Media Info

Independence Mission Schools is one of the most inspiring stories in Philadelphia education.

A story like no other.

Taking on 15 struggling businesses for a turnaround venture is not generally a recipe for success. But after five years of dedication from enthusiastic supporters and partners across the Philadelphia region, Independence Mission Schools has built a successful model for urban Catholic education that now educates 4,800 low-income children of all faiths.

IMS is making a lasting impact in Philadelphia by transforming the education landscape for struggling families. Philadelphia has a strong legacy of Catholic education, and IMS is doing vital work to keep that resource alive for the next generation. Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of Communications at 610-200-5100 x105.

Recent Releases


Press Kit

Our Press Kit provides the story of IMS and its ongoing mission in Philadelphia Catholic education.

Annual Report

Published each sprint, our Annual Report contains the most up-to-date financial information and facts about the network.


Fast Facts

Quick facts on IMS and our network of schools.


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