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The Future Starts Here

For the health and safety of our community, Independence Charter School will open 100% virtual on September 8, 2020. Please continue to check our website for updates.

ICS administration will remain in close contact with families with further information as it develops.

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. 

Reopening Weekly Updates

ICS will send weekly updates to families to be released between Friday and Monday of each week. The Family and Staff Feedback form will remain open and checked regularly. An FAQ document will be created and sent in the weekly newsletter that will...

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Reopening Plan 07/31

Dear ICS, Thank you for providing feedback on the plans for reopening. As you know the recommendations and state-mandated orders are ever changing and our team has wrestled with ways to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our staff,...

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Events

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Contact

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

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CONTACT US

 

      215-238-8000, ext. 2222

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

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      215-238-1998

1600 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146