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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. Join our team!

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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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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

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

A Celebration of Service – IMS Awards Staff and Volunteers

Educating Philadelphia’s youngest citizens is incredibly rewarding, but it’s a big job. It …

Independence Mission Schools Names New President

Independence Mission Schools (IMS), a Philadelphia-based non-profit that provides transformative…

IMS Students Are Stars at Gala to Support Catholic Education

Independence Mission Schools was thrilled to be part of last week’s gala honoring and supporting…