Admissions Process

The Independent School Alliance works closely with families throughout the entire admissions process and counsels families on independent school choice.


The Alliance admissions program encourages families of color to engage in independent school communities through a culturally competent application process. Families and students admitted into our cohort are provided nine months of support to prepare and navigate through the independent school admission process. 

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In order to apply to a member school through the Alliance, students must first be admitted into our Cohort as a candidate for placement.

  • The Alliance supports students applying for grades K–9.

  • Students that qualify for candidate status demonstrate significant ability, achievement, motivation, and citizenship.

  • Applicants for kindergarten and first grade must demonstrate school readiness.

We look forward to connecting with you at one of our MANDATORY Alliance Information Sessions. Attendance at one of the five (5) offered dates is the preliminary requirement for applying to The Alliance. Because the 90 minute sessions will be hosted virtually this year, it is imperative that you complete this form in order for your attendance to be tracked.


Information Sessions will be held at the following dates and times:


1. Tuesday, May 25 - 6PM - 7:30PM - CLOSED

2. Thursday, May 27 - 6PM - 7:30PM - CLOSED

3. Wednesday, June 2 - 6PM - 7:30PM - CLOSED

4. Saturday, June 5 - 10:30AM - 12PM - CLOSED

5. Tuesday, June 8 - 6PM - 7:30PM - CLOSED


NOTE: We are currently accepting students to be considered for placement in Fall 2022. The Fall 2021 application season has ended. Please choose your student's application grade-level accordingly.


Estamos emocionados para conectarnos contigo en una de nuestras Sesiones de Información OBLIGATORIAS. La asistencia a una de las cinco (5) fechas ofrecidas es el requisito preliminar para aplicar a nuestro programa. La sesión de noventa minutos se realizará virtualmente este año. Es importante que este formulario sea completo para que se pueda realizar un seguimiento de su asistencia.


Tenga en cuenta: Actualmente estamos aceptando estudiantes para ser considerados para la colocación en el otoño de 2022. La temporada de solicitudes de otoño del 2021 ha finalizado. Elija el nivel de grado de la solicitud de su estudiante como corresponde.

Our information sessions have concluded for cohort 38, please join our mailing list to be informed when we open the application season for cohort 39, school year 2023-2024.