School News and Events

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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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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