Helpful Links

We have compiled a list of links that will be helpful during your exploration of an independent school education and for your admission process.

A Better Chance (ABC)

Since 1963, A Better Chance has been opening the door to educational opportunities for thousands of young people of color in this nation. Our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

The Alliance (Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs)

The Independent School Alliance is a leading organization of its kind. It was founded by its member schools for the purpose of placing underrepresented students at the elementary and secondary levels.

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) is a non-profit organization of 190 elementary, middle and secondary schools in California.


For nearly 15 years, Fastweb has been the leading scholarship search provider for every student, whether you’re in high school or a mother of two returning to school.

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for Parents and Students

Since 1989, the ISEE has provided independent schools with a rigorous instrument for evaluating applicants. Click here to register your child for the ISEE test.

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well. We offer a broad variety of services and products.

School & Student Services (SSS)

For more than 50 years, School and Student Services (SSS) has helped connect hundreds of thousands of students with an exceptional education. SSS provides a comprehensive need-based financial aid solution for you to collect the data you need with a time-tested fair and equitable approach, so you can reach the families that most need your help.


TADS works for you. We provide a thorough, end-to-end service for your school’s admissions/enrollment, financial aid and tuition management/billing departments, rather than merely providing a tool with which you perform all the work.