A 2009 survey by Booktrust revealed that 25% of parents had never sung a nursery rhyme to their child, 20% of young parents (under 24) believed that nursery rhymes were not educational, and 33% of young parents said they did not sing nursery rhymes because they were too old-fashioned.
There is no comparison. Our proven writing curriculum produces exceptional writers and effective communicators.
Our research-based CWIL™ supports the whole child and provides valuable resources for parents.
Faculty trained in engineering lead an authentic and engaging STEM curriculum.
Partnerships beyond our campus bring enriched opportunities for local and global learning experiences.
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
Season 2 featured 12 episodes produced by members of the Class of 2019.
On May 22, Independence hosted its first-ever First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, inviting our local heroes to the school as a special thank you for their service to our community.
Few traditions at Independence carry as much significance as the eighth-grade Boston trip each spring.
The event featured more than 2,000 participants from across the country.
Over 90% of school’s 8th graders scored at “Above Average” level on national writing assessment.