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We are BACK!

We are back and we can't wait to see you!
In-person classes for fall of 2021!

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We Are Hiring!

Help reimagine urban Catholic education. We have a variety of job openings across our network of 14 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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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 back in-person and are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Income-based financial aid is available.

Secure Your Seat

Find Out How To Make Private Education Affordable

Learn how we make a top-quality, private education affordable
with three programs offering Tuition Credits up to $500 https://www.enroll-ims.org/affordims

We can’t wait to see you in-person at one of our 14 schools on September 7, 2021
Need to enroll? Click here now!

Transforming Young Lives & Communities

Independence Mission Schools is a non-profit network of 14 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.

An Important Message to Our IMS Community

Our hearts are heavy following a violent incident that took place in North Philadelphia this week,…

An Important Message to Our IMS Community

The verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial gives us opportunity to take a fresh look at the meaning…

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,…