The Association of Independent Michigan Schools

The Association of Independent Michigan Schools promotes the value of independent education and advances the interests of its member schools in their work as dynamic institutions of exemplary teaching and learning for children throughout Michigan. Independent education is defined by its commitment to the well-being of the whole child and a learning experience that is collaborative and engaging, promoting the common humanity shared by all.

AIMS provides member schools:

  • Advocacy to support the best interests of Michigan independent schools

  • Professional development offerings that are grounded in best practices and responsive to current and future needs of independent schools

  • Prominent representation and recognition at the regional and national level

  • Networking opportunities within a broad range of independent schools

  • Building and sustaining professional learning groups

  • Education and development for heads of school and boards of trustees