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 traditional education, based on the Catholic Faith, is taught at all levels, putting into perspective Gods creation and the eternal responsibilities and goals of man, with no apologies.
The Town of Harvard School Board gave the school approbation on November 7, 1983, commending the institution on its comprehensive program. As time went on student enrollment grew and a larger building was added on to the existing building, which was also enlarged.
At the present time a gym called "MacIsaac Hall" is being built to finish the campus needs of this small school, where grades one through twelve are taught in a small classroom settings, in family-like atmosphere. The daily Latin Mass at our chapel located across from the school, begins each day and supports the spiritual needs of the student body. The curriculum is based on traditional Catholic academics, emphasizing the importance of the Holy Catholic Faith in all subjects.
Adopting the Salesian pedagogy based on Reason, Religion and Kindness for our discipline, IHM provides a happy and wholesome learning environment for our students.
The grammar school is staffed and administered almost entirely by Sisters, whereas the High School is staffed staffed by the Brothers, lay teachers and a few Sisters. Other than Academics, the High School boasts of an award winning Marching Band, with accomplished musicians. It is also home of the "Eagles " Basketball teams, both boys and girls. The boys also have a baseball team.
Graduates of Immaculate Heart of Mary School have gone on to various walks of life in the professional fields, some becoming doctors and nurses, engineers and teachers. Others have gone into the trades and have become diesel mechanics, electricians, plumbers and stone masons. Several have answered the call to religious life. Some are married and are raising families and it is our prayer 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.