School News and Events

An Important Message from Our President

June 2, 2020

To the Community of Independence Mission Schools,

It is impossible to find words adequate enough for expressing our thoughts and feelings about the events taking place in our city and across our country. Nonetheless, it is our solemn duty as …

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IMS May Distance Learning Update

May 28, 2020

Here’s a sneak peak of the latest IMS newsletter which contains updates on our Distance Learning program and more. Read the full newsletter update here!

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Distance Learning Update

April 7, 2020

Here’s a sneak peak of the latest IMS newsletter which contains updates on our network-wide Distance Learning program and more. Read the full newsletter update here!

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IMS Quarterly Newsletter: Winter 2019

December 28, 2019

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that you are enjoying time spent with your loved ones!

Christmas is always a special time. At Independence Mission Schools, our students spent Advent preparing their hearts to celebrate the birth …

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IMS Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2019

October 4, 2019

Welcome to the start of a new school year!

I want to extend a special welcome to our new families – we are so happy to have you as part of the IMS family. By this time, I hope that …

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OMSSI Students Receive Scholarships from the St. Thomas More Alumni Association

February 27, 2019

St. Thomas More High School might have closed their doors in 1975, but the St. Thomas More Alumni Association (STMAA) is still going strong. Since 1980, the Alumni Association has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships, which goes a …

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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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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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