IHM History

Offering traditional Catholic education since 1976.

Our History

At IHM traditional education, based on the Catholic Faith, is taught at all levels.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School was started in 1976 in response to the needs of families who identified a crisis in Catholic education.
At IHM a multidisciplinary academic education, prioritizing the Catholic Faith and its moral values and spiritual goals are taught with no apologies.

The Town of Harvard School Board gave the school approbation on November 7, 1983, commending the institution on its comprehensive academic program.

God has blessed the apostolate of IHM School, and enrollment has grown since the first humble beginnings with a few students in a small one-story building.   

In the early 90’s an addition enlarged the original building to its present size. Now a second addition, adding several classrooms and a function hall, is in the  planning stage with hopes to begin in the spring of 2019. 

“MacIsaac Hall,” across the street from the elementary school, was recently completed to accommodate the high school classes. This facility also houses a gym for sports and stage productions.  The high school curriculum is also based on traditional Catholic values and solid  academics, emphasizing the importance of the Holy Catholic Faith in all subjects.

Graduates of Immaculate Heart of Mary School have gone on to various walks of life in the professional fields and the trades. Several have answered the call to the priesthood and religious life, and many are married and raising families. It is our prayer and expectation that these and the future graduates of Immaculate Heart of Mary School will serve to be the catalysts to bring others into the Catholic Faith.

Promotional video featuring footage from an interview with our Bishop Robert J. McManus
of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Come to Learn… Leave to Evangelize

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Harvard MA