At ISA, we open the door to unparalleled education for students of color, opportunities many didn't know existed. For racial communities currently underrepresented in independent schools, we provide a pathway to success through application assistance and ongoing support programs.
Our ISA students and their parents are family. We are by your side from your first contact with us until long after your student graduates. Our goal is to find the school that is right for your student. We aim to demystify the complex admissions process and guide your family through application submission, the interview, entrance testing and tuition assistance application. Once your student is accepted, we will continue to provide robust support programs throughout their educational journey. We'll open the door, your student will make their mark.
Current 2nd Grade Student, Chadwick School "The Independent School Alliance means a lot to me. It means support, opportunity, and a great education."
Current 11th Grade Student, Harvard-Westlake "The Independent School Alliance signifies a family. It gives a deeper sense of community."
Cecilia & Gabriel Lopez
Current Parents, St. James School
"The Alliance and St. James School have been a blessing for all my family. The Alliance was the guiding light that took us to what we consider one of the best schools in Los Angeles....
Read more about their story here.
Alumnus, Crossroads School "The Independent School Alliance propelled me in the right direction toward reconciling who I am with where I am. It also helped clarify my calling to pave a road to success for growing black and brown girls."
Click here to visit our Alumni Page.
Alumnus, Westridge School Advisory Council Member
"The Independent School Alliance gave me the gift of access to an exceptional education. They provided resources and a sense of community that supported my family through my sometimes exclusive-feeling independent school."
Click here to visit our Board & Advisory Council Page.
Elijah “Ejayy” DeVaughn is an outstanding individual who underwent the Independent School Alliance program to get into Chadwick School. Now, he soars past the halls of Harvard University.
Click here to view this amazing interview of Ejayy and his mother on Good Morning America!
"Without the Independent School Alliance, I don't know where I'd be today. To me the Independent School Alliance meant opportunity, it meant love, it meant someone cared and wanted to see this little black boy from Compton, California win."
“Celebrating the diversity in our schools and working toward greater equity and inclusion in our communities. We hope that our campus will provide a safe space for everyone to communicate openly, make professional and personal connections, and advance the valuable diversity work we all seek to do. We know that living up to these lofty aspirations will require constant effort and courageous will, and so I am grateful to the Alliance for providing this opportunity for our schools to work together and, in the most literal sense of the word, encourage each other.”
- Rick Commons, President and Head of Harvard- Westlake School