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Every School Teaches … Independent Inspires.

We invite you to schedule a visit and experience how The Independent School inspires students every day. 

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Independent Inspires Excellence

The Independent School’s commitment to academic success and individual excellence prepares students to attend the college of their choice. 

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Independent Inspires Opportunity

The Independent School inspires students to explore their interests and stretch themselves toward new challenges. With a no-cut policy, students are encouraged to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. 

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Independent Inspires Community

Giving back to the community is a large part of The Independent School spirit at all levels.

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Independent Inspires.

Our Mission

To provide a superior, independent, college preparatory education, serving a diverse student population in a safe, supportive community, conducive to the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of each Independent student.

EVERY SCHOOL TEACHES … INDEPENDENT INSPIRES.

We believe that exposure to opportunities in all areas cultivates each student’s unique potential.

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Recent News

  • Central Plains Middle School League Basketball Tournament

    The 8th-grade girls entered the CPMSL tournament with only two losses on the season by a total of three points. The girls were the third seed and got a bye the first round. The second round the girls managed to hold off the Kingman squad to advance to the semi-finals. The next round the drew the number two seed Garden Plain. The Owls had defeated the TIS girls during the regular season. Our girls got off to a slow start but finished strong and avenged their earlier defeat. Independent 23 Garden Plain 17. TIS advanced to the finals against the number one seed, the Cardinals from Cheney were the last team to stand in their way to the championship. Cheney opened the second half on a 10-2 run and finished the season undefeated with a 34-18 win over TIS. A great season and Coach Porter is anxious to see this group next year at the Upper School.  The 7th-grade girls lost in a tight first-round game at Kingman. The girls scrapped and played hard, but in the end, they fell a little short. An excellent season and we are anxious to see how they will improve over the year.  The 8th-grade boys entered the tournament at fifth seed. The TIS boys defeated the Garden Plain Owls in the first round. The second round they drew the boys from Chaparral who were the fourth seed. The TIS boys lost 45 to 31. This group of boys was fun to watch and played hard. The 7th-grade boys entered the tournament as the fourth seed and received a bye. The second round they drew Cheney the fifth seed. The TIS boys won 34 to 19. Next up was the number one seed, the boys from St. Marks. TIS had a shot at the end of the game to tie or win with a three-pointer but the shot rimmed off as the clock expired and the boys season came to a close. The seventh-grade boys are a talented squad. Many of the coaches and athletic director around the league told me on separate occasions that they hoped they didn't have to play us because of our harassing defense.  Thank you to all the parents for your support. We have the best parents in the state. 
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  • Literary Magazine Awards

    The Independent School English Department is excited to announce that both of our literary magazines—BLUE (MS) and Echoes (US) —were recognized as EXCELLENT by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for our 2017 issues. The 2017 edition of Echoes was advised by Mrs. Amanda Evans and edited by alumni Emily Gilliam. Current students Clara Moon, Malina Wagner, Mary Ramsey, and Jacob Littrell also worked on the magazine. This year's editor is Alece Stancin, and co-editors are Clara Moon and Meghan Ariagno, whose artwork "Forever Changing" was also used on last year's cover. The 2017 edition of BLUE was advised by Mrs. Debra Cole and edited by Campbell Fleming and Mimi Recalde-Phillips. This year's BLUE editor is Anna Baily (8th), and explore elective contributors are busy creating new works for this year's magazine. Congratulations to all of our talented student artists and writers who participated! Echoes Literary Magazine BLUE Literary Magazine
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  • State Debate Tournament Third Place Finish

    At the state debate tournament, Lauren Agpoon and Reid McConnaughey advanced to the semi-finals and won the third place trophy.
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  • State Debate Tournament Second Place Finish

    In the four-speaker division, the panther debaters captured the state runner-up trophy, finishing 11-3 on the weekend. The affirmative team consisted of Alex Cline, Natalie Johnson and Chase Farha. The negative team was Edward Sturm and Malar Muthukumar.
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  • The Panthers are State Debate Champs!

    William Rowley and Alece Stancin won the state debate championship in the 321A two-speaker tournament. Congratulations to William, Alece, and Coach John Steere!
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Malina Wagner Competes in Versus

Malina Wagner Competes in Versus

On September 22, sophomore Malina Wagner competed in Versus: A Live Art Battle at Mark Arts. In front of an audience Malina had 20 minutes to complete her art piece. 
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