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Independence Charter School (ICS)

PHONE: (215) 238-8000 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: K-8 ENROLLMENT: 818

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Tanya Ruley-Mayo, CEO | Kristen Long, Principal

  • Phone Number

    (215) 238-8000

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Graduate Hospital

  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (Lombard-South), Bus (2, 40), RR (Suburban Station)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

    2022-01-24

  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

  • Graduation Rate

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Mission

Our Vision

 

Independence Charter School will foster equity and excellence in learning by embracing global citizenship, bilingual education, rigorous academics, and creative expression through the arts.

 

Our Values

 

Community. We honor and celebrate the fullness of our individual and collective humanity.

 

Courage. We accept the challenge and joy of standing for who we are and for everyone's right to be themselves.

 

Growth. We take risks and do difficult things every day because learning strengthens our relationships to ourselves, each other, and the world. Learning is worth the effort.

 

Equity. We create a just learning environment that provides all learners with what they need to feel and be healthy, safe, and affirmed. All learners deserve academic opportunities that meet their needs.

Points Of Pride

Global citizenship education and Spanish immersion program; rigorous academic standards; graduates attend competitive high schools; dedicated, progressive, creative staff; high expectations for family engagement

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, Sibling offered seat (only for twins/multiples in K), Parent is staff member, Lives in Philadelphia, Out-of-district PA resident

Accreditations and Honors

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools since 2011 (re-accredited in 2018)

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues7:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed7:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Thur7:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri7:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

Main entrance is at the corner of 16th & Lombard Streets.