Elementary Students Head to College

August 13, 2003

Immaculate Conception elementary school students will head to college this fall while their building, next to the new Washington Convention Center, is completely renovated. The 130 students in pre-kindergarten to Grade 5 will attend classes on Trinity College’s campus this year. The big moving day will be:

Tuesday, August 19, 2003
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Trinity College
Alumnae Hall, 125 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC

Movers will set up furniture and the principal and teachers will get classrooms and offices ready for school in this temporary space at Trinity College. Classes will start September 2, with a bus providing transportation for the students from Immaculate Conception, 711 N Street, NW to Trinity College.

Immaculate Conception, which has offered Pre-K to Grade 4 for the past several years, also is expanding this fall with the addition of Grade 5. Eventually, the school plans to expand to Grade 8. The renovation of Immaculate Conception’s nearly 140-year-old, three-story school building will include four new classrooms, central air conditioning, new bathrooms, an elevator and new lighting.

Immaculate Conception is one of 13 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese’s Center City Consortium. Working in partnership with the business community, the Consortium ensures new resources, services, tuition aid and capital improvements are available to Catholic schools in financially challenged neighborhoods of our nation’s capital. Fifty percent of Consortium families are at or below poverty level.

Mary Anne Stanton, executive director of the Consortium, said, “I think this is such an exciting partnership. I know that this will be a wonderful learning experience for all of us. Exposing young children to college this way will make a very positive impression on them.”

Jennifer Reed
Office of Communications
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