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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,000
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
30%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From The Independent School

Independent Inspires. There is a strong sense of community at TIS. New students and families are welcomed with open arms. Students are encouraged to become involved in and attend a variety of activities. The diverse culture, activities, and accomplishments of our students are regularly celebrated.
At TIS, we believe and put the utmost importance in creating an environment that demonstrates the following VALUES:
Family
Excellence
Integrity
Self-efficacy
Diversity

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
21 responses
Average ACT
28
57 responses

State Championship Debate and Mock Trial Teams

With an award-winning coach, John Steere, at the helm, the Upper School Debate and Mock Trial teams are consistently top in the state. Mr. Steere came to The Independent School in 2000 after 12 years as a practicing lawyer. Our Mock Trial teams have won nine out of the last 11 state championships (13 overall). The Debate teams have won five out of the last six state championships.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
  • Fall Homecoming Parade on Douglass!
    20%
  • Lower school carnival
    20%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Senior cookout
    10%
  • 9th grade humanities KC trip
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
400
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$52,620
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$809
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$133,400
National
$217,500

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