Benefits of Membership
AISNE offers its member schools a wide range of benefits including:
Access to up to 40 different professional development conferences
Inclusion in our online database of member schools
Enhanced visibility for your school via online listings of jobs, open houses, and summer programs• Nationally recognized accreditation program for elementary schools
Marketing assistance through dissemination of the Member Directory (print version) to families, school fairs, web page, and other public information activities
Access to timely membership-wide surveys, such as winter and spring enrollment surveys and reports
Diversity publications, workshops and conferences
Representation of independent schools to the media
Government relations in Massachusetts
Group health insurance program, for schools with more than 50 employees.
Frequent advisories on a wide range of issues, including legal information
Standard recommendation forms for students applying to schools
Advice and guidance on many topics from AISNE staff
Full Membership in AISNE is open to accredited, independent, non-profit elementary and secondary schools located in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. Other non-profit schools and organizations that do not meet the criteria for Full Membership may wish to be affiliate members (See link to the left).
Learn more about AISNE's criteria for membership.
AISNE Dues for the 2016-2017 School Year:
Massachusetts: $14.30 per student.
Rhode Island: $11.30 per student.
Northern New England: $10.70 per student.
Dues are calculated on a per-student basis, with a minimum ($1020) and maximum ($11,360) level in place. Dues are lower for members outside of Massachusetts in recognition that those schools are also paying dues to their state or regional associations, and that AISNE only performs government relations in Massachusetts. The per-student fee is based on the enrollment figures each school provided for the Fall of 2015.
Schools Accredited by AISNE: These schools also pay an annual accreditation fee based on the number of students enrolled and a small surcharge of $25 to partially fund the dues AISNE must pay to belong to the NAIS Commission on Accreditation.
Affiliate Members pay a flat fee of $1130.
"AISNE is dedicated to helping us become the best schools that we can be and works hard to anticipate the changing needs of the independent school world."
Vivian Wu Wong
Chair, History Department, Milton Academy
Learn About AISNE Membership
Find out how you can take advantage of all that membership can offer to your school.
Bonnie Ricci, Assistant Director