MISF connects and strengthens Minnesota’s independent schools
through exceptional training, resources, and advocacy
so they can be student-centered and mission-driven

We believe that when every independent school is connected and strong, Minnesota’s families will be able to select the school that best fits their children, and Minnesota’s students will excel.

We connect school leaders to each other and build their capacity through access to critical resources so that they are able to lead schools that thrive and meet the needs of their students, families and staff.

We create meaningful professional development opportunities for staff & teachers to learn from each other and develop new skills so that they are equipped to build exceptional schools and deliver high quality education for all students.

We advocate with a focused and united voice so that local and state policy makers will understand and support policies and practices that strengthen Minnesota’s independent schools.

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MISF Member Schools

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All About MISF

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STEM Program

The MISF STEM Program encourages and supports MISF member schools in their efforts to introduce and enhance STEM education in their schools.

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Become A Member

Join our network of over 150 schools statewide:

  • Protection for quality education
  • Education resource center
  • Statewide conventions and workshops
  • A community with common goals
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  • Members-only forum
  • Law guide and tax credit information
  • Seminar materials
  • MISF Seal
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MISF Member Schools

Get to know all of our member schools, and view a map of their locations.

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Who We Are

Watch this short video to learn more about MISF

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STEM Program

The MISF STEM Program encourages and supports MISF member schools in their efforts to introduce and enhance STEM education in their schools.

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Testimonials

“I so appreciate the MISF and the affiliation, accountability, and support it provides. As a very small, unique, Christian school, it helps to belong to a large organization.”
“I couldn’t do my job without the support of MISF. The School Leadership Conference is cost effective leadership retreat for our leadership team addressing our greatest needs. The Development, Marketing and Technology workshops during the year are excellent. Our staff always comes back with ideas to implement and perhaps best of all, people to network with after the workshop.”
“I am entirely convinced that MISF will be critical to the current and future education available to the students of MN.”
“As we all work to help our students become the best version of themselves, we are reminded that every community who still has an independent or private school is meeting the needs of our students and for this we can be proud!”
“The School Leadership Conference continues to connect, educate, and support me as a leader to encourage my work to benefit the kids I get to serve.”