We are an organization representing over twenty independent schools in the Philadelphia region. The ISC staff works directly with each of the Consortium schools in order to assist them in recruiting and increasing the presence of faculty and staff of color in their school communities.

Additionally, we work individually with interested candidates who are exploring independent schools as places to further 

their professional development. We encourage you to explore

the website to see if you are a candidate looking for the services we offer. We look forward to being of assistance.




you are an experienced teacher or administrator and looking for a new opportunity.

you are a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in exploring opportunities in independent schools.

you are a professional who wants to explore a new career in education and are interested in learning more about independent schools.


Independent schools are self-governed, non-profit, private elementary and secondary schools. They may be secular or religious-affiliated, day or boarding, single-sex or co-educational. Moreover their support comes from tuition, private gifts, endowments, and annual giving.

Over the last two decades, independent schools have made progress in diversifying their student and faculty populations. As it stands now, teachers of color represent 11% of independent school faculties. Administrators of color are 8% of administrators at independent schools.  More and more opportunities exist in independent schools for individuals who want to be a part of diverse and inclusive school communities.

Additionally, independent schools offer teachers an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their students. Teachers help to shape the curriculum and classes are small. Most have excellent benefits and professional development opportunities.

Does a career in independent school education sound right for you? If so, learn more about the Independent School Consortium and how we can be of help to you.

Learn more about organizations and events of interest in the independent school world in Greater Philadelphia and nationally.

ISC Diversity Career Day
Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 8:30 to 1:00
Friends Select School - 17th & The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Meet with representatives from area independent school in PA, NJ & DE