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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. 


La traducción al español está después del texto en inglés   Dear Families, After much consideration and review of the available data, we are planning to open for in-person learning four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) for all...

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Family Reopening Update 01/08

La traducción al español está después del texto en inglés Dear Families, At this time, ICS will continue its 100% remote learning program for all students until at least February 22nd. As you may be aware, the positivity rate for COVID-19 in...

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Family Reopening Update 11/20

La traducción al español está después del texto en inglés Dear Families, During the November 18, 2020 Board meeting, I shared a tentative plan for in-person learning in January 2021. As you know, the situation is fluid and the data regarding...

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ICS offers breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program. Lintons Managed Services is our meal vendor.

You can visit their online menus for detailed nutritional info.

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1600 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146