School News and Events

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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8th Grade Scholarship Winner

November 10, 2017

Great news! Congratulations to Kaylah McGuffie, 8th grader at Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius for winning one of the Connelly Neumann High School Scholarships! This is a full four year scholarship to one of the Archdiocesan Faith in the …

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An Important Back-to-School Message From Our President

August 23, 2017

Dear IMS community,

With so much turmoil happening in our world and in our country, it is troublesome to have to live and grow up in a place where so much hatred exists. However, it is good to remember our …

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Three OMS/SI Alumni Selected as Maguire Foundation High School Scholars

February 1, 2017

Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius is  extremely proud  to announce three of our alumni- Tyriq Jones- Garland (St. Josephs Preparatory School), Nadir Morton-Andrews (West Catholic Preparatory High School), and Richard Tunstall (West Catholic Preparatory High School) have been selected …

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Celebrate Christmas with OMS/SI!

December 22, 2016

We have had so much to do at Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius over the past month. Our Students kicked off the Christmas Season with a trip to Longwood Gardens! Lucky for us, twenty 5th-8th graders got …

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OMS/SI Takes Home a Trophy!

November 10, 2016

dsc_0507At the first annual Independence Mission Schools Academic Challenge competition Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius Students won 3rd place in the History category!

The Academic Challenge was made up of four subjects: Writing, Science, History and Math. In the …

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Two OMS/SI Students Selected for the Katherine Drexel Program

September 22, 2016

Two of our best and brightest 7th grade girls, Iyannah and Kaylah were accepted into the Katherine Drexel Program at Merion Mercy Academy for the 2016-2017 school year!  The program begins Saturday October 1st and runs through May. A full …

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A Great Community Partnership

August 29, 2016

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Thanks to Saint Joseph’s University (SJU), and their Philadelphia Service Immersion Program, we were blessed to have an eager group of college freshman helping us throughout the past week. Their hard work …

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Save the NEW Date!

August 19, 2016

Our 6th annual Believing in Achieving event will be held on Thursday, October 27th 2016 at Overbrook Golf Club. Come join us for a great night and a good cause!

If you have any questions please reach out to development …

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Summer Nights at the Mann Music Center!

July 21, 2016

Thanks to an amazing partnership with the Mann Music Center Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius rising 6th grader, Myriah and her mom, enjoyed the night at the Mann Music center soaking in the sights and sounds of “Firebird Reimagined!”…

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