School to tout new amenities at open house

In the fall of 2009, Immaculate Conception Catholic School moved into the former Baird Building on Telfair Street. The move has allowed the enrollment to grow to 105 students.

Immaculate Conception Catholic School will hold an open house Tuesday to show off new amenities, a growing student body and the benefits of a Catholic education.

The sessions, from 9 to 11 a.m., and again at 6 to 8 p.m., introduce prospective parents and students to the school's programs and opportunities, said Jo Ann Cook, the president of the Alumni Association.

The open houses coincide with Catholic Schools Week, which starts Sunday.

It's also a historic time for the school, which celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2013. Its host church, Church of the Most Holy Trinity, marked its bicentennial this winter.

Enrollment at the school has grown since moving to a new location off Telfair Street.

"Currently, our enrollment stands at 105 students. Our goal was to pass the 100 mark and we made it," Cook said.

For 96 years, Immaculate Conception met off Laney-Walker Boulevard. The school dates to 1902, when Franciscan sisters opened an orphanage at 12th Street and Laney-Walker. In 1913, the African Mission Fathers built Immaculate Conception Church a block away and invited the sisters to bring the boarding school.

The school was moved again in the fall of 2009. It's now in the former Baird Building, where the Church of the Most Holy Trinity has its offices.

The move made room for a new computer lab and more bathrooms and classrooms, which will be available to tour Tuesday, Cook said.

If you go

WHAT: Immaculate Conception Catholic School Open House

WHEN: 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: 811 Telfair St.

LEARN MORE: Call (706) 722-9964 or see icaugusta.org.

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