The Independence Difference

Writing Excellence

There is no comparison. Our proven writing curriculum produces exceptional writers and effective communicators.

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Wellness, Innovation & Learning

Our research-based CWIL™ supports the whole child and provides valuable resources for parents.

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Mastering STEM

Faculty trained in engineering lead an authentic and engaging STEM curriculum.

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Powerful Partnerships

Partnerships beyond our campus bring enriched opportunities for local and global learning experiences.

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Advancing Creativity

Creativity is nurtured, supported and celebrated - from music and art, to movie making and coding.

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Outcomes & Stories

The impressive outcomes of our students prove the value of an Independence education.

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Setting the Standard


Faculty members trained in Project-Based Learning


Field trips per year schoolwide that connect curriculum to the world


Community service hours completed by grades 6-8 during the 2018-19 school year


FIRST LEGO League and LEGO League Jr. teams


Acres on our beautiful, expansive campus with fields, streams and woods


Middle school students in a performing music group or ensemble


Scholarship money awarded to Independence's Class of 2019


Chess tournament trophies during 2018-19 school year


Consecutive-match unbeaten streak for tennis, dating back to 2011

Learning to Learn

We guide students in how to be organized, confident, independent and well-prepared.

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Learning to Lead

Inspiring students to possess the confidence to lead sits at the heart of our mission.

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Nurturing Citizenship

We reinforce and reward good citizenship and the values of respect, responsibility and integrity.

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Inside Independence

Four Students Honored with Athletic Awards

At our recent Middle School Awards Assembly, Athletic Directors, Mrs. Horsey and Mr. Motta, presented awards to the 2022 Athletes of the Year, Claudia and Tiernan. Also presented were the William Braune Athletic Scholarship Awards to Sophie and George, honoring a boy and a girl in seventh grade who demonstrate a love of sports and the encouragement of others while not seeking “star status.” 

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A Week of Adventures for 8th Grade

The 8th Grade Trip is back! Given the unpredictable COVID-19 travel policies this year, we opted out of the traditional 8th grade Boston trip and instead planned a different kind of fun-filled week of new adventures and experiences for our soon-to-be graduates. The students and chaperones made the most of the week traveling to Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and they made sure to adventure in Delaware, as well.

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The Final Concert of the Year

We have loved having live music back in our building again this year and this final concert was the cherry on top! Many of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders performed with their instruments for the very first time while our 8th graders performed on stage for the last time as an Independence student. It was a beautiful evening filled with a large assortment of pieces ending with a comedic video and the Gold Band's rendition of "My Shot" from Hamilton. Congratulations to all the musicians! 

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Arjan Singh Kahlon '18 Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Congratulations to Charter School of Wilmington Senior, Arjan Singh Kahlon '18, who was recently honored as a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Arjan is one of only 161 high school seniors nationally selected for this prestigious award from a field of more than 5000 initial Presidential Scholar candidates. Students are selected based on their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. 

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