Our School

Our History

Our Mission and Vision

In 1980, Mrs. Jean K. Garvey, a mother of six who was deeply committed to the education of her children, saw a need for a different type of private school in Wichita, Kansas. Starting in a small building with eight brave students and equally brave parents, The Independent School quickly grew to a student body of 146. Mr. Willard Garvey, whose construction company created homes around the world for hundreds of people, was “persuaded” to build a large building for the growing student population. The new and spacious building was quickly filled with dynamic teachers and enthusiastic pupils who were eager to learn in a warm, caring and nurturing environment. 

Today, due to Mrs. Garvey's vision, The Independent School continues to thrive. Students come from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds. Every year, Independent graduates are offered admission to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation.

Experience Life in the Classroom

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  • Our Team

    Our faculty continually draws out the best in each and every student, showing them how to study, advocate for themselves, and develop a solid work ethic.

The Independent School

8317 East Douglas, Wichita, KS 67207   |   Fax: 316.686.3918   |   Phone: 316.686.0152
Independent is a private college preparatory day school serving ages 6 weeks through grade 12.
Every school teaches. Independent inspires community, excellence, and opportunity.
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