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Beauty in Belmont by, Delleny Molisani

Immaculate Conception School Thrives Through Pandemic


After 125 years of providing private education in Wellsville, the red brick school called “ICS”, has really shined during the second major pandemic in school history. 

   While most area schools experienced prolonged closures or ‘hybridized’ scheduling, ICS has been able to maintain in-person learning.  Smaller class sizes and the independence of a private institution have allowed ICS to be the envy of most Allegany County public schools.

   The mission statement of the school is another point of distinction that families can not find within our local school system:

     “Our mission is to foster the academic and moral development of creative minds developing a sense of understanding, compassion, empathy for others, and moral courage. We guide the development of the “whole child” and assist each student in reaching his/her full potential – intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We cannot accomplish our mission alone; we rely on God’s help and seek the active involvement of parents, family and the community in our education of students.”

   As a Catholic school, religious studies are part of the curriculum, but being Catholic or religiously affiliated is not required.  ICS welcomes all families and students regardless of faith or ethnic background with open arms.  Currently about 50% of the student body are not members of the ICS parish.

   ICS has a very robust and modern curriculum, providing an education where students regularly perform better than their public-school peers on standardized testing:

  • Buffalo Diocese / NY State Curriculum
  • Algebra
  • STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
  • Computers & Technology
  • English & Grammar
  • Library Skills
  • Language Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education / Health
  • Religion

   The extra-curricular offerings at ICS are just as well rounded and popular with students:

  • Basketball
  • Strings Program
  • Field Trips
  • Odyssey of the Mind

Now is the time to take another look at Immaculate Conception School!  Tuition assistance is available and registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school.  Contact ICS today !

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Wellsville NY, 14895

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Principal Richard Seigel

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