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About the Magazine

Independent School, published by the National Association of Independent Schools, is an open forum for exchange of information about elementary and secondary education in general and independent schools in particular. Independent School provides people associated with private schools and those interested in following trends in all sectors of education with the independent school perspective on topics that range from school operations and administration to teaching and learning and working with parents, boards of trustees, and other volunteers. It has been the premier publication in private education for more than 60 years.  
Independent School magazine won two EXCEL Awards from the Association Media & Publishing in 2015. The EXCEL Awards recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications. Independent School won bronze for general excellence in the magazine category and gold for the article "What White Children Need to Know About Race."
Independent School magazine was profiled for its editorial and design excellence by The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) in 2012. The magazine is a three-time winner of AEP's prestigious Golden Lamp award which honors "the best of the best" in educational publishing.

Upcoming Themes

Fall 2016 Good to Great Governance 
Winter 2017 What’s Happened to the Humanities?
Spring 2017 The Innovation-Education Continuum: Creating a Culture, Building a Future
Summer 2017 Change and Competition: The New Education Landscape

Back Issues  

Many of our back issues are available for order through our online bookstore or by phone at 800-793-6701. Discounts are available for bulk orders. 
Microfilm copies of entire issues are available from Proquest Information and Learning, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, or visit at
The complete contents for Independent School, dating from 1990 to the present, are available on research databases in many public and university libraries worldwide.   

Editorial Staff

Michael Brosnan, Editor 
Andi Gabrick, Editorial Director
Ari Pinkus, Digital Editor and Producer


Editorial Board

Lucinda Lee Katz, Chair, Marin Country Day School (California)
Debbie Gibbs, The Lowell School (Washington, DC)
Mark Kelly, Annunciation Orthodox School (Texas)
Rachel Friis Stettler, The Winsor School (Massachusetts)
Article Date: 7/6/2016
Honors for Independent School

Awards include Association Media and Publishing 2012 Excel Awards' Gold Award for Single-Topic Issue for the Winter 2011 issue, "The Myth of the Model Minority," and its Silver Award for Cover Photography for the Winter 2012 issue, "Elementary Education in Complex Times."

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