Mission and Strategic Plan

Mission Statement (approved May, 2014)


With an ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion, the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) shapes the educational landscape for independent schools through leadership, education, service, and strategic advocacy.


Core Values


The Transformative Power of Education
We hold that children are inherently good and embody our hope for the future.  AISNE schools, and all schools, have the potential to make our world better through their work to inspire, guide, and educate children.
The Community of Independent Schools
AISNE recognizes the autonomy of each independent school and the importance of collaboration among schools.
Consistent, responsive, and relevant service to independent schools is fundamental to AISNE’s purpose.
Equity and Inclusion
AISNE values the diversity of its member schools and is committed to serving them equitably. AISNE has a responsibility to encourage schools, within the context of their missions, to include children and families of many backgrounds in their communities and to create educational environment
s in which each person is valued and included.
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"AISNE provides a wide range of professional development opportunities that contributes to extraordinary teaching and school leadership."

Holly Carter
Professor of Education, Northeastern University

Learn About AISNE Membership

Find out how you can take advantage of all that membership can offer to your school.

Bonnie Ricci, Assistant Director

Learn About Corporate Subscriber Membership

AISNE offers membership benefits to select for-profit organizations.

Carol Peterson, Assistant Director for Business Services