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NEW POST AVAILABLE AUG. 21:

THE UNEXPECTED AND INVALUABLE BENEFITS OF SERVICE TRAVEL

BY MRS. JESSIE COPELAND,
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

News + Events

The Unexpected and Invaluable Benefits of Service Travel

Going to Costa Rica was one of those experiences that I always had on my bucket list, but never expected to check off. Even while we waited in the airport in the early morning hours to board the plane, part of my mind was still wondering, “Is this really happening?” But there I was, taking off from Philadelphia with 22 middle school girls and three other phenomenal Independence teachers, about to embark on an amazing journey.

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Ready…Set…Go!

The start of each new school year brings with it a variety of emotions for parents and students alike. With excitement and anticipation often come questions and concerns. These guidelines should prove helpful to get both you and your children off to a great start this September.

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Preventing the Summer Slide

Almost nothing beats that euphoric feeling that children, parents, (and dare I say, some teachers) feel when those first glorious days of summer begin! It is a time of universal happiness and playfulness. As one day gradually unfolds into the next, tensions and stress seem to melt away like the ice cream seeping down the side of a waffle cone!

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I Think My Child Might Have a Learning Difference… Now What?

At one time or another, many parents question whether or not their child may have a learning difference. In reality, all children learn differently, which essentially means that all children have learning differences. However, for many young students (anywhere from 4-10% of school children depending on the study), these differences may be significant enough to have an impact on their school experiences.

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Faculty members trained in Project-Based Learning

900

Seats in our state-of-the-art Gore Auditorium

1,299

Community service hours completed by grades 6-8 last school year

Compared to other independent schools, 88.5% of our Class of 2016 scored above average on the ERB Writing Assessment Program.

1978

Founded on one floor in a small shopping center

90

Acres on our beautiful, expansive campus

14

Performing arts groups offered throughout grades 1-8

With a focus on learning to learn, our unique LeApps curriculum in grades 1-8 builds confident, organized and independent students.

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All 2017 graduates admitted to one of their top high school choices

$800,000

Scholarship awards for the members of the Class of 2016 over their high school careers

70

Consecutive-match unbeaten streak for the Patriot tennis team, dating back to April 2011

TEDxYouth @IndependenceSchool, which premiered in 2016, shares ideas worth spreading with middle schoolers.