Mission

The Minnesota Independent School Forum (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 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.

Our communities are facing rapid change, and we need agile young people who are prepared to solve complex challenges and embrace new opportunities – this will only happen if all students have the opportunity to attend the school that is the best fit for them.

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 and 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.

Learn more about MISF by following the links on the left side of this page.