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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 are open for in-person learning 5 days/week for the 2021/22 school year!
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.

What Our New Strategic Plan Means for IMS Families, Staff, and Donors

If you have a child enrolled at one of our 14 schools, you probably want to know if instruction will be changing in the years ahead.

If you are employed in a school or the network office, you probably want to know whether changes…

IMS Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions

Please join us in congratulating all of our 2020-21 IMS Award winners! The winners were chosen for outstanding contributions to their school communities and their impact on students. The IMS Awards, given at the end…

IMS Schools Return to In-person Learning with Proven Health and Safety Protocols in Place

Since welcoming back all of our students for five-day, in-person learning, our classrooms are once again the vibrant environments in which education flourishes. After-care for students is again open where offered.…