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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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Upcoming Dates to Remember!

Hi ICS families, Tomorrow, Friday, November 19th is a dress down day for all students because it's the last Friday of November (November 23rd is NOT a dress down day). Students may dress down as they normally would on a dress down day, though they...

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PTA Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair 11/27 - 12/3  Back in person this year! Set up and Family Shopping days: Saturday 11/27 and Sunday 11/28 Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/ICSBookFair2021 The fair will be 100% volunteer run this year. If we don't get enough...

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Annual Homelessness Awareness Drive

Dear ICS Families, Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual event that we hold in Pennsylvania in conjunction with the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Campaign. As people are coming together across the country to draw attention to the...

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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




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1600 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146