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, SS. Cyril & Philomena Catholic School is living out the IMS mission: Our faculty and staff believe the diversity of our school is an asset from which all can benefit. The individuality of each child is appreciated and cultural differences are respected. The spiritual and academic dimensions are integrated to teach the whole child to be a contributing member of the global community.