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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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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.


We believe that exposure to opportunities in all areas cultivates each student’s unique potential.

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Recent News

  • 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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  • Wanderlust Gala

    Tickets Now on Sale! Take your palate on a trip around the globe with a night celebrating beautiful cities known for wonderful food, drink and music. Wanderlust Gala, a benefit for The Independent School, is a perfect night to jet set with other Independent parents. There will be a silent auction with great items and experiences, and a live auction with lots of fun surprises. End the night with coffee and smooth jazz. Purchase Tickets
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  • State Golf Medalist

    Winnie Shaw placed 4th in a field of 88 state qualifying golfers in the 3-2-1A State Tournament at Smoky Hill in Hays. This is a great end to her high school golf career! Winnie was a medalist in every regular season tournament for the last four years, placing 1st in many. In addition, Winnie placed in the top 5 at State two years in a row. 
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  • Tennis Update

    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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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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