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

IMS Board Announces Selection of New CEO

IMS Board Announces Selection of New CEO

Dear IMS Community, The Board of Independence Mission Schools (IMS) is pleased to announce the selection of Gianna D’Angelo to serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the...

IMS Mission Week is Coming!

IMS Mission Week is Coming!

Our first-ever IMS Mission Week will be held the week of March 27th-31st! This week-long virtual giving event, will bring alumni, families and friends together in support of our students.  Our...

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.”

IMS Parent