Letter from School Leadership

V + J

Dear friends, 

Welcome to Immaculate Heart of Mary School. We are thrilled that you have stopped by our website to learn more about us. It is always a great joy for us to share our school with you.

Since 1951, IHM school has been providing an excellent Catholic education for the children in our parish and beyond. We have a long, proud history here in Towson and the greater Baltimore area. We believe that our school is truly the heart of our community and neighborhood. 

We were established by the archdiocese and staffed by the Sisters of Mercy who brought their unique spirituality to our school. The Sisters integrate a life of action and contemplation that allows God’s mercy to be present in the lives of all his people. Under their leadership and the dedication of many lay faculty and staff, our school grew rapidly and we formed many generations of devoted Catholics and dedicated citizens who have impacted our society in lasting, positive ways. Although the Sisters of Mercy are no longer at IHM, their legacy continues on. 

Today our school educates young people from PreK3 to 8th grade.  Our mission remains the same:  to provide an excellent Catholic education for our children so that they can become the person God created them to be. In the words of St. Francis de Sales, “Be who you are and be that well to give honor to the Master Craftsman whose handiwork you are.”

As a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we follow the archdiocesan curriculum as we partner with our school families to meet the needs of their children. We support the mission of our IHM parish and work together in doing the work of Christ here in Towson. We are dedicated to promoting academic excellence and personal growth for each of our students by focusing on educating the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally. 

If you are not already part of our school community, we invite you to join us. We invite everyone to get to know us. We are proud of the rich past of IHM, dedicated to excellence in the present, and excited for the future of this amazing school community. 

May God continue to bless the work he has begun in us,

Sr. Susan Louise Eder, OSFS


“We should see our neighbor in God and God in our neighbor, with all his virtues and gifts.  Our founder St. Francis de Sales taught in this way and loved in this manner.”  Blessed Louis Brisson, founder of the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales

“It is a great happiness to forget oneself in order to make God known, loved and served.”  Saint Léonie Aviat, foundress of the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales

“It is love that gives value to all our labors; it is not by the greatness or the multiplicity of our works that we please God but by the love with which we do them.”    Saint Francis de Sales