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School Re-Opening

Our latest information for operating throughout this COVID-19 crisis can be found here.

Latest COVID-19 Information
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We Are Hiring!

Help reimagine urban Catholic education. We have a variery of job openings across our network of 15 schools. Apply now for the 2021-2022 school year!

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Sponsor-a-Student

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

Be a Change Maker
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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.

Meet Our Partners
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Now Enrolling

We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Income-based financial aid is available.

Secure Your Seat
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School Re-Opening

Our latest information for operating throughout this COVID-19 crisis can be found here.

Latest COVID-19 Information

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.

IMS Schools Open – Safely – for In-Person Learning!

We are happy to report that all 15 of our schools are offering some variation of in-person learning,…

IMS Winter Newletter

Our Winter newsletter is here! See all the great things happening in our network of 15 Independence…

An Important Message From Our CEO

Dear IMS Community,

It is with a saddened heart that I write to you today, as we, as a community and as …