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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

  • JV Tennis Update

    JV Results - Goddard Doubles Tournament Lily Osborne & Kortney Rowe (#1 Doubles) 4th Place Deena Eichhorn & Christina Yi (#2 Doubles) 5th Place
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  • Tennis Update

    Varsity Results - Smoky Valley Overall the team placed 2nd! Sensey Cadman (#1 singles) 2nd place Marin McCausland (#2 singles) 9th place Winne Shaw & Sydney Hicks (#1 Doubles) 3rd place Kiarra Farha & Tori Dexter (#2 Doubles) 4th place
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  • The Independent School Announces Plans for an Early Childhood Center

    The Independent School is pleased to announce the opening of an Early Childhood Center.  On Sunday evening, during his State of the School address Dr. Milt Dougherty, Head of The Independent School, announced that the new program will open in August 2018. The Independent Early Childhood Center will serve families with children up to 4 years old looking for a safe, loving environment to nurture their child’s curiosity while providing a strong pre-school curriculum. The program will be housed in the Garvey family home which was gifted to the school by the Garvey family. An architect has begun working on a new layout for the home, so that construction can begin later this fall. “We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to make best use of the Garvey home in a way that will further support our mission. We’ve heard from several parents over the years who would like to see an early childhood option on our campus. The Independent School is like family to so many, they want to see their children grow up here. ” said Dr. Dougherty. “The Early Childhood Center will follow The Independent School model specially tailored for younger children. We believe this will be a great opportunity for families looking for the loving care of an  in-home childcare with the experience of a center, offering the best of both worlds. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m.  Register HERE or call Andrea Gartman, Director of Admissions for more information at 316-686-0152 ext. 406. 
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  • National Merit Semifinalist

    Congratulations to senior Alece Stancin on being named a National Merit Semifinalist. Students become semifinalists by scoring in the top one-half of 1 percent in the state on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. Alece currently serves as senior class president, is a mock trial state champion, active in theatre, a youth soccer coach, plays piano, and has achieved honors recognition in Spanish, chemistry, and literature.
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  • Golf Update

    Winnie Shaw took 1st at the Pratt Golf Invitational on Monday. Way to go Winnie!
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State Science Fair Champ!

State Science Fair Champ!

Independent 5th grade student Eli A. took first place in the Physical Energy category at the State Science and Engineering Fair.
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