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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 2020-2021 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

Of the nearly 5,000 students we serve, 70% are eligible for a free or reduced lunch and 80% live in families making less than $50,000/yr.

Meeting The Need

98% of IMS students are eligible for financial aid.

All For One

Our school communities are incredibly diverse — 75% are non-Catholic, 71% of our students are African-American, 16% are Latino, 8% are Asian and 5% are Caucasian.

Now Trending

Enrollment is up 14% from our starting point in 2012.

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