Strong Minds. Loving Hearts.

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IMS is a nonprofit network of 14 independent Catholic schools serving 4,000 students in grades Pre-K to 8 from families of all faiths in and near Philadelphia.

With a rigorous curriculum and high expectations, our schools challenge students to develop strong minds.

Guided by our Catholic values, we nurture the development of moral character, respectful behavior, and loving hearts.

With support from generous donors, IMS provides financial aid to every family, making our schools affordable for all.

Last year, 244 graduates enrolled at a Catholic high school, 88 at a district or charter school, 12 at a private school.

IMS sends graduates to

high-performing high schools

IMS has implemented

data-driven instruction

at all schools

IMS has spent

over $8M

to improve school facilities

IMS has adopted


math and ELA curriculums

IMS has raised

over $87M

to subsidize tuition for families

The Future is Bright

IMS Class of 2022 High School Selections

Archdiocesan Schools

Special Admit/Magnet Schools

Catholic Independent Schools

Charter Schools

District Schools in PHL/DE/NJ/Other

Non-Catholic Independent Schools

PHL/PA/DE/NJ Cyber Schools

Non-Catholic Boarding Schools

News from Our Network

A Message from Our Board of Directors

A Message from Our Board of Directors

Independence Mission Schools (“IMS”) today announced that the nonprofit organization’s president, Bruce Robinson, will step down as President at the end of the school year in June 2023. Moving...

A Message from Our Board of Directors

Letter from Our President & CEO

Dear IMS Families and Friends, With the school year in full swing, our students have settled into their daily routine and the sounds of their learning and laughter fill our 14 schools with joy. As...

“The thing that makes IMS so special for my family is that they make you feel special. They stop at nothing to make sure your child succeeds. So to me it’s a no-brainer.”

IMS Parent