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Title I Schoolwide Comprehensive Plan

COVID Testing & Exposure Protocol August 2022

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.


Picture Day!

Dear ICS families, On Thursday, October 27th,  all students will have their individual photos taken by Lifetouch. There will be 4 photographers safely spaced out in the gym to accommodate picture day for K-8th grade...and teachers & staff! If...

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Unity Day 2022!

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: October is National Bullying Prevention Month! As you know, we are teaching the Second Step program in your child’s classroom on a weekly basis. To further help our school be a safe and respectful place, we...

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PTA Fall Fest 2022

Hi families, It's that time again. ICS Fall Fest is Coming! We are in NEED of volunteers to make this a GREAT event. Please join us for the virtual kick off meeting tonight at 6pm. Please click the link below to attend tonight's session! Fall Fest...

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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