Independence Charter School
1600 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 215.238.8000

Fax: 215.238.1998

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Planning Your Visit

Independence Charter School (ICS) is located in Center City Philadelphia near the border of South Philadelphia and just a few blocks from historic Rittenhouse Square.

ICS does not have a visitor parking lot. If you are visiting on a school day you will have to find parking in the vicinity, which can be a challenge. You may find metered parking on South Street one block south of our school. If you find non-metered street parking farther south, be sure to check the signs carefully to ensure you are in a legal parking space. Another option is to park in a lot or garage. The nearest parking lot is located at 15th & South Street.

We highly recommend the use of public transportation! There are also bike racks in front of and behind the school. The main entrance to the school is on Lombard Street.

Public Transportation

  • By train: Take any SEPTA Regional Rail line to Suburban Station, or take PATCO to the 15th/16th Street Station. After exiting your train, walk to 16th, then head south until you reach Lombard.
  • By bus: Route 2 travels north on 16th and south on 17th. Exit the bus at the Lombard stop. Route 40 travels west on Lombard and east on South. Exit at 16th.
  • By subway: Take the Broad Street line to the Lombard/South stop. Walk west on Lombard two blocks to 16th.