-12. The completion of MacIsaac Hall in 2016 opened new rooms for the high school grades and freed up space in the old building… that was quickly filled!
Having maxed out our acreage, it was impossible to expand the school unless we could acquire more property.
The ever-growing waiting list of students impelled us to fundraise for 77 acres adjacent when they were made available for purchase. In 2018 our prayers were answered – and the IHM Expansion Project began! The Brothers have worked with professionals to develop an addition that will unify the styles of the present building and MacIsaac Hall. The future facility will provide enough classroom space to seat 25 students per grade, increasing enrollment by 100 students in grades 1-8!
There is a crisis in education in today’s world, especially for Catholic families who want their children surrounded with the same morals at school that they teach at home.
IHM is a true Catholic school. IHM keeps the Catholic focus.
With your help we look forward to offering this lost form of education to even more young souls!
The Future IHM School
News & Updates
Fall 2022 Expansion Update
Check out the October update for the IHM School Expansion Project! Retaining walls, boilers, septic and painting… all going on at the same time! Wow! How exciting to see the progress day by day! Help speed along this much-needed space by making a donation! God bless...
Summer ’22 Expansion Update
When Immaculate Heart of Mary School begins its 2022-2023 academic year the new addition will still be under construction. We patiently await moving to more spacious classrooms, especially since the present building seems to shrink as it fills with desks and students!...
May 2022 Expansion Update
Check out the latest video for the progress one the IHM Expansion Project! There is a lot going on with the new addition! Brother Anthony Marie, MICM, gives a quick tour of the latest work: the plumbing and electricity, the new wrap-around porch, insulation, and the...
Fall 2021 Expansion Project Update
Visitors will note that the exterior of IHM School Expansion Project is looking so fantastic! During the summer months of 2021 the windows were put in and the siding nearly finished. The early fall months saw the wrap-around porch (made with our own beams from our saw...
May 2021 Expansion Update
It's so exciting to see the IHM School Expansion Project really taking shape! In this short video get a glimpse of all the hard work that the Brothers have been doing over the past months! Brother Anthony Marie, MICM, gives a quick recap of what has been going on!...
Expansion: Reaching the Roof!
After a break during the Christmas Octave, the Brothers are back to work and have made noticeable progress on the the Immaculate Heart of Mary School expansion project. In this short video, Brother Anthony Marie gives an update for January 2021.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
We will be happy to answer any questions about the IHM School Expansion Project! Please contact us if you would like to give, but not online.
God will bless you for whatever you can give!
PO Box 1000
Harvard, MA. 01451
282 Still River Road
Harvard, MA 01451