Independent Schooling Fund Association

Membership

SIGN UP VIA OUR CROWD FUNDING PLATFORM FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS! 
$300 - ISF Association Membership
Name your fundraising goal and gain access to a team of 100+ seasoned phone fundraising experts and a database of 100,000+ new leads to support your scholarship fund. For a complete list of member rewards, please see the Benefits section.
$500 - ISF Africa Capital Project Sister Schools Membership
ISF Association Membership Benefits 1 - 10 plus a fundraising and educational partnership with a sister school in Africa! More than 500 schools and independent education projects in Africa are waiting for North American partners. Consulting services to establish your ideal fundraising partnership is included with this registration free of any additional charges.
Upgrade to ISFLDA Membership - $2,000
Independent Schooling Fund Legal Defense Association Membership
ISF Association Membership Benefits 1 - 10 plus unlimited phone and email consultations on any legal matter with provider law firms for member schools. Unlimited document reviews and one free letter per matter sent on demand.
Purchase your ISFLDA membership via GoFundMe to receive the additional transferable benefit of an ISF Africa Capital Project Sister Schools fundraising partnership free of charge.
New ISFLDA Family Membership
Families can now sign up for ISFLDA membership for the same price as the annual ISF Association membership ($300). They receive the same level of service as the ISFLDA membership for private schools.
Applicants please note the following.
1. ISFLDA is similar to, but not affiliated in any way with, HSLDA.
Eligible home schooling families are encouraged to join both ISFLDA and HSLDA for maximum coverage.
2.  The difference in ISFLDA is that the free legal advice you can access includes, but is not limited to, education-related legal matters.
3.  ISFLDA family membership covers any legal matter of any kind for your entire family for the duration of your membership. This coverage is yours regardless of whether you are home schooling, attending public school or have family members registered in the private or independent school of your choice. 
4.  In the event that you require legal counsel to represent you in Court in person on any legal matter, a 25% discount is available with ISFLDA membership on the hourly rates of any counsel referred to you, regardless of the type of legal matter you may encounter.
5.  ISFLDA members are eligible for access to our in-house fundraising services in the event that funds need to be raised for a retainer of legal counsel. Members can also raise funds for attendance fees for private or independent schools if they intend to leave the public school system.
6.  Families who cannot afford the membership fee are encouraged to apply for ISF assistance regardless, and to become active in finding a community or corporate sponsor to cover their ISFLDA membership fee. ISF will assist in finding sponsors for financially eligible families.
7.  As of September 2015, ISFLDA Family Membership is a prerequisite for ISF student assistance across North America. ISFLDA membership enables families to know their legal rights during migration from public schools to home schools, private or independent schools. Coverage is required due to the current exodus from the Ontario public school system, caused by unacceptable content in the Ontario curriculum for public schools. ISFLDA membership entitles families to assistance from our provider law firms in any class action or other appropriate legal action we may explore relating to this or any similar issue.
8.  ISFLDA Family Membership entitles families to Identity Theft insurance benefits.
9.  ISFLDA Family Membership includes unlimited document reviews via email or fax free of charge by the provider law firm.
10. ISFLDA Family Membership includes lawyers' letters written free of charge on any legal matter of any kind in behalf of any family member (one free letter per case file number).
11. There is no limit to the number of files you can open at any given time, provided your family membership is in good standing.
12. All faith communities (Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and all other faith traditions) as well as families of no particular religious faith are welcome to sign up for ISFLDA Family Membership.
13. Unlike the ISF Association Membership for private schools and registered businesses, the ISFLDA Family Membership has no particular deadline or registration date. Families can gain access to ISF services on demand at any time. 
14. ISFLDA Family Membership is available to US and Canadian families only.
15. Student assistance in all countries other than Canada and the United States is free of charge and does not require ISFLDA coverage.
ALL MEMBERSHIP FEES LISTED IN US DOLLARS.
HST INCLUDED FOR CANADIAN MEMBERS WITH THIS PROMOTION.
Month-to-month payment options are now available at all levels of membership and can be terminated at any time. Registration for these payment plans is available by telephone only and can be obtained by calling 1-877-735-7713.
ISFLDA FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $25 per month 
ISF ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP $35 per month
ISF AFRICA CAPITAL PROJECT SISTER SCHOOLS MEMBERSHIP $50 per month
ISF LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP $200 per month

SIGN UP

Registration deadline for membership in the new academic year is August 31, 2016.
If you wish to apply for membership, the first step is to complete the enclosed information form. You will then receive an email invitation to sign up if we have room for new members at the time of your registration.
ISF reserves the right to close membership at any time when our ability to serve members is at capacity. It is therefore recommended to register early. 
Membership is currently closed. To avoid disappointment, apply early for the 2016-2017 academic year membership intakecommencing September 2016 by completing the enclosed registration form.