About Our School

Immaculate Heart of Mary welcomes you and invites you to learn more about our school and program!


Immaculate Heart of Mary School provides an exceptional academic experience grounded in making God known, loved and served.

Achieving IHM’s Mission:

At Immaculate Heart of Mary School we “R” respectful, responsible and reverent, grounded in a Christ-centered Catholic community that is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and dedicated to providing a safe environment that fosters students’ emotional and spiritual well-being..


Immaculate Heart of Mary School (IHM) was founded in 1948 by an inspired and motivated group of parishioners, led by Father Edwin Sahm, who gathered resources to build a parish school for neighborhood Catholic families. Today, the IHM student body represents several surrounding neighborhoods. IHM is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, and dedicated to providing the best possible education for our students through the development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills essential for life-long learning. As a community grounded in Catholic faith, IHM strives to inspire in its students a global sense of understanding and compassion for others and the courage to act on their beliefs.

Commitment to Diversity

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

IHM welcomes students of all faiths, nationalities and races and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color or national and ethnic origin in educational, athletic or other school-administered programs. We pride ourselves on fostering a Christ-centered, family atmosphere, teaching our students to be good stewards of the Catholic faith. We are welcoming of others from all walks of life, race and color.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Immaculate Heart of Mary School, what we offer and who we are. For more than 70 years, we have been dedicated to providing academic excellence rooted in faith and we look forward to welcoming families throughout the city of Indianapolis for decades to come.

Meet our Administration

Pastor Fr. Bob Sims

Fr. Bob has been Pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary School for 11 years. Prior to joining the IHM family, Fr. Bob worked as Pastor at St. Simon in Geist, IN and St. Paul’s in Bloomington, IN.

When asked, what do you like most about Immaculate Heart of Mary, he responded:

“I love the IHM community. All are welcoming, gracious and kind to me as well as everyone they meet.”


Principal Mrs. Ronda Swartz

Mrs. Swartz has been a part of the IHM school family since 2008.  In 2008, she served as the Assistant Principal and now for the past seven years, as Principal.  Before coming to Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mrs. Swartz was a public school teacher.  She has several decades of education under her belt and feels very blessed she has been called to the ministry of Catholic education.  She blesses our community with her strong and visionary leadership and also her love and care for the students.

When asked, what do you like most about Immaculate Heart of Mary School she responded:

  • “The families. The students who I am blessed to watch learn and grow from small children into such wonderful young men and women, and the parents, who trust in me and the IHM staff to partner with them and help nurture their children so that they can reach their highest potential. You cannot find a better community or parents, students and staff anywhere in this city, I truly do believe that.”

We hope to see you soon! Go Warriors!