School News and Events

Introducing Our 2020 Diligent Dreamers Gala Honoree

December 5, 2019


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Refer a Family, Earn a $150 Tuition Credit!

August 14, 2019

We are pleased to introduce our New Family Referral Program! IMS is now offering a $150 tuition credit (applicable to November 2019’s tuition bill) to any current IMS family that refers a new family who enrolls a child by October …

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Independence Mission Schools (IMS) Announces New President

January 7, 2019

Bruce Robinson to Begin New Role on January 7th, 2019

Independence Mission Schools (IMS), a Philadelphia-based non-profit that provides a transformative Catholic education to nearly 5,000 low-income students of all faiths, today announced the successful completion of its national search …

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A Letter from our CEO

August 22, 2017

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Sharp Dressed Boys Learn Important Life Skills

May 26, 2016

montgomery-mccracken-stmartindeporresFather Steve Thorne and the eighteen 8th Grade boys paid a visit to the law firm of Montgomery McCraken Walker & Rhoads, LLP for their annual “Tie Day.”  The boys spent the day talking about the transition to high school, …

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Unlikely Contender Sweeps the CYO Championship

April 8, 2016

By Maria Dana- Saint Martin de Porres 8th Grade Teacher 9578_1315658085114756_3449750957981192712_n

The St. Martin de Porres Saints won the Pennsylvania State CYO Boys Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 3 at the Joann Mullen Gymnasium in the Prep & Villa Events Center …

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October/November Principals Letter

November 23, 2015

As we began the new school year on the 1st, we re-opened with 482 students. Our school days are marked with great energy and enthusiasm.
We welcomed a new Art Program under the direction of Ms. Veronica Jones. Each class …

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Thank you to our Mentor

October 16, 2015

A HUGE Thank you goes out to our new class mentor Mr. Paul Beckels from The Philadelphia 76ers organization!! Thank you for taking the time out to show our kids that anything is possible. The excitement that our students showed …

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It’s Not Too Late to Enroll for 2015-16!

September 24, 2015

Independence Mission Schools, like St. Martin de Porres in North Philadelphia, deliver an affordable, values-based education, taught in the Catholic tradition, for students of all faiths from across the city. Our innovative education programs for grades Pre-K to 8 help …

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Back to School!

September 16, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!


We are proud to be in our fifth year as an independent Catholic school. We are proud to be working with YOUR child(ren)!Thank you for entrusting him/her to our care.
We are now in …

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