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Access Organizations

Promoting equity of access to educations opportunities for students across the country.

Educational Consultants

Find educational consultants in your area.

Independent School Associations

Find your local associations for more information on school and learning resources in your area.

Regional Parent Fairs

Find regional parent fairs and other events in your area.

external networks and organizations

Access Organizations

Promoting equity of access to educational opportunities for students across the country.
Access organizations work with high-achieving students from marginalized populations to help them access higher education opportunities. These organizations are typically not-for-profits, and can help families navigate school search and admissions processes, in addition to providing supplemental resources.
The access organizations featured here are ERB members, and this list is not exhaustive. There may be other access organizations serving your local community.
OrganizationArea(s) ServedWebsite
A Better ChanceNationalhttps://www.abetterchance.org/
Queen City FoundationCincinnati, OHhttp://queencityfoundation.org/
Oliver ScholarsNew York, NYhttps://www.oliverscholars.org/
Young Eisner Scholars (YES)Los Angeles, CA | New York, NY | Chicago, IL | Appalachia, NChttp://www.yesscholars.org/
Independent School Alliance for Minority AffairsGreater Los Angeles, CAhttps://www.independentschoolalliance.org/
Prep for PrepNew York, NYhttps://www.prepforprep.org/
Rainier ScholarsGreater Seattle Area, WAhttps://www.rainierscholars.org/
SteppingstonesPhiladelphia, PAhttps://www.steppingstonescholars.org/
NJ SeedsNew Jersey (state)https://njseeds.org/
REACH Prep Inc.Fairfield County, CT | Westchester County, NY | The Bronx, NYChttps://www.reachprep.org/
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.)Greater Baltimore Area, MDhttp://www.besttrust.org/
Peninsula BridgeSan Francisco Peninsula, CAhttps://www.peninsulabridge.org/
The Steppingstone FoundationBoston, MAhttps://www.tsf.org/
High JumpChicago, ILhttps://highjumpchicago.org/
Breakthrough San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAhttps://www.breakthroughsf.org/
Fund for Advancing Minorities through Education (FAME)Greater Pittsburgh Area, PAhttps://famefund.org/
Aspire Program at Hathaway Brown SchoolGreater Cleveland Area, OHhttps://www.hb.edu/page.cfm?p=285
HYPELos Angeles, CAhttp://www.hypelosangeles.org/index.php

Educational Consultants

Educational consultants offer a variety of services—from advising K-12 school districts to helping families find good academic and social fits for their learners, Educational Consultants can be a great resource.
Please note that the list of educational consultants presented here is not exhaustive. ERB does not endorse consultants.
OfficeWebsite
Steinbrecherhttps://www.steinbrecherconsulting.com/
Moses & Farrellhttp://mosesfarrell.com/
McGhee & Associateshttp://www.drmcgheeandassociates.com/
John Gray Educational Consultinghttps://www.johngrayconsulting.com/
LEAD Education (Kindergarten readiness + special needs)www.leadeducationla.com
Main Line Educational Serviceshttp://www.mainline-edservice.com/
Starr Educational Serviceswww.starreducation.org
Cube Educational Services (International/Korea)http://www.cubed.co.kr/

Independent School and Other Associations

Find your local associations here for more information on schools and learning resources in your area.
Associations in your community can help you locate schools, learning resources, scholarship programs, and more. Our directory is robust but not exhaustive, and there may be other associations in your area not listed here.

