MISF is pleased to offer membership to the state’s entire community of K-12 private and independent schools. Every nonpublic school in Minnesota deserves to benefit from MISF’s work, which includes:  protecting the education quality and autonomy private schools provide to thousands of students; safeguarding the public funds schools, staff, students, and families have the right to receive; and supporting parents in their choice of a school that best meets their child’s needs.

Full School Membership

The MISF Full School Membership is available to accredited schools. These schools will be given full membership status in MISF. Below are member requirements and opportunities:

  • Fully accredited
  • In operation for at least one year
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status from IRS
  • Willing to provide recent annual report or Form 990, as available
  • Opportunities to participate in all MISF programs, councils, and committees
  • Use of the MISF logo on all materials (print and electronic)
  • Eligible for board service

Affiliate School Membership

The MISF Affiliate School Membership is available to non-accredited schools. These schools will be given membership status in MISF with the following requirements and opportunities:

  • In operation for at least one year
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status from IRS
  • Willing to provide recent annual report or Form 990, as available
  • Opportunities to participate in all MISF programs, councils, and committees
  • Use of the MISF logo on all materials (print and electronic)
  • Not eligible for board service.

Provisional School Membership

The MISF Affiliate School Membership is available to start-up schools in operation for less than one year. These schools will be given membership status in MISF with the following provisions applying:

  • In operation less than one year
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status from IRS
  • Annual MISF membership dues must be paid in full prior to official membership approval
  • Willing to provide recent annual report or Form 990, as available
  • Use of the MISF logo on all materials (print and electronic)
  • Not eligible for MISF STEM Grants
  • Not eligible for service on MISF committees, councils, or board of directors.

Dues And Membership Policies

The membership dues and payment policies as outlined below pertain to all school membership levels. All memberships renew annually. The membership year is July 1 to June 30.

Dues are $4.50 per student; or $250 for schools with 55 or fewer students. Member schools may pay an additional $0.50 per student “opt-in” fee and receive an annual membership to the Science House, a resource facility available September through May. Membership fees include a number of valuable benefits to enhance the growth and strength of each school.

Billing

New Membership

  • Annual dues payable 30 days from the invoice date
  • Invoices more than 60 days outstanding from the date of the original billing will result in temporary suspension of member benefits
  • New member schools will be invoiced annually as outlined under Renewal Membership

Renewal Membership

  • One annual billing cycle
  • Invoices are dated July 1 with a 30-day payment term
  • Invoices more than 60 days outstanding from the date of the original billing will result in temporary suspension of member benefits

Termination

A member may terminate its membership at any time by giving written notice to the President of MISF. Such termination shall be effective on the date it is received, or the date specified in the termination notification, whichever is later. Annual MISF membership and Science House fees are nonrefundable.

Questions?

Send an email to membership@misf.org, or call us at 651-297-6716

Sign Up

Thank you for reviewing our membership offerings. If you would like to sign up for a School Membership, please follow the link below.

School Membership Application