Other Associations

In addition to the resources that MISBO brings directly to our members, we collaborate and support many other associations and organizations. This section of our website is intended to support our schools with additional resources.

Here are links to some of the other organizations supporting the missions of independent schools:

National Associations:

Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)www.aisap.org – The mission of the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals is to support and advance those involved in admission and enrollment management in their responsibilities for advancing institutional mission and financial sustainability.

Board Source – www.boardsource.org – BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)www.nais.org – NAIS's mission is to be the national voice of independent schools and the center for collective action on their behalf.

National Business Officers Association (NBOA)www.nboa.org – NBOA develops, delivers, and promotes best business practices to advance independent schools.

National Association of College and University Business Office (NACUBO) – www.nacubo.org – The association's mission is to advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfillment of their academic missions.

The Enrollment Management Association (formerly SSATB) – www.enrollment.org – The Enrollment Management Association (formerly known as SSATB), supports their membership by offering the resources and tools that help enrollment leaders and schools thrive.

Regional and Other:

Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) – www.sais.org – The mission of SAIS is to provide leadership, accreditation services, and professional development resources that will strengthen member schools as they fulfill their missions.

APPAwww.appa.org – At APPA, we have spent nearly 100 years applying our experience, focus, and the power of member collaboration to our driving purpose: Elevating facilities professionals into influential leaders in education.

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)www.cosn.org – Empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)www.iste.org – ISTE represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.

Virtual Independent School Network (VISNET)www.ncais.org/visnet-main-page – The Virtual Independent School Network is a national educational consortium designed to provide member schools with affordable resources, tools, and professional development opportunities to support innovative teaching and learning.

State Associations:

Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AAIS)www.aisaonline.org – The Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AAIS) is a non-profit organization serving independent elementary and secondary schools in Alabama. AAIS supports its member schools by fostering communication, collaboration, and professional development.

Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)www.fcis.org – FCIS accredits coed, day, boarding and single-sex schools in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

Georgia Independent School Association (GISA)www.gisaschools.org – The mission of GISA is to advance excellence and collaboration among Georgia’s independent schools by serving the professional growth, advocacy and interscholastic needs of member schools.

Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS)www.msais.org

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)www.ncais.org – The mission of NCAIS is to support and strengthen the independent schools of North Carolina.

Palmetto Association of Independent School (PAIS)www.palmettoschools.org – The recognized voice of independent education in South Carolina, PAIS provides the shared link for South Carolina's independent schools with regional and national independent school associations like SAIS and NAIS.

South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA)www.scisa.org – The South Carolina Independent School Association provides a structure within which member schools share an awareness of mutual problems and experiences, profit from each other’s handling of these problems, and have the advantage in the operation of their respective schools and the expertise and data that is collected by and available to the Association.

Tennessee Association of Independent School (TAIS)www.taistn.com – The Tennessee Association of Independent Schools is a voluntary association of fifty-six schools located throughout the state of Tennessee.

Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)www.vais.org – VAIS is an approved accrediting body recognized by the Virginia Board of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools and is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization.