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Private School Associations in North America

Find a school in a state or regional association or affinity group.

Advancement for Delaware Valley Independent Schools
ADVIS is an association fostering Advancement for Delaware Valley Independent Schools. List of 126 member schools.

Alabama Independent School Association
Over 60 member schools in the state of Alabama. Numerous other resources.

American Association of Christian Schools
Listings of over 1000 member schools.

American Montessori Society
"AMS is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization dedicated to stimulating the use of the Montessori teaching approach in private and public schools."

Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX
Within the boundaries of the Archdiocese are 41 elementary and 8 secondary schools.

The Association of Boarding Schools
Member schools and a Common Application feature.

Association of Christian Schools International
A very complete listing of Christian schools located in North America and abroad.

Association of Classical and Christian Schools
"The primary mission of this association is to promote, establish, and equip schools committed to a classical approach to education in the light of a Christian worldview grounded in the Old and New Testament Scriptures."

Association Of Colorado Independent Schools
"ACIS includes thirty-one schools with a total of over 9,000 students. Members reflect a wide variety of school missions: boarding and day schools, progressive and traditional programs, Montessori and Waldorf schools."

Association of Independent Maryland Schools
"AIMS is a voluntary organization of private, independent elementary and college preparatory schools in Maryland and the District of Columbia."

Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
"Founded in 1951, the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) is a service organization and a network of 84 non-profit independent schools in the Greater Washington, DC area."

Association of Independent Schools of New England
The directory of one hundred sixty AISNE member schools also includes maps. A very useful site.

Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the U.S.
"A source for information on the 42 outstanding military schools that meet the high scholastic, military and ethical standards required for membership."

California Association of Independent Schools
Search by city and region.

Listings of Roman Catholic schools in the United States.

Chicago Area Independent Schools
"This site lists specific information about 34 of the finest independent schools in the Chicago area. In reading about them, you will learn that each school has a unique mission, an individual academic program, and a history that gives it a particular place in the spectrum of Chicago-area schools."

Cleveland Council of Independent Schools
"CCIS consists of thirteen schools, each one unique in its own flavor of education but each also committed to the promotion of the ideal of independent education as a valuable and viable choice for learning today."

Council for American Private Education
"The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools."

Department of Defense Schools
"DoDEA's schools serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees throughout the world. Children of enlisted military personnel represent 85 percent of the total enrollment in DoDEA schools."

Federation of Independent School Associations
"The Federation of Independent School Associations, founded in 1966, is an umbrella organization for the independent school groups of British Columbia, representing 54,000 students in 250 schools."

Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
Member schools in Florida.

Florida Council of Independent Schools
FCIS "is a professional educational association that evaluates and accredits independent schools throughout the state of Florida. FCIS has grown to become one of the nation's largest organizations of independent schools."

The Friends Council on Education
FCE "is an organization that serves Quaker education by advising and consulting with schools about their work as Friends institutions."

Georgia Association of Independent Schools
Directory of private schools in the state of Georgia. Many useful links and other information.

Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
"Member schools span the educational spectrum from affiliate preschools to post-secondary schools with missions ranging from college preparatory to specialized educational services."

Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Excellent site with member school information, job listings and much more.

Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York
"ISAAGNY is a non-profit association of early childhood and ongoing schools that grew out of the need to clarify the process of applying to independent schools and make the transition between schools easier for applicants and their families."

Independent Schools Association of the Southwest
ISAS "is a voluntary organization of 72 private, independent preschool, elementary and college preparatory schools in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas."

Illinois Coalition of Non-public Schools
"The voice of non-public education in Illinois."

Jesuit Secondary Education Association
"The JSEA is a membership organization serving 46 Jesuit high schools in the continental United States and Puerto Rico."

Jewish Education Service of North America
JESNA "was created in 1981 as the Jewish Federation system's educational coordinating, planning and development agency."

Long Island Association of Private Schools and Day Camps
Schools on Long Island, New York.

Los Angeles Area Schools
A comprehensive directory from @LA.

Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools
"The MFIS represents approximately 11,800 students in 51 schools. This accounts for about 85% of the independent school enrollment in the province and represents about 60% of the schools."

The Lutheran High School Directory
"Maintained by theOffice of Church Relations at Valparaiso University, as a service to Lutheran high schools, the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools, the Association of Lutheran High Schools (ALHS), and the respective schools offices of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod."

The Minnesota Independent School Forum
MISF "is a consortium of private or independent high schools located throughout Minnesota."

Mississippi Private Schools Association
Member schools with Web sites.

Montessori Unlimited
"We are Montessori Unlimited, an affiliation of Montessori schools that offer you and your child an authentic Montessori program that is 100% true to the foundation of the Montessori philosophy. Through our program, your child will learn the basis of Montessori -- to respect oneself and one’s environment."

National Association of Episcopal Schools
"The National Association of Episcopal Schools, an independently incorporated, non-profit, voluntary-membership organization, supports and serves the vital work and ministry of those who serve Episcopal preschools and schools, school start-up committees, and regional and diocesan Episcopal schools associations throughout the Episcopal Church."

National Catholic Educational Association
"The largest private professional association in the world, its 200,000 members serve over 7.6 million students in preschools, elementary and secondary schools, parish catechetical/religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities and seminaries."

National Coalition of Girls Schools
Listing of girls' schools in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

National Independent Private Schools Association
"There are many associations for educators, but only one for educators who are also entrepreneurs: NIPSA, the National Independent Private Schools Association."

New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
NJAIS serves independent elementary and secondary schools in the Garden State.

New York State Association of Independent Schools
NYSAIS "is a nonprofit organization offering services to administrators, teachers, trustees and parents involved in private schools from pre-K through 12th grade."

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
NCAIS "is an organization of 56 independent schools, 45 of which are accredited by either the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction or both."

North Carolina Christian Schools Association
Listings of member schools.

Northern New England Boarding Schools
A consortium of six northern New England schools: Hebron Academy, The Hyde School, Kents Hill School, Kimball Union Academy, The Tilton School and Vermont Academy.

Ohio Association of Independent Schools
School listings and many other resources.

Pacific Northwestern Association of Independent Schools
"The mission of the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools is to promote high educational quality for our schools through the establishment and advancement of comprehensive accreditation standards, to foster collegial and ethical relations among our schools, and to safeguard and represent their interests."

Seventh Day Adventist Schools
Seventh Day Adventist schools in the United States.

South Carolina Independent Schools Association
SCISA lists seventy-four schools on its membership roster. This is strictly text-based with no URL's.

Sacred Heart Schools
Listings of all affiliated schools.

Southeastern Association of Boarding Schools
"Consortium of 23 schools located in 7 southeastern states."

Southern Association of Independent Schools
"Serving non-public elementary and secondary schools accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) within the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and a number of Central and South American countries."

Schools Online Database Search Engine
The Association of Boarding Schools provides a database searchable by many criteria. This is a useful site especially when you are first starting to look for a school.

Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
"SAES was founded in 1959, and is the outgrowth of the Texas Episcopal Schools Association."

Virginia Association of Independent Schools
"The Virginia Association of Independent Schools is a service organization which promotes educational, ethical and professional excellence." List of member schools.

Western Boarding School Association
An association of 39 boarding schools in the western United States and Canada.

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