Associations


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Get Connected With National, Regional, & State Private School Associations


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Connecting with peers who have been through the startup of schools and are facing many of the same challenges you’re facing provides great opportunities for learning, support and friendship. In this section we’ve identified a range of national, regional and local associations where you can make connections.

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American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)

Website: https://www.aacs.org/

The AACS is an association of state, regional, and international associations working together to provide legislative oversight, to promote high quality Christian education programs, to encourage the goal of producing Christlike young people, and to provide related institutional and personnel services to our constituents.



American Montessori Society (AMS)

Website: https://amshq.org/

AMS focuses on the Montessori education approach and acts as an information hub for member schools, the general public, and the media. They also offer professional development and support services and work to further Montessori education through public policy.



Association Montessori International (AMI)

Website: https://montessori-ami.org/

AMI works on a global level to continue Maria Montessori’s work, to offer research, conferences, and professional development to teachers and schools, and to archive Montessori’s work, as well as studies that support her approach to education.



Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Website: https://www.acsi.org/

ACSI offers legal guidance, consultation for school leaders, networking events, accreditation and advocacy programs for Christian schools.



Association of Classical & Christian Schools (ACCS)

Website: https://classicalchristian.org/

ACCS provides resources, marketing materials, a directory of schools and a monthly journal for member schools.



Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the United States (AMCSUS)

Website: https://www.waldorfeducation.org/

AWSNA works with Waldorf schools in Canada, the US, and Mexico to advance Waldorf principles through accreditation, professional development, and advocacy.



Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

Website: https://amcsus.org/

AMCSUS is an organization of 40 accredited military colleges and college-prep academies. It serves as a liaison between the Department of Defense and Department of Education and provides events and seminars for schools and educators.



Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)

Website: https://www.csee.org

CSEE focuses on “whole student” education and provides webinars, events, and research for schools on subjects such as diversity, service learning, and leadership.



Friends Council on Education

Website: http://www.episcopalschools.org/

NAES provides networking opportunities, professional development, and conferences, as well as educational resources for Episcopal schools.



National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)

Website: http://www.napsec.org

NAPSEC programs serve individuals ages 6-21 and are located in stand-alone schools, or are affiliated with other college or hospital settings.



National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Website: http://www.napsec.org

NAPSEC programs serve individuals ages 6-21 and are located in stand-alone schools, or are affiliated with other college or hospital settings.



National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)

Website: https://www.ncgs.org/

NCGS serves more than 250 all-girl schools and provides professional development, advocacy, research and other programs focused on the healthy development and education of girls.



North American Division of Seventh Day Adventists

Website: https://www.nadadventist.org/departments/education

The education arm of the Seventh Day Adventists produces curriculum and marketing materials for schools, and serves as a liaison between member schools and colleges and universities.



Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools

Website: https://prizmah.org/

The Prizmah Center provides Jewish day schools with tools and support with the mission of making day school education the first choice for Jewish families.



The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Website: http://www.boardingschools.com/

TABS is the primary association for boarding schools and provides training for member schools, and a directory for interested students and parents to locate schools.

National Private Educational & Homeschool Associations




The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Website: https://www.advanc-ed.org/

AdvancED focuses on conducting on-site reviews of schools and their curriculum for the purposes of accreditation and hoping schools improve year-to-year.



Council for American Private Education (CAPE)

Website: http://www.capenet.org/

CAPE is a coalition of schools and associations of schools, aimed at advocating for private education, particularly at the state and national level.



EdChoice

Website: https://www.edchoice.org/

EdChoice advocates for national school choice programs and conducts research regarding the benefits of private school education for students, families, and communities.



Independent Educational Consultants Association (ICEA)

Website: https://www.iecaonline.com/

IECA is the organization for professional development and resources for independent education consultants. Education consultants help students and their families determine which school or program is best for them.



Independent School Management (ISM)

Website: https://isminc.com

ISM is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of school management. ISM provides creative strategies to its clients by combining extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service.



Homeschool Facts.com

Website: http://www.homeschoolfacts.com/

This organization is a group of homeschooling parents and teachers who work to provide information to parents and educators interested in homeschooling and/or other “choice” education options.



National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC)

Website: https://www.naeyc.org/

NAEYC focuses on promoting high-quality learning for students ages birth through age 8. They are a professional membership organization and provide continuing education to members.



National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Website: https://www.nais.org/

NAIS is a nonprofit that provides services to more than 1,800 schools in the US and abroad. They host conferences and trainings for member schools, as well as provide online resources.



National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

Website: https://www.nboa.org

NBOA is a community of business officers and related staff at more than 1,300 independent schools. They offer resources and trainings to member schools.



National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)

Website: http://www.ncpsa.org/

NCPSA offers accreditation to private schools that meet their criteria. They also offer resources and trainings to member schools.



National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)

Website: http://www.nipsa.org/

NIPSA focuses on educators who are operating private schools. The organization offers accreditation, as well as support services for owners of proprietary schools.

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Introduction to Starting a School

Introduction

We’ve developed these 10 topics to help you along the way. Take them all in at once, or start with the areas most relevant right now.


Creating Your School Identity

School Identity

There’s plenty you can do to develop your own brand, starting right from your personal ideals and goals for your school.


Creating Your School Curriculum

Curriculum

Our curriculum pages include ideas on where to go to find materials, and different associations and educational models you may want to consider.


Legal & Operating Requirements

Legal & Operating Requirements

You need to know the requirements at both the federal level and for your state. Here are the basic details for every state.


Introduction to Starting a School

Funding & Finance

Here we share ideas for possible funding sources, and ways you might be able to start with less than you thought necessary.


Creating Your School Identity

Business Plan & Budget

Having a plan for how you’ll operate and a budget to predict and allocate funds is critical for all businesses, schools included. We’ve pulled together resources here to help with both.


School Facilities

Facilities

What facilities are right for your school? We encourage new schools to get creative, and have compiled some considerations to take into account.


School Staffing

Staffing

How can you find and recruit the right talent for your school? What qualifications or certifications are required?


School Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

Here we share ideas for possible funding sources, and ways you might be able to start with less than you thought necessary.


Marketing & Online Presence

Marketing & Online Presence

Having a plan for how you’ll operate and a budget to predict and allocate funds is critical for all businesses, schools included. We’ve pulled together resources here to help with both.


School Associations

Associations

What facilities are right for your school? We encourage new schools to get creative, and have compiled some considerations to take into account.