The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. The Blue Ribbon award is considered the highest honor an American school can achieve.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, founded in 1958, is the oldest of the four schools. Originally serving only parishioners of the Briarcliff Road church, the school has grown by leaps and bounds and now caters to the surrounding Atlanta metropolitan area, serving both Catholic and non-Catholic children with a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Non-Catholics comprise approximately 13 percent of the student body and students of cultural diversity account for more than 25 percent.
Serving kindergarten through eighth grades, the Atlanta school, which has previously been recognized as a National PTA Parent Involvement School of Excellence, has 34 faculty members educating nearly 500 students. Led by principal Tricia DeWitt, IHM is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
“The archdiocese has so much to be proud of,” DeWitt said. “I feel like our teachers work so hard for these children. … It’s truly a ministry and it affirms the hard work we have been doing.”
IHM had a surprise assembly the day of the announcement to share the news with its students. The recognition came on the heels of the school’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2008.
How proud am I of my sister Tricia DeWitt... She is the Principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Atlanta - her school was just awarded as a Blue Ribbon School... only 300 schools out of 133,000 K-12 schools in the USA will receive this prestigious award.
WAY TO GO SIS!
Having some fun with her kids on a recent trip home... I always make time for a stop at IHM School.
and we are going to find a program to partner IHM & Glenwood Avenue through