Feb. 19, 2019        e-Newsletter

Save the Date!


Grab your hats and your bow ties because Independence is going to the Derby! You won't want to miss this year's Auction & Gala - open bar, dinner, bourbon tasting, silent auction, dancing and fun - all to benefit our students! Formal invitations with information on purchasing tickets will be mailed soon.



Admission Information Sessions

The Admission Office is hosting a series of Information Sessions for parents interested in learning about our program. The next one, focusing on Lower School (ECI-grade 4), will take place next Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 a.m. Please help us spread the word. Registration can be found here.


Re-enrollment contracts due March 1

Re-enrollment contracts for the 2019-20 school year can be found in your My BackPack account and are due back, along with deposits, by next Friday, March 1. Please email Donna Sentman, Admission Manager, with any questions. Thank you!


CWIL™ Parent Coffee

Language & Learning:

The Impact of Experiences on the Brain's Development

Tuesday, March 5 at 8:15 a.m. | Founders' Library

  • How do children learn to speak and read?
  • How does your brain help you understand and use language?
  • How does your child's brain change as they develop and grow?
  • Learn about opportunities to get involved with research at University of Delaware!

Presented by University of Delaware Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science and Mrs. Illene Courtright, Speech & Language Pathologist


Open to the Public!


For more on the Center for Wellness, Innovation & Learning, please click here.



2/25 - Seventh-grade field trip to National Constitution Center in Philadelphia


2/25-2/26 - Eighth-grade trip to UD STAR Campus


2/26 - ECII field trip to Delaware Museum of Natural History


2/28 - SGA Volunteer Night at Food Bank of Delaware (Newark branch) from 6-8 p.m.


3/5 - CWIL™ Parent Coffee: "Language & Learning -
The Impact of Experiences on the Brain's Development," presented by University of Delaware Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science and Mrs. Illene Courtright, Speech & Language Pathologist, at 8:15 a.m. - open to the public (Founders' Library)


Click here for the 2018-19 calendar at a glance.

Click here for the full 2018-19 school calendar.



Do you know an outstanding Indy alum who is doing amazing things? If so, we are looking for 2019 nominations for our two alumni awards, Outstanding Alumni and Rising Star Alumni. You can submit yours by clicking here.


Award recipients will be determined in early April and presented at our annual Founders' Day assembly, scheduled for Thursday, April 18.


Additionally, if you have your own alumni news submission, please fill out the form on our Alumni page or email Tanya Godsey, Alumni Relations Coordinator. Thank you!


Registration is now available for 2019 Summer at Independence!


Please visit www.SummerAtIndependence.org to browse our diverse variety of camp options in one of three easy ways:

  • By category
  • By grade level
  • By week

You will also find a helpful FAQ, and you can thumb through galleries from every week of camp last year to relive the excitement and memories or simply see all the fun your child can have this year. Don't delay on planning your child's 2019 Summer at Independence!

The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road | Newark, DE 19711

302-239-0330 | welcome@tisde.org

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