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Signature Programs

The Independence Difference

At the heart of the Independence curriculum are the Signature Programs which create an unparalleled educational experience for each student. These research-based initiatives and learning opportunities underscore and support the exceptional outcomes for our graduates. Explore the Signature Programs to learn how we deliver on our mission of inspiring learners and leaders.

Mastering STEM

The Independence faculty, trained in teaching engineering, lead an authentic and engaging STEM curriculum.

Learning Applications

At Independence, we teach our students the skills that are key to academic success. We teach them to engage deeply and explore widely.

Writing Excellence

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

Social / Emotional Learning

The Independence School places a high priority on Social / Emotional Learning. These impacts are long-lasting and extend well beyond school years.

Leadership & Character

Independence has established the mission of developing students who possess an exceptional spirit for learning, leadership, and citizenship.

Fine and Performing Arts

The academic core is absolutely vital, but so are teamwork, self-expression and self-discovery.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor learning is much more than just going outside. Indy students benefit from 90-acres of educational possibilities.


The Center for Wellness, Innovation and Learning (CWILTM) at The Independence School supports the needs of the whole child.

We are empowered by having the foundation that Independence has provided us that was built on preparation, hard work, humility and kindness, integrity and confidence.

Henry hahn '22
student government president