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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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