About Us

Students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School enjoy a values-based, Catholic education in a nurturing, safe and friendly environment. Our dedicated faculty and staff work together with our community of parents and volunteers to promote academic excellence and ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed. We have helped our students become outstanding young people of faith, vision and intelligence for almost 70 years.

V + J Explained

Vive Jésus

Live Jesus

St. Francis de Sales, doctor of the Church and spiritual father to so many, dedicated his entire existence to being another Christ. His motto, Live Jesus, expressed his spiritual vision of putting himself aside and allowing others to encounter Jesus in him. In a time when we are told to seek self-fulfillment and do what is right for ‘me’, St. Francis de Sales guides us in the opposite way, putting Christ first, and then our neighbor. 

“O Savior of our souls we may eternally sing: Vive Jésus! I love Jesus. Live Jesus whom I love! I love Jesus, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.”

Treatise on the Love of God, book XII, chapter 13


Immaculate Heart of Mary School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement by meeting the Standards established by the Cognia Accreditation Commission.

School Board

The Immaculate Heart of Mary School Board is established by the Pastor and the Division of Catholic Schools to assist the Pastor and the Principal in the governance of the Immaculate Heart of Mary School. The purpose of the Board is to foster and nurture the intellectual, moral, cultural, and physical growth of its’ students through the efforts and dedication of the school’s staff and parents and to affirm the school’s broader mission – to proclaim Christ’s message, to foster community, to worship, and to serve others.

2023-2024 School Board

Reverend Jeff Dauses, Pastor
Sue Surine, Principal
Dolores Schiavone, Business Manager
Virginia Gallagher, Advancement Director
Diana Franz, Chair
Dana Keller, Co Secretary
Joe Jennings, Father’s Club President
Tara Miller
Dan Bindel
Ed Kirsch
Mary Beth Infussi
Michael Lentz
Kathy Ourand
Elizabeth Strauch
Kathryn Adelsberger

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Ready to explore Immaculate Heart of Mary?

Immaculate Heart of Mary School is located in Towson, Maryland. It is a private Catholic School for students in grades PreK through 8th grade. If you are interested in learning more about the admissions process for the upcoming school year we encourage you to contact us today!