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Community Letter: January 2022

Updated: School Health and Safety Plan

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. 

Get round-the-clock access to your child’s academic information, important school events and more through our intuitive Alma portal. Alma puts it all at your fingertips. Log in now.


Important: All Drivers Must Read!

Dear Drivers, I am reaching out to remind you of ICS’ procedures for daily drop-off and pick-up. ICS is located on a busy thoroughfare, the procedures outlined below have been put in place to ensure the safety of your child(ren) and our staff....

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December dates and reminders!

Hi ICS families, Upcoming dates to mark your calendar: December Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm Please visit the Board of Trustees at 5:30pm on the day of the meeting to access login information. Dress Down Day: Friday,...

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Upcoming Dates to Remember!

Hi ICS families, Tomorrow, Friday, November 19th is a dress down day for all students because it's the last Friday of November (November 23rd is NOT a dress down day). Students may dress down as they normally would on a dress down day, though they...

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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