The Future Starts Here

Independence Charter School (ICS) provides K-8 students throughout Philadelphia with a next-level, dual-language education experience. Combining exemplary instruction in STEAM academics, a dual-language instructional model and a comprehensive array of enrichment resources in the arts, business and civics, ICS prepares our students for success in the classroom, workplace, in the community and around the world.

Our Mission

Creating successful, culturally aware global citizens.

Language Programs

Dynamic, globally focused dual-language education model.

Fast Facts

Discover the benefits of a foundational education at ICS.

Prospective Families

Parents and families of ICS students are deeply involved with every aspect of their education. Our faculty enjoys a close collaborative dynamic with parents and guardians to ensure their child has everything they need to thrive in and out of the classroom.

Current Families

ICS maintains close, seamless and constant communication with our students’ families, and work them to ensure their future children have access to an education at our institution. Is your younger child ready to start their educational journey? Let’s get started.

Special Education

The mission of the ICS Learning Support Program is to motivate and educate all students. 

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ICS Family News 10/9

ICS Family News 10/9

Hello ICS families, It is officially beginning to feel like Fall! With fall weather finally here, this is a great time to make sure your children's outerwear is clearly labeled with their first and last names. When items like coats and hats get...

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ICS Family News 9/25

ICS Family News 9/25

Hello ICS families, Happy Fall! The lottery application for new students for the 2020-2021 school year is available on our website through January 27, 2020. Please share the application widely to help get the word out about ICS!  If you have a...

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ICS Family News 9/8

ICS Family News 9/8

Hello ICS families, Thank you for all your support in making the start of our 2019-2020 school year a wonderful one. Students and teachers wasted no time diving into their learning and community-building routines, and it was a joy to see! Our PTA...

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Board Meeting

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Engineering Night for Girls

3:45 pm – 6:45 pm



Chipotle Fundraiser for Take Flight

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


We’re ready to answer any questions you may have, reach out to an ICS rep now.

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1600 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146