Association NameRegion ServedWebsite
AdvancEDGlobalhttp://www.advanc-ed.org/
Alabama Independent School AssociationAlabamahttp://www.aisaonline.org/
American Association of Christian SchoolsNationalhttp://www.aacs.org
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign LanguagesGlobalhttps://www.actfl.org/
American Montessori SocietyNationalhttp://www.amshq.org
American Secondary Schools For International StudentNationalwww.assist-inc.org
Anglican School AssociationNationalhttps://anglicanschools.org/
Association for Experimental EducationGlobalwww.aee.org
Association for Middle Level EducationNationalhttps://www.amle.org/
Association for Supervision and Curriculum DevelopmentGlobalhttp://www.ascd.org/
Association of American Schools in MexicoMexicohttp://www.asomex.org/indexAsomex.htm
Association of American Schools in South AmericaSouth Americahttp://www.aassa.com/
Association of American Schools of Central AmericaCentral Americahttp://www.aascaonline.net/
Association of Christian Schools InternationalGlobalhttp://www.acsi.org/
Association of Classical Christian SchoolsNationalwww.accsedu.org/
Association of College Counselor in Independent SchoolsGlobalhttps://www.accisnet.org/
Association of Colombian-Caribbean American SchoolsCaribbean | Colombiahttps://www.tri-association.org/page.cfm?p=359
Association of Colorado Independent SchoolsColoradohttp://www.acischools.com
Association of Delaware Valley Independent SchoolsDelaware Valleyhttp://www.advis.org
Association of Independent Maryland and DC SchoolsMaryland | Washington D.C.http://www.aimsmddc.org/
Association of Independent Maryland SchoolsMarylandhttp://www.aimsmd.org
Association of Independent School Admission ProfessionalsNationalwww.aisap.org
Association of Independent Schools of FloridaFloridahttps://www.aisfl.com/
Association of Independent Schools of New EnglandNew Englandhttp://www.aisne.org
Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the U.S.Nationalhttp://www.amcsus.org
Association of Waldorf Schools of AmericaNationalhttp://www.whywaldorfworks.org
Atlanta Area Association of Independent SchoolsGreater Atlanta, GAhttp://www.aaais.org/
Council of Bilingual Schools (COBIS)Nationalhttps://www.cobisschools.com/
California Association of Independent SchoolsCaliforniahttp://www.caisca.org
Center for Initiatives in Jewish EducationNationalhttp://www.thecije.org/
Christian Schools InternationalGlobalhttps://www.csionline.org/
Church Schools in the Diocese of VirginiaVirginiahttp://www.thediocese.net/Diocesan_Organizations/Church_Schools/
Classical Conversations (Homeschooling)Nationalhttps://www.classicalconversations.com/
Classical Latin School AssociationNationalhttps://classicallatin.org/
Cleveland Council of Independent SchoolsGreater Cleveland Area, OHhttp://www.ccis-ohio.org
Connecticut Association of Independent SchoolsConnecticuthttp://www.caisct.org/
Council for Advancement and Support of EducationGlobalhttp://www.case.org
Council for American Private EducationNationalhttp://www.capenet.org
Council of Educational Standards & AccountabilityNationalwww.cesaschools.org
East Bay Independent Schools AssociationSan Francisco Bay Area, CAwww.ebisaca.org/
Elementary School Heads AssociationNationalhttp://www.elementaryschoolheads.org
Enrollment Management AssociationGlobalhttps://www.enrollment.org/
Florida Association of Christian Colleges and SchoolsFloridahttp://www.faccs.org
Florida Council of Independent SchoolsFloridahttp://www.fcis.org/
Florida Kindergarten CouncilFloridahttp://www.fkconline.org
Friends Council on EducationNationalhttp://friendscouncil.org/
Georgia High School AssociationGeorgiahttp://www.ghsa.net
Georgia Independent School AssociationGeorgiahttps://www.gisaschools.org/
Gloucester Chamber of CommerceGloucester County, VAhttp://www.gloucestervachamber.org/
Golden State Association of Christian SchoolsCaliforniahttp://www.gsacsca.org/
Hawaii Association of Independent SchoolsHawaiihttp://www.hais.org
Illinois Coalition of Non-Public SchoolsIllinoishttp://www.icns.net
Independent Schools of Greater WashingtonWashington D.C.http://www.aisgw.org
