Our School

Immaculate Conception School

Immaculate Conception School is one of eight Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Prince George. The school is classified by the B.C. Government as a Group I Independent School which means that all teachers are certified and all the Ministry required learning outcomes are being met. We are a member of the Federation of Independent Schools.  Administration of school operations is supported by the School Council.

School Council 2023-2024

  • Carolynne Burkholder-James, Chair
  • Freddy Padilla-Baca, Treasurer
  • Nicole St. Peter, Secretary
  • Mikolaj Piekarski, Maintenance
  • Jerry Joseph, Volunteer/PSG
  • Matt Daigle
  • Father John Garden
  • Tonya Kruger, Staff Representative

Immaculate Conception School is located on the west side of the city of Prince George in the Westgate Subdivision. The school sits on twelve acres of fenced land. The school is also attached to the parish church. This area is the fastest growing area of the city with further growth expected in the coming years.

Our Vision

Students will be supported and nurtured in all aspects of their education and development through the collaborative efforts of parents, Pastor, staff, and parishioners of the Immaculate Conception faith community.

In 2017 Immaculate Conception School developed a five-year Vision Document which outlines our growth into an exciting future:



Immaculate Conception is a Group 1 Independent School. We follow all Ministry guidelines pertaining to the Independent Schools Act. We teach the B.C. Curriculum as mandated by the Ministry of Education. Every six years we have a Ministry evaluation, which reviews every aspect of the school. The level of funding received from the Ministry depends on our meeting and exceeding the basic curriculum and other physical plant and safety requirements. Please click here to read about the Ministry Outcomes.  Our most recent evaluation took place in October 2014.  Click here for the report commendations.

Immaculate Conception School - A Brief History

Immaculate Conception School opened in September of 1981 by Bishop Fergus O'Grady, OMI (RIP). The project of Fr. Nicholas Forde, OMI (RIP).
We have many children in school today whose grandparents were directly involved in the actual building of the school.

When the school opened in 1981, it was staffed by the Sisters of Mercy from Callan, Ireland and by Frontier Apostles, men and women who offered their professional skills on a volunteer basis. The Domano Sisters of Mary Immaculate, founded by Bishop O'Grady in 1979, also staffed the school. The school is now entirely staffed by dedicated lay professionals.

We owe a debt of gratitude to all who have gone before and helped establish such a fine Catholic school. 


Letter from Bishop Jensen