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New Websites Invite Everyone to Take a Fresh Look at Independence Mission Schools

High School Fairs Help Families Assess Options

At three Regional High School Fairs hosted by IMS during September, this year’s high school admissions process got a running start. Admissions representatives and students from 26 local high schools were on hand to meet with families and students in grades 5-8 during...
New Websites Invite Everyone to Take a Fresh Look at Independence Mission Schools

Students Benefit from Tax Credit Scholarships

The PA Tax Credit Scholarship Program (also known as EITC) allows individuals and companies to redirect their PA state tax liability to scholarships for students in financial need—which includes about 95% of students who attend an IMS school. Thanks to this program,...
New Websites Invite Everyone to Take a Fresh Look at Independence Mission Schools

Meet Jill Valunas, Chief of Schools

Jill Valunas has joined IMS as Chief of Schools. She will be instrumental in executing our five-year strategic plan, which aims to make IMS a leader in achieving positive educational results at a large scale. Jill is responsible for managing professional and...
New Websites Invite Everyone to Take a Fresh Look at Independence Mission Schools

Congratulations to Our 2022 IMS Award Winners

Every year, IMS recognizes the amazing people who make our work possible. These awards are the highest forms of recognition within our organization. Awardees are nominated and recognized by both their school communities and the greater IMS community. Please join us in...
Preparing Our Students for High School

Preparing Our Students for High School

IMS hired our first Director of High School Readiness this spring. Jose “Gonzo” Gonzalez, who joined IMS after 5 years as director of graduate support for Gesu School, is excited to share his experience and resources to help families of 7th and 8th graders navigate...