Independent Schools Association of Northern New EnglandNew Englandhttp://www.isanne.org/
Independent Schools Association of the Central StatesIllinois | Indiana | Kentucky | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Ohio | Wisconsinwww.isacs.org
Independent Schools Association of the SouthwestArizona | Kansas | Louisiana | New Mexico | Oklahoma | Texashttp://www.isasw.org/
Independent Schools of St. LouisGreater St. Louis, MOhttp://www.independentschools.org/
Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay AreaSan Francisco Bay Area, CAhttps://www.issfba.org/
Index SchoolsNationalhttp://indexgroups.org/
Institute for Catholic Liberal EducationNationalhttps://www.catholicliberaleducation.org/
International BaccalaureateGlobalhttp://www.ibo.org/
International Dyslexia AssociationGlobalhttp://eida.org/
International Montessori CouncilGlobalhttps://www.montessori.org/the-international-montessori-council-imc/
International Montessori SocietyGlobalhttp://www.imsmontessori.org/
http://www.imsmontessori.org/Globalhttp://www.literacyworldwide.org/
ISAAGNYGreater New York City | Westchester | New Jerseyhttp://www.isaagny.org/
Islamic Schools League of AmericaNationalhttps://theisla.org/
Kamehameha SchoolsHawaiihttp://www.ksbe.edu
Kentucky Association for College Admission CounselingKentuckyhttp://kyacac.org/
Kentucky Association of Independent SchoolsKentuckyhttp://www.mykais.org/
Lake Michigan Association of Independent SchoolsLake Michiganhttp://www.lmais.org/
Louisiana Association of Independent SchoolsLouisianahttp://www.thelais.org
Louisiana High School Athletic AssociationLouisianahttp://www.lhsaa.org/
Lutheran School Association of DecaturDecatur, ILhttp://www.lsadecatur.net/
Maryland Association of Non-public Special Education FacilitiesMarylandhttp://mansef.org/
Minnesota Association of Independent SchoolsMinnesotahttp://www.mn-ais.org
MISBO (Making Independent Schools Be Outstanding)Nationalwww.misbo.com
Mississippi Association of Independent SchoolsMississippiwww.msais.org
Montessori Administrators AssociationGlobalMontessori Administrators Association
Montessori FoundationGlobalhttp://www.montessori.org/
Montessori Schools of MassachusettsMassachusettshttp://www.msmresources.org/
Montessori UnlimitedNationalhttps://www.montessori.com/
National Association of Student CouncilsNationalhttps://www.nasc.us/?SSO=true
National Association for College Admission CounselingNationalhttp://www.nacacnet.org
National Association for Gifted ChildrenNationalhttps://www.nagc.org/
National Association for Professional Development SchoolsNationalhttps://napds.org/
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenNationalhttp://www.naeyc.org/
National Association of Elementary School PrincipalsNationalhttp://www.naesp.org/
National Association of Episcopal SchoolsNationalhttp://www.naes.org
National Association of Independent SchoolsNationalhttp://www.nais.org/
National Association of Private Catholic And Independent SchoolsNationalhttp://napcis.org/
National Association of Secondary School PrincipalsNationalhttp://www.nassp.org/
National Association of Therapeutic Schools and ProgramsNationalwww.natsap.org
National Association of University-Model SchoolsNationalwww.naums.net
National Business Officers AssociationNationalhttp://www.nboa.net
National Catholic Educational AssociationNationalhttp://www.ncea.org
National Christian School AssociationNationalhttp://www.nationalchristian.org/
National Coalition of Girls SchoolsNationalhttp://www.ncgs.org/
National Communication AssociationNationalhttps://www.natcom.org/
National Council For Private School AccreditationNationalhttp://www.ncpsa.org/
National Council of Teachers of EnglishNationalNational Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of MathematicsNationalhttp://www.nctm.org/
National Independent Private Schools AssociationNationalhttp://www.nipsa.org
National Science Teachers AssociationNationalhttp://www.nsta.org/
Nativity Miguel CoalitionNationalhttps://www.nativitymiguel.org/what-we-do
Network of Sacred Heart SchoolsUS + Canadahttps://www.sacredheartusc.education/
Nevada Association of School AdministratorsNevadahttp://www.nvadministrator.org/index.html
