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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

  • 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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  • Abby Ottaway Wins 2018 NCTE Achievement Award in Writing

    Abby Ottaway has been selected for a 2018 Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage high school students to write and to recognize some of the best student writers in the nation.   Abby was nominated by the Upper School English Department and worked with Mrs. Amanda Evans and Ms. Monica Patino to produce ten pages of fiction and prose writing. Two independent judges scored each submission on expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective and voice. Abby was one of 227 in the nation (out of 462 nominated) to receive a Certificate of Superior Writing.  Click HERE for more information about the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, including past winners.
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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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