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Mission Driven

We are seeking innovative Pre-K to 8 educators with a passion for preparing urban students for success.

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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 4,800 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.

Philadelphia Mayor Applauds Work of Independence Mission Schools and Supporters

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and The Most Reverend Michael Fitzgerald, Auxillary Bishop of the …

Redirecting Your Tax Dollars to Support Catholic Education

No matter where they live, every child deserves an education that enables and inspires them to succeed.…

Manners Maketh Man

Gentleman scholars at Holy Cross Catholic School in Mt. Airy will start to wear a new winter uniform…