Regardless of your role within the independent school community, you can find the latest education, publications and community from NBOA to support every aspect of the independent school business office.

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Why should I join?

Founded by independent school business officers, NBOA is committed to understanding the challenges facing all independent school business leaders and providing accessible, affordable, top-quality resources to strengthen every aspect of your school's business operations. By joining this vibrant and generous community of peers, you will exchange ideas, discuss common challenges, leverage valuable research and tools and identify effective and sustainable solutions for your school.

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NBOA members are independent schools, business partner organizations interested in the work of NBOA, nonprofit associations that support independent schools and retired business officers. By joining NBOA, your school's business officer and any other staff may take advantage of member benefits including accessing online resources, attending webinars, receiving the magazine and joining NBOA Connect, our online members-only community. If you’re a retired business officer who wants to stay connected to the community, you can join at a special rate. And if you represent an association or corporation that is passionate about independent schools, we have a membership category for you, too.

U.S. Schools

Independent schools located within the United States.

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International Schools

Independent schools located outside the United States.

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Business Partners

Product or service providers that help schools manage their business operations.

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Nonprofit organizations that work with independent schools. Association Member organizations must be entitled to tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) and must not be schools.

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Retired Business Officers

Former business officers who have retired from a school but want to maintain contact with their colleagues and the industry.

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U.S. Schools Annual Dues

Dues are based on the total annual budget of your school. Dues are billed on a fiscal year basis, running from July 1 to June 30.

Total Annual BudgetDues
$1M to <$2M$615
$2M to <$3M$935
$3M to <$4M$1,305
$4M to <$5M$1,645
$5M to <$6M$2,040
$6M to <$7M$2,475
$7M to <$8M$2,960
$8M to <$9M$3,420
$9M to <$10M$4,020
$10M to <$12M$4,255
$12M to <$15M$4,270
$15M to <$20M$4,565
$20M to <$30M$4,760
$30M to <$50M$5,010
$50M and over$5,245

Michelle Morrison

Head of School, Princeton Montessori School

Being a member of NBOA adds distinct value to our school and operations team. The annual conferences, online resources and newsletters help us to stay abreast of trends, sharpen our skills and make connections for our school. An NBOA membership is well worth the investment for independent schools!