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Affiliations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools

The Association of Boarding Schools

"The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is the public voice for college-preparatory boarding schools and the central resource for boarding school education. [TABS serves] roughly 300 boarding schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad. Serving as a bridge between schools and students, [TABS] actively supports the needs of boarding schools themselves, and provides information and insight to families about the benefits of a boarding school environment." (Source: www.boardingschools.com)


The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education

"CSEE represents a broad network of schools that share resources and commit together to nurture ethically rigorous and spiritually grounded citizens for tomorrow's world. [CSEE helps] schools focus programs for maximum effectiveness in light of moral, ethical, and spiritual goals: advisory and community service programs, character/ethical development initiatives, student leadership programs, world religions courses, honor systems (codes, councils, etc.), and spiritual development initiatives." (Source: csee.org)


Connecticut Association of Independent Schools


"The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, founded in 1950, is a voluntary association of 97 non-profit independent schools serving over 30,000 students from all Connecticut towns and many other states and countries. CAIS is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with NAIS and NEASC, and a Recognized Accrediting Association in the State of Connecticut." (Source: caisct.org)



National Association of Independent Schools


"The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well." (Source: nais.org)



National Coalition of Girls' Schools


"The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) is a leading advocate for girls’ education with a distinct commitment to the transformative power of all-girls schools. The Coalition acts at the forefront of educational thought, collaborating and connecting globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to empowering girls to be influential contributors to the world." (Source: ncgs.org)


Online School for Girls


The Online School for Girls, founded in 2009 by four independent girls' schools, is the first single-gender and independent online school in the world and has grown to include over fifty of the best nationally and internationally known schools. The school is committed to providing a challenging and engaging experience for its students, emphasizing connection, creativity, collaboration and application as critical  principles to the learning process. (Source: onlineschoolforgirls.org)




"SPHERE is a consortium of independent schools from the greater Hartford area that came together in the early 70’s because of a common commitment to diversity, originally expressed through summer enrichment programs for students from the city of Hartford. Today, the Consortium consists of ten member schools: Avon Old Farms, Cobb School, Montessori, The Ethel Walker School, KingswoodOxford School, The Loomis Chaffee School, Miss Porter's School, Renbrook School, Suffield Academy, Watkinson School and Westminster School." (Source: sphereschools.org)

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