School News and Events

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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Co-Principal Nominated to Libris Society

Rosemary_ HaennRosemary Haenn, Co-Principal OMS/SI has been nominated to the Libris Society at her Alma Mater, Chestnut Hill College. The Libris Society recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in exemplifying the College motto of “Fides-Caritas-Scientia — Faith, Charity and Knowledge.”…

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Congratulations to Our Teachers!

photo 4Six of our teachers were nominated for the Independence Mission Schools 1st Teacher Impact Award. Fantastic! Donna Rodzewich, our 8th grade teacher, took home one of the 5 awards given out this year!

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Go Teams!

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Our Varsity Boys’ Basketball team won 3rd place in the CYO State Championship and the Girls’ JV team won 3rd place in the CYO Championship! What a great year for the teams! Thank you to our coaches for …

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Parents — Scholarship Deadline is May 15th

Through the help of generous businesses and donors, financial aid is available to OMS/SI families who qualify. Take advantage of this opportunity to help reduce tuition costs for your student. The financial aid/scholarship application deadline for current families is May …

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Enrollment for New Families and Re-Enrollment for Current Families is Now Open!

If you are looking for a safe, high-quality elementary Catholic school for your child, you should consider OMS/SI.) Enrollment is open for all families and classrooms are filling fast. Don’t delay — act now to ensure your child has a …

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Re-Enrollment Opens for Current Families January 19!

January 18, 2015

The word is out! OMS/SI enrollment is up for the second straight year. Don’t loose your student’s place in class. OMS/SI families are invited to re-enroll for the 2015-16 school year beginning January 19. This is a full two …

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