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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,570
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
46%
Average Financial Aid
$8,000
From The Independence School

Welcome to Independence! Please enjoy discovering the wonderful environment that Independence offers, where children are encouraged every day to be both the best student and the best citizen while Learning to Learn and Learning to Lead. Since 1978, we have been inspiring our students to be independent and intellectually curious individuals.

Academic excellence, creative experiences and unlimited opportunities for growth and discovery describe the strengths of this school. Academics are balanced with both a strong arts program, as well as athletics. Children have a beautiful habit of rising to our highest expectations, and the sequential, spiraling and engaging curriculum delivered in our supportive atmosphere leads to the success of each student.

Our eighth-grade graduates are highly sought after by area high schools, where they are recognized for being well-prepared. Alumni consistently report back to us that they find themselves better prepared than their peers.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
414
Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
35
Part-Time Teachers
5

Students

Students
414
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    58.7%
  • Asian
    30.4%
  • African American
    4.6%
  • Multiracial
    3.6%
  • Hispanic
    2.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.5%
  • Native American
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$16,240
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $141,533
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,864
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $444,400
    National
    $184,700

    The Independence School Reviews

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    As a parent of two Independence graduates, I can attest to the quality of the education that the school provides. My children entered high school with organizational skills, strong study habits, and were comfortable writing research papers. Both were also athletes on Independence teams. The combination of strong academics and competitive athletics was great! My son was a very capable math student and was able to remain challenged above his grade level. Independence was worth it!
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    We could not have picked a better school for our children! The students at Independence are so well-rounded (music, arts, athletics, community service), the education they receive is outstanding (just ask any high school about the students who came from Independence) and the time invested in them to develop their character and help shape them into good people is priceless. I would highly recommend visiting!
    If you’re looking for a school that provides students with the opportunity to really grow as individuals, then The Independence School is a great choice. Expectations of students are high but based on a genuine believe in each individual's ability to shine.

    Children are provided with countless opportunities to participate in all areas of the arts and the school's athletics teams are quite outstanding - especially for a K-Grade 8 school. The school has an extensive campus that is being developed into a genuine outdoor learning experience.

    It is probably true that The Independence School is not the perfect choice for every child, but for the vast majority it represents an amazing opportunity and great school experience. Admissions Directors from top High Schools fall over themselves to recruit Independence students. They know them to be independent learners and creative thinkers who stand out above their peers from other - often more prestigious - schools.