To support and connect Independent Schools in Minnesota by:

  • Working to foster and preserve the independence and freedom of choice in education.
  • Providing a forum for professional development and the exchange of ideas among faculty and staff.
  • Fostering communication, collaboration, and support across leadership at member schools.
  • Promoting the features and benefits of Independent Schools to prospective families and employees.


Independent Schools are "independent" because they each have a distinct educational mission, and are independently governed by a board of trustees.
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Through the ISACS accreditation process, MAIS schools hold themselves publicly accountable to all who seek assurance that they meet accepted standards...
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As part of the private school community, Independent Schools include coeducational, single-sex, and special focus institutions, as well as boarding and day schools.
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Parent Presentation: "Foundations of Intercultural Development"

Monday, February 5th6:30pm Lake Country School Gym All are welcome! Need child care during the event? Call 612-827-3707 to sign up (LCS current students only).

Nehrwr (pronounced "nay-wah") Abdul-Wahid is a nationally recognized consultant for his work on authentic community building. He focuses on building capacity to maximize diversity as a necessary resource. Nehrwr's unique ability to effectively use experiential learning to generate authentic dialogue and self-reflection has benefitted clients across the globe.

The primary objectives of the presentation are to:

• Provide shared meaning of key concepts and terms related to cultural competency.

• Increase awareness of one's own cultural influences on their interactions with others.

• Develop tools to aid in gathering information about other cultural groups.