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, 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

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 2023 High School Selections

Archdiocesan Schools

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

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Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2024 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.”

IMS Parent