Save the Date!
2021 Private & Independent Education Awards ~ Online/Virtual Event
Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:00 PM

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the
2021 Private and Independent Education Awards

MISF is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Private and Independent Education Awards. All private and independent schools in Minnesota are eligible and encouraged to participate. Nominations may be submitted by students, staff, board members, parents, school leaders, or anyone connected to the school community.

Do you know an exceptional educator? How about the volunteer who handles lots of assignments? Who has made a difference in your community by their philanthropy? Take the time to nominate them in one of the following categories.

If you would like to review the nomination form prior to submitting one, click here.


This award recognizes the quiet and essential work of an individual who supports the school outside the classroom. These individuals go out of their way to make the school environment welcoming, friendly, and caring. School staff, coaches, volunteers and other behind the scenes workers may be nominated for this award.


This award celebrates the work of an individual or group that has benefited a school and the community in which the school is located. Board members, donors, and other school supporters may be nominated for this award.


This award highlights an innovative or successful program that supports engagement and academic achievement for the school, students, or faculty.


This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of school heads, presidents, principals, superintendents, or executive directors.


This award recognizes that special teacher at a school who has a passion for students and education. They’re creative, innovative, fair and compassionate, and they model integrity and excellence. They are involved in their communities, and they achieve exceptional outcomes.

Click here to submit a nomination

2020 Private & Independent Education Awards Winners