Our Mission

Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn in a college preparatory environment and grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

As part of the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) network of 15 Catholic schools, The DePaul Catholic School is living out the IMS mission by carrying out the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul – we are empowering students to become life-long learners, leaders, and servants who build the Kingdom of God.

This unique network of former parish elementary schools serves nearly 5,000 low income Philadelphia children of all faiths. Our network combines the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to provide high-quality education to underserved students with unique learning needs.

Our Values

Faith: We believe in God.

Honor: We do the right thing.

Initiative: We get things started.

Perseverance: We never give up.

Community: We work together.