slide-1 slide-1 slide-1 slide-1

End of Year Giving

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

Donate Today!
slide-1 slide-1 slide-1 slide-1

Redirect Your Tax Dollars

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

Find Out More
slide-1 slide-1 slide-1 slide-1

Beacons of Hope

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

Read More
slide-1 slide-1 slide-1 slide-1

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.

Students Get Big Lift

For many of the nearly 300 students enrolled at Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius School, the day …

Government Failing Kids on Scholarships

Five months overdue, the impasse over the state budget has caused tremendous hardship for many …

Star Studded Party Reveals Dancers for Spring Gala Competition

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) unveiled the ten Philadelphia celebrities and professional…