Fast Facts About ADVIS:
Over 130 Member Schools in the tristate, 13 county Greater Delaware Valley region…
Educate nearly 50,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school; 31% students of color
Employ over 11,000 faculty, administrators, and staff
Award nearly $325,000,000 in need based financial aid to 36% of students
Represent more than 500,000 alumni
Collectively have an annual operating budget greater than one billion dollars!
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Benefits of ADVIS Membership    
ADVIS is proud to be widely considered “the best value in town” by our member schools. We are committed to making ADVIS membership the very best investment schools can make for the professional development of your administrative staff and trustees, and the advancement of your school.

Professional development for administrators and trustees, and marketing and advocacy for our member schools and independent education in general, are the two major components of our mission. We produce approximately 30 professional development workshops per year for administrators and trustees in order to strengthen and sustain our schools. And we work proactively to leverage social networking, the web, broadcast, and other media to promote ADVIS and our website as the go-to resource and portal to learn about the GREAT schools in the Greater Delaware Valley -- our schools!

Highlights of the Value of ADVIS Membership    
  • 30 (+/-) local face-to face (F2F) professional development programs per year for administrators and trustees, many at no charge, the balance for a very reasonable fee. 
  • Access to online or blended learning sessions for administrators/trustees.
  • Inclusion of and link to your school on the ADVIS website, which we market as the go-to resource about independent education and our member schools in the Greater Delaware Valley. 
  • Permission to display the ADVIS Proud Member Badge on your website which says that you are accredited, you follow best practices and you are looking to be part of the advancement of the wider educational community.
  • Ongoing advocacy, marketing and public relations with the local media, opinion leaders, and the general public on behalf of all member schools.
  • Inclusion of all key administrators in the ADVIS Virtual Learning Community (Ning), which facilitates sharing of resources, information and learning among ADVIS members.
  • Inclusion in the ADVIS Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students, published in major newspapers throughout our region, as required by the IRS to maintain 501©3 status.
  • Five (5) copies of the ADVIS Membership & Resource Directory, with contact information for the key administrators of all member schools (additional copies available at cost).
  • Participation in and access to collaborative projects and special services, such as ADVIS’ Confidential Common Recommendation Form, Open House and Notification Dates Survey (which will be kept current and posted on the ADVIS website), and “quick pulse-read” admissions and development surveys (results summarized and shared with appropriate administrators, as needed).
  • Access, inclusion and support for NAIS' DASL survey service for individual school benchmarking capability and aggregate association statistics
  • Use of "In Support of Independent Education" brochures, which make the case for Annual Giving for parents, grandparents, alumni and other constituencies.
  • Posting of open administrative positions in your school on the ADVIS website (no charge).
  • Access to our network of over 130 member independent schools' administrators and trustees from throughout the Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley metropolitan region. 

From my perspective, ADVIS understands its mission and remains true to it better than any other organization we belong to -- thanks for being there for our schools. It matters.
-- Steve Piltch, Head of School
The Shipley School

I appreciate all the support that ADVIS gives to its member schools – it’s one of my most valuable resources for training and information. Thanks for being great… and being open to constructive feedback.
-- Jennifer Burns, Director of Advancement
Solebury School

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