Our Mission

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provides a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn in a college preparatory environment and grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

As part of the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) network of 15 Catholic schools, Saint Martin de Porres Catholic School is living out the IMS mission by strongly embracing our Catholic Christian identity. In a Christ-centered environment we seek to educate our young, not only academically, but also spiritually, emotionally, and morally to evoke students’ potential and empower them to build their own character.