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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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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

  • Chess Champion

    Uday Kabirpanthi took 1st place in the U1500 category at the United States Chess Federation Tournament organized by Wichita Chess Club. 
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  • Lower School Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to the top spellers of today's Lower School Spelling Bee!  1st place - Hadley (5th grade) 2nd place - Rishi (4th grade) 3rd place - Adiva (3rd grade) All the students who participated today did an exceptional job completing 60 rounds before naming the champion!
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  • Swim Invitational at Topeka

    The Boys' Swim Team had an incredible showing on Tuesday at the Topeka Hayden Invite—arguably the best performance in Independent Boys Swimming history. Against a competitive field of large schools from Kansas City and Topeka, the boys won both the 200 free relay (Edward Sturm, Daniel Jekov, Juan Lillig, and Aidan Scott) and the 400 free relay (Edward Sturm, George Jekov, Matthew Janssen, and Aidan Scott) setting new school records in both. In addition to his record-breaking performance in the relays, Aidan Scott also broke his own school records and took first in both the 50 free and the 100 free. Other notable performances include 2nd and 3rd in the 500 free (George Jekov, Daniel Jekov); 2nd in the 100 fly (Edward Sturm); 2nd and 3rd in the 100 breast (Matthew Janssen, Juan Lillig); 2nd in the 100 back (Daniel Jekov). Congratulations to the entire team for many personal best and a fantastic meet! 
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  • Debate Win at Augusta Invitational

    The Panther debate team brought home a first place trophy for the 5th straight week and dominated  at the Augusta Invitational  on Saturday.  The team had a combined 18-2 record and won the team championship over 16 other schools.  Independent teams took 4 of the top 5 spots in the open division.  Edward Sturm and Malar Muthukumar were undefeated at 5-0 and took second place out of 30 teams in the open division.  Natalie Johnson and Madison Martin were also undefeated and took third.  Peter Daood and Peyton Reynolds were 4-1 and finished 4th.  Judah Hansen and Julia Douglas took 5th place at 4-1.  The team has one more regular season tournament before heading to regionals and state. 
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  • Swim Meet at Emporia

    The Panthers swam strong at the first meet of the year in Emporia. They finished 2nd place as a team! That is the highest place the Independent boys swim team has ever finished at a meet.  Aidan Scott, Edward Sturm, George Jekov, Daniel Jekov, Juan Lillig, and Matthew Janssen all qualified for the state!  200 Medley Relay A: 1st- D. Jekov, Janssen, G. Jekov, Scott  (State qualifying time) (SCHOOL RECORD) B: 2nd- Sturm, Kroeker, Lillig, Burmeister 200 Freestyle George Jekov- 1st -  (State qualifying time) 200 IM Matthew Janssen- 1st - (State qualifying time) Juan Lillig- 3rd-  (State qualifying time) 50 Freestyle Aidan Scott- 1st-  (State qualifying time) Graham Burmeister- 9th Jonah Bolin- 11th Matthew Kroeker- 13th 100 Butterfly Aidan Scott- 1st  (State qualifying time) Edward Sturm- 2nd  (State qualifying time) Daniel Jekov- 3rd 100 Freestyle Matthew Kroeker- 5th Josh Jacobsen- 16th Miles Martin- 18th 200 Freestyle Relay A: 3rd- Kroeker, Cline, Bolin, Burmeister B: 13th- Jacobsen, Dasa, Martin, Yao 100 Backstroke Daniel Jekov- 2nd  (State qualifying time) Edward Sturm- 3rd  (State qualifying time) George Jekov- 4th  (State qualifying time) 100 Breaststroke Matthew Janssen- 1st  (State qualifying time) Juan Lillig- 3rd  (State qualifying time) 400 Freestyle Relay A: 1st- Scott, D. Jekov, G. Jekov, Janssen - (State qualifying time) B: 2nd- Sturm, Lillig, Burmeister, Cline
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Debate Invitational at Wellington

Debate Invitational at Wellington

The Panther Debate Team brought home two championships from the Wellington Invitational.  Edward Sturm and Josh Jacobsen were undefeated and took first place in the open division. Fayaz Alam and Aiden Scott were undefeated and took first in the novice division. Deena Eichhorn and Brandon Cope took fifth in the open division. Overall, the debaters were 14-1 and had the best winning percentage of any school in the field. 
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