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Dancing for Our Future Stars

Don't miss the excitement! The IMS gala Dancing for Our Future Stars is March 5th. Visit the website to read about the stars and cast your vote today!

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Beacons of Hope

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

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Why Give?

Your support helps children in need get a life-changing education.

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Redirect Your Tax Dollars

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

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Thank You

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

Meet Our Partners

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.

Help us help them transform their lives and communities.

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.

Catholic Schools Week Festivities Center Around Character

All 15 Independence Mission Schools are bustling with excitement as they celebrate the tremendous…

Our Mission in Action

Taking to heart the notion that the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is not a day “off” but a day…

It Takes a Network

Building a new model for Catholic education in our region is a team effort. For the Independence Mission…