The Minnesota Independent School Forum’s mission is to strengthen Minnesota’s K-12 independent schools through advocacy and advancement. Along with directly serving Minnesota’s K-12 independent school community, MISF also helps inform lawmakers, policy makers, and the general public about the contributions that independent education makes to our state and society. It increases the sector’s capacity for collective action and, through its relationship with the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), advances positions of common interest on behalf of the state’s independent schools. Relationships are built with donors to support targeted programs, and member schools are provided with resources, connections, education, and expertise in critical disciplines. There are tens of thousands of students enrolled in K-12 independent schools in Minnesota. MISF believes each student deserves and needs to benefit from its programs, services, education, research, and public policy support.