Established On : 1986
Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) is an association of private, independent, and parochial schools throughout the state. The mission of GISA is to advance excellence and collaboration among Georgia’s independent schools by serving the professional growth, advocacy and interscholastic needs of member schools. Each member school is unique, while sharing a unified commitment to overall excellence as well as to the nurture and care of the physical, intellectual, social and moral development of all students.
GISA was established to provide coordination of and services for member schools, dissemination of information between and among the schools, and to join other regional and national bodies in offering leadership on both meaningful and consequential educational issues. In addition, the Association fosters close relations between the member schools, colleges, and public schools within the State of Georgia. The Association also provides academic and athletic competitions among its member schools.While most schools are college preparatory, offering small classes, stressing a rich curriculum and emphasizing individual attention, independent and parochial schools also encourage each student’s responsibility and service to the community in their policies and programs. Each member school promotes enrollment from all segments of the community.The enrollment in member schools varies from 75 to over 2800, with campuses that are rural, suburban, and urban; student bodies are predominantly co-educational with a smaller number of schools serving as single sex schools, wholly boarding, or boarding and day facilities.
Contact PersonJeff Jackson
AddressPost Office Box 1057, Thomaston, Georgia 30286-0013.
Contact Phone Numbers706-938-1400