Associate Members

ICAISA values the opportunity to broaden and deepen its connection to organizations that serve independent and international education. ICAISA Associate Members bring value to ICAISA by offering specialized expertise to the field of accreditation within an evolving educational landscape.

Becoming an Associate Member of ICAISA provides organizations an opportunity to join in conversations with K-12 accreditors and to increase awareness and understanding of accreditation. Furthermore, Associate Members play an active role in supporting ICAISA in fulfilling our vision to have a transformative impact on the independent and international school landscape by advancing accreditation globally.

Learn more about the value of associate membership.


Working with the ICAISA Network enhances our understanding and deepens our impactThe mission of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School is to strengthen relationships, support communities, influence social change, and broaden the field of restorative practices by partnering with practitioners, students, and scholars. The IIRP examines, teaches, and develops restorative practices – an evolving social science that looks to effect real change within communities by strengthening relationships and fostering a mutual regard among individuals. In practicing what we teach, we engage with our students, clients, and partners to share concepts and practices that focus on improving community climate and culture by increasing voice, agency, and belonging. As the science of restorative practices grows and evolves, the IIRP is dedicated to being on the forefront: pioneering new concepts, new approaches, and new methods.

International Institute for Restorative Practices (Inaugural Associate Member)
Julia Getty, Instructor


NBOA develops, delivers and promotes best business practices to advance independent schools.

National Business Officers Association
Jeffrey Shields, President & CEO


To support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders of their boards. ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.

Independent School Chairpersons Association
Bethany Di Napoli, Executive Director

The Office of Independent Schools Evaluations, Southern Africa (OISESA), was successfully established as a new quality assurance non-profit company in 2022. OISESA will conduct the evaluation of all ISASA member schools in Southern Africa. The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) is the largest and oldest independent schools’ association in Southern Africa, with over 900 member schools across South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Angola, Eswatini, Lesotho, and Botswana. ISASA’s vision, ‘Boldly leading the independent schooling sector in its pursuit to provide quality education’, holds its member schools to high standards and requires them to undergo a full school evaluation every six years as a condition of membership. OISESA aims to establish positive partnerships with these independent schools across Southern Africa, using a set of globally aligned standards to facilitate institutional reflection for continuous improvement.

Office of Independent Schools Evaluations, Southern Africa
Margot Long, Executive Director

One Schoolhouse is a partner to independent schools that envisions and embodies what’s next in education, online learning, and professional development.

One Schoolhouse
Brad Rathgeber, Head of School & CEO

Empowering schools to thrive through technology leadership.

Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Christina Lewellan, MBA, CAE, Executive Director

Association of Independent School Admission Professionals

MISSION: AISAP empowers admission and enrollment professionals to positively impact our educational communities and elevate our profession.

OUR VISION: AISAP will be the global leader and primary resource in cultivating world-class admission and enrollment professionals, advancing the profession as the foundation of institutional success, and creating the conditions for each practitioner’s continuous growth and development.

Association of Independent School Admission Professionals 
Janice Crampton, CAEP, AEMP, Executive Director | CEO

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools

NCAIS promotes educational excellence and empowers member schools to thrive in pursuit of their missions.

Our core commitments are to provide:

  • leading-edge educational opportunities
  • communities of colleagues
  • guidance in school leadership and governance
  • legislative advocacy
  • partnerships and resources

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
Stephanie Keaney, Executive Director-Elect

International Baccalaureate Organization

About International Baccalaureate

Founded in 1968 the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 50 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their rigour and high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Currently, more than 1,95 million IB students attend over 5600 schools in 159 countries. To learn more, please visit

International Baccalaureate Organization
Marie Vivas, Senior Development Manager

World Leadership Foundation

World Leadership Foundation’s mission is to partner with K12 schools to bring greater purpose to learning. Our vision is that K12
school can, and should be, the ultimate platform for launching children into lives of purpose.

World Leadership Foundation
Ross Wehner, Founder

Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools

Mission Statement: The Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools is an educational leader and professional community that empowers its members as they educate and support students, families, and institutions through a lens of equity, inclusion, and belonging in an ever-changing college admission landscape.

Vision statements:

– ACCIS will deliver timely, relevant, and innovative programming to inspire and inform members in their college counseling work;

– ACCIS will model learning and growth while leading change in independent schools to center diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in college admission counseling;

– ACCIS will work collaboratively to address the social, ethical, and pedagogical forces at play in the world we live in and their intersection with higher education.

Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools
Emmi Harward, Executive Director

National Network of Schools in Partnership, a Division of the Close Up Foundation

NNSP provides leadership and support to schools- public, charter, parochial, and independent- in providing real-life learning
opportunities for their students to help develop critical character skills through community, civic, and partnership programs.

National Network of Schools in Partnership, a Division of the Close Up Foundation
Blake Kohn, Executive Director

Global Online Academy

GOA reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.

We deepen learning through courses that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in high school, college, career, and life.

We coach teachers to think differently about how they design student learning experiences.

We work with educational leaders to ensure they have the strategies and tools to lead innovation and change.

Global Online Academy
Michael Nachbar, Executive Director

The Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales

We believe in the excellence and opportunities that come with
choice, diversity and independence in education.

AISNSW serves and champions Independent schools.

The Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales, Australia
Douglas Melrose-Rae, Associate Chief Executive

Educational Records Bureau

ERB is the trusted leader in assessment and data-driven insights for independent school educators and families, supporting the growth of the whole child. We empower educators to make data-driven decisions, tailor curricula and instruction, and support school initiatives. We support families in understanding student learning progression and outcomes.

Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Tom Rochon, President


Why Join ICAISA as an Associate Member?

From Associate Member IIRP

The International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School (IIRP) is excited about affiliating with ICAISA as an Associate Member. The IIRP Mission aligns closely with ICAISA’s Core Values, especially those of Integrity, Accountability, Inclusivity, and Collaboration. Associate Membership with ICAISA helps to position the IIRP as thought partners in 21st century independent school education, focusing on the development of practices and systems that will support independent school students with the critical personal, civic, and career competencies of authentic relationship and community building. We are looking forward to opportunities to engage directly with K-12 accreditors on topics that are relevant and critical to our work. In ICAISA, we have found a professional network of colleagues who are equally committed to promoting the evolution of young people of all backgrounds into engaged citizens and collaborative leaders.