We are reimagining
urban Catholic Education.

Join Us.

Independence Mission Schools help underserved students of all faiths living throughout Philadelphia. Our inspiring new network of 14 schools blends the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to meet the unique learning needs of students from low-income communities. 

Take the Next Step

Visit our careers portal to view open positions, complete your online application, and upload your credentials.

What we offer.


Supportive school communities in a traditional Catholic education environment.

Ongoing professional development that is
uniquely suited for urban education.

An extensive network of professional learning communities across our 14 schools.

Benefits packages for full-time and part-time staff. 

See the complete package here.


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but know someone who would be a great fit?

What makes working in an IMS school different?


Bringing your values to work.

We recognize your deeply held values bring you to education and helping low-income students. As an IMS educator, you will help children of all faiths learn Gospel truths, taught from a Catholic perspective, that will help them succeed both in the classroom and the real world.

Teaching for good.

Education transforms lives, providing opportunities for young minds that otherwise might be left behind. Our Catholic identity is the driving force behind a growth mindset for each and every child. Our goal is to level the playing field for low-income students providing a rich academic experience that prepares them for high school, college and beyond.


Networking for growth.

As an IMS teacher, you are part of a network of 14 schools that offers opportunities through innovative partnerships that you won't see at a stand-alone school. Add that to the ability to chart a path that focuses on instructional mastery or progresses towards administration and you get a work environment that helps you focus on a career, not just a job.

What is it like being an IMS teacher?

Watch Zara's story.

Growth Mindset

Our innovative partnerships with leaders in urban education provide IMS educators with ongoing professional development and support to keep you on top of your game.