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This school will serve grades K-7 in 2020-21 and grades K-8 in 2021-22.

Independence Charter School - West (ICS West)

PHONE: (215) 724-5600 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT: 774

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Sean Gallagher

  • Phone Number

    (215) 724-5600

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (52, G), Trolley (13)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

    After Care

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Independence Charter School West (ICS West), a dual-language school where students learn both English and Spanish, will serve a highly diverse student population in kindergarten through grade 8 and will provide high-quality learning experiences that promote academic excellence, global responsibility, and second-language acquisition for all students.

Points Of Pride

ICS West will create a positive learning environment in which all students possess higher-order thinking skills, are fully engaged in daily instruction, make authentic connections to the work around them, and use technology as a bridge to the future. This is the imperative for today's learners, and a charge that ICS West takes very seriously.

Admissions Policy

Open to all students who live in Philadelphia. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The school’s enrollment policy gives priority to the following groups in this order: Sibling attending, Parent is staff member, Lives in Sayre, Bartram, or Overbrook catchment areas, Lives in Philadelphia, Out-of-district PA resident

Accreditations and Honors

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thur7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

Visitor's entrance is located on 56th Street.