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Boarding School Networks

Browse various boarding school associations throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad.

Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS).
The AMCSUS is a group of schools which provide an education in a military environment with emphasis on values, leadership and service to others.
Catholic Boarding Schools Association (CBSA)
The CBSA is an affiliation of North American Catholic schools, which share a residential component in their educational programs.
Junior Boarding School Association (JBSA)
The JBSA, founded in 1989, is committed to creating a positive and dynamic awareness of the junior boarding school experience.
New York Boarding Schools (NYBS)
New York Boarding Schools is an association of 13 boarding schools located in New York State serving students from around the nation and the world.
Small Boarding School Association (SBSA)
The SBSA promotes personal and professional dialogue among small boarding school educators and educational consultants.
Southeastern Association of Boarding Schools (SABS)
SABS is a coalition of schools committed to promoting and supporting boarding education opportunities in the southeastern United States.
Ten Schools Admissions Organization (TSAO)
Ten Schools Admissions Organization (TSAO)
The Eight Schools Association (ESA)

The Eight Schools are Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, Northfield Mount Hermon, Phillips Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy and St. Paul’s.
Western Boarding Schools Association (WBSA)
The WBSA is an association of 39 college preparatory schools representing the western Unites States and Canada.

Partner Organizations

A short list of professional organizations engaged in the support and advancement of the boarding school community.

ASSIST provides opportunites for outstanding international students to attend the finest American independent secondary schools on one-year scholarships.
Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools
ACCIS supports the essential work of college counselors in independent schools by affirming their unique leadership role in educational communities where they serve the young people in their care.
Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)
The mission of the AISAP is to support and advance those involved in admission and enrollment management. TABS ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Campus Outreach Services (COS)
COS works with schools across the country to create a variety of special projects designed to promote student safety and wellness.
Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
ERB is a leading non-profit educational services provider with membership covering 47 states and 45 countries.
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
The IECA is a not-for-profit, international professional association representing full-time experienced independent educational advisors. TABS ASSOCIATE MEMBER
National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
NBOA is the definitive professional resource and leading advocate for independent school business officers. TABS ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB)
SSATB is the premier professional organization and test program provider to independent secondary schools nationally and internationally. TABS ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Sister Associations

A collection of leading national and international advocates of boarding education.

Australian Boarding School Association (ABSA)
The ABSA is the leading authority in Australia on boarding for school-aged children.
Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA)
The BSA is the United Kingdom Association serving and representing member boarding schools, training staff and promoting boarding education.
Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
Green Schools Alliance (GSA)
GSA was created by schools for schools, and is working with and through schools worldwide to take action on climate change and the environment.
International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC)
The IBSC is a not-for-profit coalition of schools from around the world dedicated to the education and development of boys world-wide.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
NAIS's mission is to be the national voice of independent schools and the center for collective action on their behalf.
The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)
The National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) is a leading advocate for girls education. TABS ASSOCIATE MEMBER