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 Families, Staff, & 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! Thank you for your...
Independence Mission Schools has recently partnered with the legal nonprofit Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) to provide an 8-week civics education program for middle school students—St....
From St. Malachy to City Hall - How IMS Schools Are Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders https://player.vimeo.com/video/907538358?h=4e1bc97e14 We recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with St....
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.”