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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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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

  • State Golf Medalist

    Winnie Shaw placed 4th in a field of 88 state qualifying golfers in the 3-2-1A State Tournament at Smoky Hill in Hays. This is a great end to her high school golf career! Winnie was a medalist in every regular season tournament for the last four years, placing 1st in many. In addition, Winnie placed in the top 5 at State two years in a row. 
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  • Tennis Update

    State Tennis Results Independent Girls’ Tennis Team earns medals at State!  Sensey Cadman placed 4th in singles, while Winnie Shaw & Sydney Hicks placed 5th in doubles after winning all 3 of their matches today!
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  • Cross Country Update

    Middle & Upper School Cross Country gave outstanding performances at the League meet last night including two Middle School League Champions! Middle School Medalists Include:  Jayda Kelly 1st place 7th grade girls Charlie Daood 1st place 7th grade boys Aidan White 2nd place Costa Veletas 4th place Myles Loewen 5th place Upper School Medalists include: Zach Hole 3rd place Michial Argotsinger 5th place
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  • Chase Farha as Caractacus

    Chase Farha, an Independent junior, plays Caractacus Potts in the upcoming musical production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, opening November 10. What inspired you to audition for a role in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? The show's innocent charm.  Describe Caractacus Potts. He's a loving, relaxed father with big dreams. He is imaginative and creative.  What's your favorite line of dialogue? "I am afraid other people wouldn't appreciate them. Other people don't see things the way you do." This line is great because it encourages individuality and creativity. When you're not at rehearsal, what do you like to do in your free time? I like to watch other musicals and movies. What is it like to work with a cast that includes Lower and Middle School students?  It brings a new perspective and adds a lot of energy to rehearsals and hopefully the production.  What makes this show special? I love how it takes you into another world full of child-like wonder and imagination. 
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  • Abby Ottaway as Truly

    Abby, an Independent junior, plays Truly Scrumptious in the upcoming musical production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, opening November 10. What inspired you to audition for the role of Truly? It has been my goal to be a lead in a musical since I was 2.  Describe Truly Scrumptious. She is independent but also very maternal. She finds a lot of joy in the two children.  What's your favorite line of dialogue? "You haven't met my sisters, Madly and Deeply" When you're not at rehearsal, what do you like to do in your free time? Read and listen to music. Be with my family. What is it like to work with a cast that includes Lower and Middle School students?  It presents its own challenges but it is a lot of fun.  What makes this show special? All three divisions of our school working together. 
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Independent Green School Award 2017

Independent Green School Award 2017

The Independent School was honored to receive the 2017 Kansas Green School Award from the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education in Manhattan. Chase Bowman, Riley Jackson, Michelle Bolin and Thomas Barnaby accepted the award on behalf of the Environmental Action Club which helps create and support environmental initiatives on campus.
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