Independence Mission Schools

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provide a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the City of Philadelphia with the opportunity to learn in an academically rigorous environment and to grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.


The vision of the IMS network is that their students will leave the school community emotionally and spiritually formed by IMS’s Catholic example, performing at or above grade level, and enrolled in an academically rigorous high school program ready to achieve their dreams.  IMS strives to become a top-tier academic destination for all children in Philadelphia.


During their first seven years, the IMS network has built the foundation of a successful private school network, serving 4,000+ students in 14 Pre-K through 8th grade schools.  IMS’s goal is to achieve best in class academics for all the schools and students in their network and seeks a Chief Schools Officer (CSO) to lead the network to academic excellence.