MINNDEPENDENT connects and strengthens Minnesota’s independent schools
through exceptional training, resources, and advocacy
so they can be student-centered and mission-driven

We believe that when every independent school is connected and strong, Minnesota’s families will be able to select the school that best fits their children, and Minnesota’s students will excel.

We connect school leaders to each other and build their capacity through access to critical resources so that they are able to lead schools that thrive and meet the needs of their students, families and staff.

We create meaningful professional development opportunities for staff & teachers to learn from each other and develop new skills so that they are equipped to build exceptional schools and deliver high quality education for all students.

We advocate with a focused and united voice so that local and state policy makers will understand and support policies and practices that strengthen Minnesota’s independent schools.

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Thanks for the friendly welcome. I look forward to learning and growing in my new position and need all the help I can get. I have heard wonderful things about MINNDEPENDENT…

I wanted to thank you for assembling all of these resources in one spot. I submitted our EANS application last week and it went off without a hitch, thanks to you!

 “I appreciate all the work that you are doing to find answers to these questions. It is for this reason that membership in MINNDEPENDENT is so valuable. Thanks for being a resource for us! “

“Thank you so much for the efforts you put in and for the work you do to advocate for our independent schools. We feel connected after this event – independent but not alone. Thank you!”

“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We so appreciate and are grateful for the grant money we received.  It brought hope to us!”

“In this new era of distance learning, student devises are critical.  With this grant, we will be able to provide those devises to a great number of our students.  I am so grateful.”