We want our students to learn the meaning of hard work, but even more, we want them to learn what they are really capable of achieving.
Kerri Kacmarcik,
Middle School Math Teacher


Academic excellence stands first and foremost among the characteristics of an Independence education. In collaboration with our passionate, experienced faculty, our students become inspired to think for themselves and believe in their abilities. With a mission of developing students who possess an exceptional spirit for learning, leading and citizenship, students focus on the necessary skills and qualities that will lead to achievement in future roles as students, employees, citizens and community members.

The sequential and spiraling curriculum provides a depth of knowledge across the core academic subject areas. Students remain engaged, motivated and challenged as they are placed with peers who are working at a similar level and pace in particular subject areas. Opportunities also exist for students to work above grade level.

Perhaps what sets Independence apart, however, is found beyond the course list. 

  • Students benefit from our unique LeApps curriculum, which utilizes current brain research to help them understand how learning actually happens. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiences are presented at each grade level, with a particular emphasis on engineering integrated within each subject.
  • With 90-acres of streams, ponds, woods and fields, and a brand-new Outdoor Classroom, learning outdoors at Independence is a growing and valued aspect of the Independence student experience.
  • Character development, leadership education and public speaking are also essential aspects of the Independence experience, along with intentional opportunities and specific curriculum to teach and model our core values of respect, responsibility and integrity.
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