Our Mission

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provides a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn in a college preparatory environment and grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

As part of the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) network of 15 Catholic school, St. Veronica Catholic School is living out the IMS mission by providing a Christ-centered quality education, fostering a spirit of inquiry and intellectual growth, and preparing children to meet the challenges of the 21st Century in a healthy, safe and caring environment.

St. Veronica Catholic School, building on the cultural diversity of our student body, endeavors to develop in a Christian atmosphere both Gospel values and academic excellence in each individual student. Growing in this faith-filled environment, our students will become catalysts in creating a moral society.

We believe:

  • Christ is the reason for our school
  • Prayer is an essential part of the school day
  • Cultural diversity enriches and strengthens our school community
  • Each child is unique and has inherent worth
  • The teaching of Christian values is essential to the development of the whole child
  • All children are capable of learning
  • Self-esteem is vital to the learning process
  • Education is a shared responsibility of parents, teachers, students and the community
  • A safe environment is essential for all learning
  • Nurturing skills for creating peaceful solutions diminishes violence