Our Community


If you are the parent of a prospective student, click here to visit our admissions page and learn more about our organization.

Parents of ISA, we’ll be by your side every step of the way. From the admission process to school selection, advice during your child’s time at school and even after graduation, we will provide assistance and answer any questions you have. The Alliance is proud of its strong parent community, which you can tap into to lean on and learn from fellow parents navigating the independent school system. The Alliance family is just a phone call or email away. 

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  • Cynthia Shackelford

    Current Advisory Council Member
    Parent - The Archer School for Girls, Brentwood School
    There have been countless teachable moments I’ve had with my four daughters over the nearly eighteen years of independent school education. Navigating these waters has been both rewarding and treacherous at times. A constant reframing of uncomfortable experiences and communing with other families like mine who are intimately acquainted with similar challenges was the only way to stay afloat.

    Thankfully, I found a safe harbor in my ISA family.
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