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The National Association of Independent Schools

The Association of Boarding Schools

SSS by NAIS (Financial Aid)

Independent Educational Consultants Association

We recommend that you begin with a general guide to independent schools, such as those offered by The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). Guidebooks to independent schools from commercial publishers are also available at your local public library or bookstore. Our School Search can also provide you with information about and links to independent schools.

Regional associations of independent schools also offer overviews of the schools geographically. You can find listings of regional associations on the NAIS website. Make a list of schools you like and discuss them.

If you are not sure how to choose the right school, or need help navigating the application and financial aid process, consider working with an educational consultant.  You can find a list of educational consultants in our Member Search or via the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) website.