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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

  • Independent Students Earn Spot at National Finals

    Earlier this month, Mrs Kubish and 3 Upper School students traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to compete in the National Speech and Debate Tournament.  Edward Sturm and William Rowley qualified to participate in the the Duo Acting category and Malar Muthukumarqualified to compete in the Informative Speech category. In order to qualify, students needed to place either 1st or 2nd in the District Competition that was held earlier in the school year.  Qualifying alone, is a tremendous accomplishment. The National Finals are a week long competition and  involve students competing in a maximum of 6 preliminary rounds, before entering the elimination rounds.  Competition is tough with the National Finals attracting a total 1298 schools,  from 49 states with a total of over 7,000 students competing in 15 separate events. Will and Edwardfinished in the top half of their category.  They did exceptionally well in a field where the talent is remarkable.  All 3 students are to be congratulated  both on their individual accomplishments and also for so admirably representing The Independent School and the great state of Kansas on the National Stage.
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  • Gidget Watson Named College Counselor 

    We are pleased to announce Gidget Watson as our new College Counselor.  For the past two years, Mrs. Watson has served at The Independent School as one of our fabulous 5th grade teachers.  Mrs. Watson has a BS in Engineering from Rutgers University. Prior to Independent, she spent time as the Director of Student Engagement at WATC through the National Aviation Consortium and as the Assistant Director of the University of Chicago Office of the Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory. While at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Watson worked as a College Adviser and as the Director of the Chicago Academic Achievement Program. It was during this 5-year time frame that she discovered an interest and cultivated a passion for the college admissions process, which later led her to ultimately serve as an independent college admissions consultant. Through that experience, she has successfully assisted students in gaining admission to selective and highly selective undergraduate and graduate schools in both the liberal arts and stem curricula. Though we are sad to see her leave the 5th grade classroom and her friends in the Lower School, we are excited to have her join the Upper School, where she will have an opportunity to make a direct impact by helping students fulfill their dreams as they move on to college.
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  • State Track & Field

    State Track Results Miles Martin (200m & 400m) - 1st place State Champion in 400m!  Zach Hole (1600m & 3200m) - 5th place in both events Hayden Chase (long jump) - 7th place  Gunnar Jensen (100m HH & Javelin) - 13th place in Javelin  Kobey Fields (100m & 200m) Sebastien Patino (discus) 
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  • Madison Martin Named to 1st Team All-State

    Congratulations to Madison Martin on being named Girls' Swimming 1st Team All-State. 
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  • Girls’ State Swim Meet

    The team finished 15th overall at the 5-1A state meet. Madison Martin (200 IM) - 3rd place Madison Martin (Breast Stroke) - 4th place Anna Wickham (200 IM) - 8th place Anna Wickham (500 Free) - 12th place Anna Wickham, Sense Cadman, Madison Martin, & Kylie Mitchell (200 Medley Relay) - 13th place
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CPL Festival Results

CPL Festival Results

The Band received a composite-2 (Excellent) rating from a particularly difficult field of judges (all three college music professors), and received many helpful comments as they prepare for the State Music Festival next month.  Solo performances:  Grant Burmeister (trombone) - 1 outstanding Nitai Dasa (snare drum) - 1 outstanding Peter Daood (alto saxophone) 1 outstanding Chase Farha (trombone) 1 outstanding Charlie Kauffman (trombone) 2 excellent Matthew Kroeker (alto saxophone) 1 outstanding Small ensembles: Low Brass Quartet featuring Chase Farha, Grant Burmeister, Charlie Kauffman, & William Rowley - 2 excellent  Woodwind Trio featuring Eleena Amirani, Malina Wagner, & Janai Jennings - 1 outstanding Our combined Chamber Choir and Madrigals received a composite 1 - outstanding rating (one of only two groups to earn that rating). Ensembles: Madrigal Women's Ensemble - 1 outstanding  Women's Trio featuring Zoe Johnson, Abby Ottaway, & Pax Koenig Webber - 1 outstanding  Madrigal Men's Ensemble - 2 excellent  Chamber Choir Women's Ensemble - 2 excellent Chamber Choir Men's Ensemble - 2 excellent Solo performances: Brenna Donnelly - 1 outstanding Max Dedo - 2 excellent Chase Farha - 2 excellent  Ashlyn Mahoney - 2 excellent  Abby Ottaway - 2 excellent 
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