At a Glance
Our mission is to inspire learning—both spiritually and academically—in order to develop the whole child.
Our vision is to inspire dreamers to excellence and enlightenment through a holistic and Christ-centered approach to learning.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Our mission is to inspire learning—both spiritually and academically—in order to develop the whole child. For this reason, our teachers are specifically chosen because of their dedication to meeting the developmental and educational needs of each child. We care for children by giving them skills that will last them a lifetime.
We exist to develop an educational system of learning that transforms the lives of children, families, and communities to strengthen their academic, social and emotional success. We commit to offering a high-quality, easily accessible early childhood education. We understand that each child is unique. Our curriculum is designed to discover and foster the gifts that God blessed our students with. Your child will be appreciated and his/her talents celebrated.
We believe that “Having a dream breathes life into a person.” The University of Dreams at IBOC school system starts developing scholars from six weeks old through second grade. The Leadership and Arts Academy is our elementary division for first through fourth grades. The Mary L. Rush Children’s college accepts students six weeks through five years old.
Quick Facts About the University of Dreams
Founder: Pastor Rickie G. Rush
Director of Education, IBOC & U of Dreams: Sis Sherrye Vaden
Director of Children’s College: Sis. Shunta Hunter
Administrator: Deacon David Bowens
Board Members: Deacon D. Bowens, Sis. C. Plair, Sis. K. Case, Sis. G. Douglas, Judge E. Frizell, Sis. V. Orr, Sis. G. Bonner, Sis. M. Montgomery, Sis. T. Fletcher, Sis. E. Broussard, Deacon C. Robinson
Advisory Council: Deacon R. Qualls, Jr. Sis. L. Williams, Sis. N. Cox
Our U of Dreams at IBOC is comprised of board members from varying industries who support the school system in staying focused on spiritual, academic and financial excellence.
Mascot: Mighty Eagle
Colors: Royal Blue, Gold and Gray
Tagline: Having a dream breathes life into a person
Focus: Faith, Leadership, Etiquette, Character Development & Service
Grades Served: Infants to 4th Grade
Total Student Enrollment: Mary L. Rush Children’s College: 150 , Leadership and Arts Academy: 50
Number of Teachers: 22
Number of Teacher Assistants: 4
Student Ethnicity Breakdown:
Students Per Teacher Ratio
Infant 1 - 4:1
Infant 2 - 5:1
Toddlers - 9:1
2 year olds - 11:1
3 year olds - 12:1
4 year olds - 15:1
Kindergarten - 15:1
1st through 4th Grade - 15:1