by Boston Parents Paper
Association of Independent Schools in New England – 781-843-8440; www.aisne.org
Provides services to members, including Massachusetts private schools, promotes educational leadership and offers an online directory of member schools.
Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston – 617-965-7350; www.bje.org
Central educational service agency for more than 100 schools or school units, youth groups, summer camps and adult education programs.
Massachusetts Department of Education – Information Services – www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices
Provides profiles of Massachusetts public school districts, and data on enrollment, dropout rates and plans of high school graduates.
Massachusetts Home Learning Association – www.mhla.org
The oldest statewide home school organization in Massachusetts is a support, information and advocacy group. Website offers resources on homeschooling, support groups and more.
Montessori Schools of Massachusetts – www.msmresources.org
Explains the Montessori education method and offers a list of Massachusetts Montessori schools.
National Association of Independent Schools – 202-973-9700; www.nais.org
Provides a database of member schools plus tips for choosing and applying to a school, obtaining financial aid and more.
National Catholic Educational Association – 800-711-6232; www.ncea.org
Information on a private, Catholic education from educators and institutions serving students in elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.