School News and Events

Refer a Family, Receive 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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Christmas Day

December 8, 2017

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A Dream Come True

April 26, 2017








For one of our first grade students, Jovani, a dream job isn’t across the country or even in the next major city. His dream job is to become a SEPTA transit policeman. Thanks …

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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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Like us on Facebook!

May 26, 2016

Curious as to what’s happening at OMS/SI lately? Make sure you like us on Facebook to get all the latest updates !!

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Christmas Came Early to OMS/SI!

December 22, 2015

FullSizeRender  FullSizeRender (1)Thanks to our partner International Raw Materials our Pre-K and Kindergarten students got to experience the joy of Christmas a little early! Students got to spend time with Santa and each were given a present. We are so thankful to …

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It’s Not too Late to Enroll Your Child for the 2015-16 School Year!

September 24, 2015

Independence Mission Schools, like OMSSI in West Philly, 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 students by providing …

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Students Meet Their Big Goals This Summer

August 14, 2015

Everyone Wins at Springboard!

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This summer students from schools all over the district flocked to Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius for the Springboard Summer Reading Program. Here students worked for five weeks, along with their parents, to improve their …

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OMS/SI Welcomes Opera North

April 15, 2015

IMG_2843The  look of amazement flashed across many faces  when Opera North  singers reached the high notes!  It’s so wonderful to introduce the students to  this dramatic art form of classical music!






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1807 Music Group Visits OMS/SI

IMG_3144 Thank you to the 1807 Music groups for this incredible hands on experience for the students! Thank you Connelly Foundation for this great opportunity!











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