Our Mission

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provides a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn in a college preparatory environment and grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

As part of the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) network of 15 Catholic schools, St. Rose of Lima Catholic school is living out the IMS mission by preparing and nurturing students of all faiths to be caring, responsible and well-rounded citizens of character with a life-long passion for learning, service and living Gospel values. We are committed to the students, parents and community that we serve.  Conscious of the need to prepare our children for success in a rapidly changing and technology-driven world, we recognize that “the soul of education is the education of the soul.” (Pope Pius XI)