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COVID-19 2021-2022 Dashboard

January 2022 COVID-19 Testing & Exposure Protocols 

Remote Option for Extended COVID Absences

Community Letter: January 2022

Updated: School Health and Safety Plan

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 Tomorrow!

Dear ICS families, Thursday, October 28th, the whole school will have their individual photos taken by Lifetouch. There will be 4 photographers safely spaced out in our new gym to accommodate picture day for kinders through 8th grade...and teachers...

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Septa Update

La traducción al español está después del texto en inglés Dear ICS Families, This message is to inform you that Local 234 voted to authorize a SEPTA strike. If an agreement cannot be made by October 31, 2021 a strike could begin on Monday, November...

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Important Dates and Reminders!

Upcoming Events:  Vaccine Clinic Friday, October 22nd ICS Picture Day Thursday, October 28th Dress Down Day Friday, October 29th Vaccine Clinic ICS is partnering with Walgreens to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for all students ages 12 and up,...

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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