Strong Minds. Loving Hearts.
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, 81% of graduates enrolled at an Archdiocesan Catholic high school, an Independent Catholic or Non-Catholic School, or a PHL Special Admit/Magnet school.
Watch our video to learn what makes IMS schools so effective.
IMS sends graduates to
high-performing high schools
IMS has implemented
at all schools
IMS has spent
to improve school facilities
IMS has adopted
math and ELA curriculums
IMS has raised
to subsidize tuition for families
The Future is Bright
IMS Class of 2023 High School Selections
Catholic Independent Schools
PHL/DE Charter Schools
District Schools in PHL/DE/NJ
PHL Special Admit/Magnet Schools
Non-Catholic Independent Schools
PHL/PA/DE/NJ Cyber-Home Schools
News from Our Network
Dear IMS Supporters, As we find ourselves in the New Year, I am grateful to have you as a valued member of the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) family. Whether you have been a steadfast supporter...
St. Malachy Catholic School students got the surprise of a lifetime when hometown hero Haason Reddick and UnitedHealthcare teamed up to bring the spirit of Giving Tuesday to North Philadelphia! In...
Students and parents from DePaul Catholic, Holy Cross, St. Raymond of Penafort, St. Frances Cabrini, St. Malachy, St. Martin de Porres, and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Schools participated in the...
Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2023 IMS Summit
“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.”