New England Association of Schools and CollegesNew Englandhttp://www.neasc.org/
New England League of Middle SchoolsNew Englandhttp://www.nelms.org/
New Jersey Association of Independent SchoolsNew Jerseyhttp://www.njais.org
New Jersey Education AssociationNew Jerseywww.njea.org
New York Association for the Education of Young ChildrenNew Yorkhttp://nyaeyc.org/
New York State Association of Independent SchoolsNew Yorkhttp://www.nysais.org/
North American Coalition for Christian Admission ProfessionalsUS + Canadahttp://www.naccap.org/
North Carolina Association of Independent SchoolsNorth Carolinawww.ncais.org/
Northwest Association of Independent SchoolsAlaska | British Columbia | Idaho | Montana | Nevada | Oregon | Utah | Washington | Wyominghttp://www.nwais.org/
Ohio Association of Independent SchoolsOhiohttp://www.oais.org
Pennsylvania Association of Independent SchoolsPennsylvaniahttp://www.paispa.org/
Private Schools Interscholastic AssociationTexashttps://www.psiaacademics.org/
Prizmah Center for Jewish Day SchoolsUS + Canadahttps://prizmah.org/
Society for Classical LearningNationalhttps://societyforclassicallearning.org/
South Carolina Independent School AssociationSouth Carolinahttp://www.scisa.org/
Southern Association for College Admission CounselingAL | AR | FL | GA | LA | MI | NC | SC | TNhttp://www.sacac.org/
Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsAL | FL | GA | KY | LA | MI | NC | SC | TN | TX | VA | Latin Americawww.sacs.org
Southern Association of Independent SchoolsAL | FL | GA | MS | NC | SC | TN | TXhttp://www.sais.org/
Southern Baptist Association of Christian SchoolsAL | AR | FL | GA | KY |LAhttp://www.sbacs.org
Southwestern Association of Episcopal SchoolsAR| AZ | LA | OK | TX |http://www.swaes.org/
Tennessee Association of Independent SchoolsTennesseewww.taistn.com
Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic SchoolsTennesseehttp://www.tanasonline.org/
Texas Alliance of Accredited Private SchoolsTexashttp://taaps.org/
Texas Association of Private and Parochial SchoolsTexashttp://tapps.net/
Texas Association of Private SchoolsTexashttp://www.texasprivateschools.org/
Texas Education AgencyTexashttp://tea.texas.gov/
Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors AssociationTexashttp://www.tepsa.org/
Texas Private School Music Educators AssociationTexashttp://www.tpsmea.org/
The Association of Boarding SchoolsGlobalhttps://www.boardingschools.com/for-schools.aspx
The Cum Laude SocietyNationalhttps://www.cumlaudesociety.org/
The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents (Homeschool)Ontario, CAhttps://ontariohomeschool.org/
Tri-Rivers Educational Computer AssociationOhiohttp://Treca.org
Tri-State ConsortiumTri-State Area (NY | CT | NJ)http://www.tristateconsortium.org/
Virginia Association of Independent SchoolsVirginiahttps://www.vais.org/RelId/33637/ISvars/default/Home.htm
Virginia Council for Private EducationVirginiahttp://www.vcpe.org/
Washington Federation of Independent SchoolsWashington (state)http://www.wfis.org/
Western Association of College Admissions CounselorsWestern U.S.www.wacac.org
Western Association of Schools and CollegesWestern U.S.https://www.acswasc.org/
Western Boarding School AssociationAZ | CA | CO | Hawaii | ID | OR | TX | UT| WA | British Col. | Vancouverhttp://www.wbsa.net/
Western Catholic Educational AssociationWestern U.S.http://www.westwcea.org/
Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent SchoolsWisconsinhttp://www.wcris.org/

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Regional Parent Fairs

Find out more about parent events in your area.
FairWebsite
Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) https://www.aisne.org/events/for-families-parents-and-caregivers
Black Student Fundhttp://blackstudentfund.org/
Houston’s Independent School Fairhttps://www.houstonisd.org/magnet
Parents League NYChttps://www.parentsleague.org/
Peninsula Bridge Parent Fairhttps://www.peninsulabridge.org/events
Puget Sound Independent School Fair (PSIS)http://pugetsoundindependentschools.org/fairs/
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