Learn how an independent school can help your child thrive.
What Are Independent Private Schools?
Independent schools come in all shapes and sizes. At an independent school, you can find a community that meets each child’s educational needs.
School Search Timeline
Use these monthly tips to guide you during the upcoming year.
Define Your Ideal School
These questions will help you identify the optimal learning environment for your child.
Make the Most of School Visits
Know what to look for and what questions to ask with this helpful checklist.
To help you find the independent school that is right for your student, search the NAIS database of member and subscriber schools:
The Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is your gateway to financial aid from the nation's leading private and independent schools.
We estimate the amount you can contribute to school expenses and forward that estimate to the schools where you're applying. It's one form, for one fee, for any number of siblings, for any number of schools.
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