Outcomes & Stories
HERE'S JUST SOME OF OUR STUDENT OUTCOMES...
- Admission to a top-choice high school.
- Effectively transitioning to a new environment.
- Rising above peers in academic and extracurricular pursuits.
- Assuming leadership positions in all areas of school life.
- Enrolling in a competitive college or university.
- Excelling in school, career and life!
"I’m so grateful for the foundation that Independence built for me. The teaching, coaching, mentoring, friendships, and challenges that I received there set me on a high trajectory for the rest of my life and allowed me to achieve my highest goals."
TROY REEDER ’10
NFL LINEBACKER, los angeles rams
In annual surveys of our alumni since 2015, 97% stated their overall preparation for high school was VALUABLE, with 64% of those saying it was VERY VALUABLE.
81% believe they are better prepared entering high school than their peers from other schools
85% say they have learned to study effectively
93% report that they think critically as a result of their Independence foundation
98% are confident conducting research
90% believe their time at Independence had a positive impact on their character
Independence has a long-standing COMMITMENT TO WRITING EXCELLENCE and an overall UNPARALLELED LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM. The data proves we have an EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAM.
92% of the Class of 2019 scored in the Above Average range on the Educational Research Bureau (ERB) Writing Assessment Program, a direct measure of student writing achievement, 33% of them at the highest possible level.
100% of recent alumni say they write effectively because of their Independence education
94% say they are competent reading and understanding difficult material
"I had three very different children, but every interest that each child had grew here, was nurtured here and was encouraged here. Leadership is developed out of confidence, and confidence is something The Independence School builds in every child. I have three incredible kids, and I credit Independence for the souls they have, the kindness, the compassion, as well as the intellect. They learned to love to learn at Independence."
LISA RAMONE, MOTHER OF 3 INDEPENDENCE ALUMNI