Finding the right school fit for you child and for your family can seem like daunting task. The fact is that whatever your child’s age, education is the focus of their day and grounding for their future development.

The Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS) is about high-quality academic leadership, safety, community, and authentically getting to know your child in order to bring out the very best of their potential.

A one-size-fits-all approach in classes of 35+ students has never proven to be effective in a world of talented individuals. LMAIS member schools have a proven track record of preparing young people to do well and to do good in a rapidly changing global society.

Mastery of essential skills, challenging academic programs, combined with cutting-edge technology and innovation, create an engaging and exciting academic experience for your child. As we build upon academic strengths, we foster independence, confidence, and world of potential and discovery.

Parents have many choices when it comes to their child’s education. The right school for your child will be the one that celebrates and cultivates their individual gifts and scaffolds any areas of challenge. Independent schools nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, encourage critical thinking, and promote a love of learning. In LMAIS member schools your children will find smaller class sizes and a safe caring community where teachers prepare your child for life.

We have created this website to help you learn about the values of an independent education, school choice, as well as to introduce you to our LMAIS member schools. For your reference, you will find a directory of our schools as well as some facts about why you should consider choosing an independent school.