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Sponsor-a-Student

Your help makes it possible for students to receive a life-changing Catholic education.

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Help Reimagine Urban Catholic Education.

We are seeking innovative Pre-K to 8 educators with a passion for helping urban students. Apply to teach for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 school year!

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Perform a Modern Day Miracle

You or your business can turn your tax dollars into scholarships for low-income students through the Pennsylvania state tax credit program.

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Beacons of Hope

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

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Thank You

We work with innovative programs to help us build our new model for urban Catholic education.

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Now Enrolling

We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Income-based financial aid is available.

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Transforming Young Lives & Communities

Independence Mission Schools is a non-profit network of 15 independent Catholic schools providing a transformative education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia. 

Help us help them transform their lives and communities.

Who We Serve

36% of the students live below the poverty level, and 80% 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 — 80% are non-Catholic, 76% of our students are African-American, 11% are Latino, 7% are Asian, 5% are Caucasian and 1% are Asian Islander/American Indian

Now Trending

Enrollment is up 23% from our starting point in 2012.

Philadelphia Police Help IMS Students Make Irish Potatoes

They say everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and the kindergarten class at St. Thomas

Mayor Jim Kenney Visits IMS Students on Read Across America Day 2019

It is said that “it takes a village to raise a child”. The same can be said about educating a child.…

IMS Students Receive Scholarships from the St. Thomas More Alumni Association

St. Thomas More High School might have closed their doors in 1975, but the St. Thomas More Alumni Association