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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

  • SCKMEA District Honor Band

    Juniors Chase Farha and Matthew Kroeker have been accepted into the SCKMEA 1234A Honor Band. Chase earned second chair and Matthew earned third. These Panthers will represent The Independent School on Dec. 2nd at the SCKMEA Convention at Wichita East High School. They will spend the day preparing a concert under Mr. Tremon Kizer of the University of Central Florida. They have also earned the opportunity to audition for the All-State Band on Saturday, January 6th. 
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  • Debate Team Results

    At the Derby Invitational William Rowley and Alece Stancin finished 3rd out of 43 teams with a 5-1 record Natalie Johnson and Edward Sturm finished 5th.  At WichitaSoutheast, the novice debaters took 1st place out of 9 schools. Chase Farha and John Williams went undefeated and took 1st out of 20 in their division. Liam Conlee and Tori Dexter finished 4th, while Julia Douglas and Mimi Recalde-Phillips took 7th.  In another division Peter Daood and Josh Jacobsen finished 2nd out of 20. Peyton Reynolds and Deena Eichorn were right behind them in 3rd place
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  • Emporia State Math Competition

    Nine Independent students competed at the Emporia State Math Competition. They competed against 27 of the top 5-6A schools in the state along with other private schools. The contest consisted of 5 events: 3 team and 2 individual.  Alex Cline, Jason Shen, and Christina Yi won 1st place in the Algebra Team Event. Malar Muthukumar, Alece Stancin, and Duncan Bauserman won 1st place in the Geometry Team Event. Edward Chen, Shirley Xia, and Bill Liu won 2nd place in the Math Scramble Team Event.  Alece Stancin placed 4th in the Geometry Individual Event. Malar Muthukumar was 1st in the Geometry Individual Event with a perfect score! 
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  • Cross Country Regionals

    Zach Hole placed 5th at Cross Country Regionals, qualifying for State next week in Lawrence at Rim Rock.
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  • Eliana Jacobsen As Baroness Bomburst

    Eliana Jacobsen, an Independent senior, plays Baroness Bomburst 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? I love the time period and I love the music and costumes. I have been in previous musicals and I had a lot of fun. I love to entertain. It is just a blast. The show is also hilarious, so that is fun too.  Describe your character. My character is over the top and a drama queen. She is the Baroness of Vulgaria and wants to be the center of attention. When she is not, she creates situations that will do that. She is everything a bratty five year old would want a queen to be.  What's your favorite line of dialogue? "Vulgaria, top-secret war room, how may I help you?" It is a casual line, yet they are planning to attack the surrounding lands. It is rediculous and it just makes me laugh every time.  When you're not at rehearsal, what do you like to do in your free time? I like to read, especially historical fiction. I love things about the turn of the century, much like ths musical. I am on the dance team. The senior class as a whole is very involved around the school and we love to support each other and do a lot of activities together. I like to go out to eat and spend time with my family. It is fun to have my two younger siblings in the show with me this year. I like shopping and fashion design. My mom and I sew, it is fun to have such amazing costumes for this production.  What is it like to work with a cast that includes Lower and Middle School students?  I think it is a great opportunity to mentor younger actors and performers. I remember going to other musicals when I was younger and wanting to be on stage one day like them. I think it inspires them to try new things and gives the older students a chance to mentor them and push them to make the production better. The show is about imagination and child-like awe and the younger cast members help bring that spark of wonder to rehearsals.  What makes this show special? This show is fast paced and there isn't a moment where the cast gets to take a rest or slow down. We have a diverse cast with a myriad of imaginations and an explosion of color and craziness that the audience will be left feeling amazed and inspired. I laugh or am touched by every scene in the show. 
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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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