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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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Take Flight T-Shirt Sale! 

Greetings ICS community, We are beyond thrilled to announce the return of our Take Flight scholarship travel program! This year, seventh-grade students will travel to Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala to engage in academic and cultural exchanges and...

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Homeless Awareness Week 22-23

Dear ICS Families, Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual event that we hold in Pennsylvania in conjunction with the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Campaign. This is a great opportunity for us, as thoughtful global citizens, to...

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Arrival Reminders

Hi ICS families, Please be sure to follow these guidelines to make arrival easier for everyone! 1. Please do not step out of your car during arrival. If your child needs help in the morning, please park elsewhere and walk them over so we can keep...

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

Opening Worlds of Opportunity




      215-238-8000, ext. 2222

      215-238-8000, ext. 2228 (Spanish)

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1600 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146