About Us

Our Mission

ADVIS advances independent schools through professional development, connection and collaboration, and thought leadership.

Our Principles

  • Advocate for the unique and exceptional value of member schools and
    promote public awareness, understanding of and respect for independent education.
  • Provide thought leadership on significant issues and developments in education and how they impact leading excellent schools.
  • Provide exemplary professional growth programs and visionary leadership development programs for independent school leaders.
  • Inform and counsel leaders of member schools about administrative professional best practices.
  • Foster communication, positive collegial relationships and collaborative projects through forums for networking and the exchange of ideas among members.
  • Serve as the central resource for families to learn about the diverse options of our excellent member schools.
  • Establish positive relationships with local, regional and national independent school associations and other relevant organizations, colleges and universities.

Statement of Commitment to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ADVIS has an institutional commitment to the principles of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
In the conduct of its official business, ADVIS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, 
creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national origin, or any other characteristic.