MINNDEPENDENT formerly MN Independent School Forum

A nonprofit organization

MINNDEPENDENT, formerly Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) connects and strengthens Minnesota's independent schools through exceptional training, resources, and advocacy so they can be student-centered and mission-driven.

MINNDEPENDENT is the largest membership organization serving private and independent schools in Minnesota. We respect the autonomy of each school while recognizing their shared desire for support. We bring member schools together for connection, collaboration, capacity building, critical resource access, and collective action. 

MINNDEPENDENT serves as a trusted beacon for private and independent schools by providing: 


We offer a variety of professional development opportunities, including an annual school leadership conference, 

STEM education conference, and topical seminars throughout the year.


We foster relationships with funders, businesses, and community organizations on behalf of member schools, resulting in grants, in-kind services, and professional resources.

Public Policy

We advocate for the interests of private & independent schools, providing a consistent voice at the state level.

When we work together, we learn from each other and grow stronger, paving the way toward a bright future for member schools and their students.


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MINNDEPENDENT formerly MN Independent School Forum

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Education Science, Tech & Business


445 Minnesota St Stuite 505
St. Paul, MN 55101



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