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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

  • 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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  • Boys’ State Tennis

    Singles: Bryson Toubassi - 1st place and STATE CHAMPION Doubles: Gabe Carnley & Pryce Bhula - 9th place
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  • Mr. McIntire Named 2018 Lincoln Teacher Leader Awards Recipient

    Middle School teacher, Dave McIntire, is one of two national recipients of the 2018 Lincoln Teacher Leader Awards sponsored by BP America. As the national recipient of this award, Mr. McIntire was recognized with a $1,000 check during the National Oratory Fellows culminating event in Washington, DC.  This is the sixth year The Independent School has been involved in oratory with Ford's Theater.  Teacher, Dave McIntire, was selected in the fall of 2012 as a Ford's Theater National Oratory Fellow. The goal of the fellowship is to invest in classroom teachers, enabling them to be better teachers of oratory. The teacher partners with a Ford's Theater Teaching Artist to develop lessons and curriculum which incorporate the critical analysis of historic speeches, examination of rhetorical thought and the composition of the student's own speeches.  The teacher and teaching artist also work with students on the physical and vocal skills needed in public speaking (Podium Points).  The Independent School is the only school in both Wichita and Kansas with Ford's Theater National Oratory Fellows, only one of about a half a dozen in the nation with multiple fellows and the only school in the NATION who offers the program in two separate divisions: Lower School with Ben Rivers, and Middle School with Mr. McIntire! The 2018 Independent students selected for the Ford's Theatre Oratory Retreat included: Grace Martin, 8th Grade Anna Bailly, 8th Grade Bridget Bleakley, 5th Grade Kaitlyn Olson, 5th Grade
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Literary Magazine Awards

Literary Magazine Awards

The Independent School English Department is excited to announce that both of our literary magazines—BLUE (MS) and Echoes (US) —were recognized as EXCELLENT by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for our 2017 issues. The 2017 edition of Echoes was advised by Mrs. Amanda Evans and edited by alumni Emily Gilliam. Current students Clara Moon, Malina Wagner, Mary Ramsey, and Jacob Littrell also worked on the magazine. This year's editor is Alece Stancin, and co-editors are Clara Moon and Meghan Ariagno, whose artwork "Forever Changing" was also used on last year's cover. The 2017 edition of BLUE was advised by Mrs. Debra Cole and edited by Campbell Fleming and Mimi Recalde-Phillips. This year's BLUE editor is Anna Baily (8th), and explore elective contributors are busy creating new works for this year's magazine. Congratulations to all of our talented student artists and writers who participated! Echoes Literary Magazine BLUE Literary Magazine
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