How much does it cost for a school to be a member?
There are two types of AISNE Membership:
- Full Members are non-profit independent schools located in MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT that are accredited by AISNE or the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), or candidates for AISNE or NEASC accreditation. Full Members are voting members of the association.
- Annual AISNE membership dues for Full Members are based on each school’s annual program revenue.
- Contact Us to learn more and or discuss what your school’s annual AISNE membership dues will be.
- Schools accredited by AISNE also pay an annual accreditation fee based on each school’s program revenue.
- In-Region Associate Members are non-profit independent schools located in MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT that are not accredited by AISNE or NEASC; or, non-profit independent schools located in CT.
- In-Region Associate Member annual membership dues are a fixed rate. Dues for the 2023-24 school year are $1,580.
- Out-of-Region Associate Members are non-profit independent schools located outside of CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT.
- Out-of-Region Associate Member annual membership dues are a fixed rate. Dues for the 2023-24 school year are $930.
What is the annual membership term?
The annual membership term begins July 1 and concludes June 30 each year. Membership dues are due in full by July 31 each year.
How does my school apply to join?
- To apply to join AISNE, a senior leader from your school (e.g. the head of school, finance director, or head’s assistant) is invited to complete a membership application.
- Each application is reviewed by AISNE staff and receives a prompt response to discuss next steps and new member school onboarding.
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What does it mean to be accredited by AISNE?
Accreditation is a service available to AISNE member elementary and middle schools in MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT.
- Accreditation provides quality assurance that a school is meeting rigorous standards in all aspects of its operations and that it is operating in alignment with its mission.
- Accreditation emphasizes institutional health and promotes continuous school improvement.
- The ultimate goal of the accreditation process is the enhancement of student learning and growth within AISNE member schools.
Which schools are candidates for AISNE accreditation?
- Non-profit independent schools located in MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT with a minimum of three consecutive grades, Kindergarten – 12th Grade, are invited to apply to be accredited by AISNE.
- Additionally, candidates for AISNE accreditation must have:
- A clear statement of mission and philosophy
- Incorporation as a not-for-profit organization as attested by federal and state records
- A non-discrimination statement as required by law
- An appropriately constituted and substantially independent governing board, in accordance with the by-laws of the corporation
- Policies and procedures to ensure that any perceived or actual conflicts of interest for board members are disclosed and managed appropriately
- Annual financial audit, performed by an independent certified public accountant, that demonstrates adequate financial resources to carry out its mission
To learn more about the AISNE accreditation process, contact Accreditation Director, Sara Wilson.