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Providing Opportunity

Your business can help provide scholarships to IMS schools through the Pennsylvania state tax credit program.

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Beacons of Hope

Our schools provide high-quality Catholic education to children of all faiths.

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Mission Driven

We are looking for educators committed to faith and service in a thriving academic environment.

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Transforming Young Lives & Communities

Independence Mission Schools is a non-profit organization managing a network of 15 Catholic elementary schools across the city of Philadelphia.  These schools, formerly run by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, are beacons of hope to their communities; they provide a high-quality, cost-effective education to more than 4,700 children of all faiths from many of the City’s most under-resourced neighborhoods, delivering opportunity to these children and their families.

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Who We Serve

36% of the students live below the poverty level, and 73% live in families making less than $50,000/yr.

Meeting The Need

93% of IMS students are eligible for financial aid.

All For One

Our school communities are incredibly diverse — 64% of our students are African American, 13% are Latino, 9% are Asian, 9% are Multiracial, 5% are Caucasian.

Now Trending

Enrollment is up 22% from our starting point in 2012.

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