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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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News

Independence Charter School Announces $9 Million Capital Expansion and Renovation

ICS is growing!

Independence Charter School (ICS), a Philadelphia K-8 public charter school offering bilingual education, will be embarking on a $9 million, 25,000 square-foot facility expansion designed to enhance ICS’ ability to serving a diverse community of learners. With this renovation, ICS will have its first gym and auditorium, a larger, light-filled cafeteria, rooftop playground and ground-level play area, four additional classrooms, and additional office and meeting space. Construction will begin following the 2018-19 school year, and is slated for completion by August 2020. 

Engineering Night for Girls

Engineering Night for Girls

Drexel Society of Women Engineers (SWE) sponsors this event, and it's our third year in a row hosting for girls, non binary students, gender noncomforming , and transgender 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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Events

DEC

4

PTA Family Potluck

5:30 pm

DEC

11

Board Meeting

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DEC

13

Report Card Conferences

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Contact

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1600 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146