The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs (ISA) is a leading organization in private school admissions counseling and placement. It was founded by its member schools for the purpose of placing underrepresented students of color at the elementary and secondary levels of independent schools. Since 1985, we’ve provided access and opportunities to thousands of students across Southern California. Our students become exemplary members of their independent school communities, and very often, our member schools comment that their campuses are better places because of the presence of Alliance students. Once placed, ISA offers its students a sense of community, peer support, and ever-expanding post-placement services and a host of leadership development opportunities. ISA’s $1 million annual operating budget is raised each year from private sources, including from its very generous 15-member Board of Trustees. ISA has 6 full-time employees as well as part-time interns and seasonal teachers to work with our Student Orientation Program. ISA is based in the Culver City area. ISA also makes extensive use of member school spaces in the vicinity.
The Independent School Alliance provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or status, status as a veteran, status under the ADA, or other prohibited categories.