We have been working hard to plan a virtual event that resonates specifically with you: school colleagues, consultants, affiliates, and friends within the small boarding school community. Registration will open on February 16, 2021, and just as we do for our in-person conference, the virtual conference will be limited to 200 attendees. Keep an eye on your email and please be sure to register early!

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Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, St. Andrew's Sewanee will not be able to host a conference for us next spring. Instead, the Board of Directors is working to provide members with a series of relevant and timely networking and information virtual sessions. Stay tuned for details!

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What makes small boarding schools so exceptional? Too many things to list, quite frankly. But one thing for certain tops the list, and that's resilience. We'd like to thank the team at St. Andrew's-Sewanee for the hard work they put into preparing for our arrival to their campus this spring. It was sure to be an amazing 2020 SBSA Conference. They handled the news of our decision to cancel with grace and understanding. When we asked them if they would consider doing it all again as the host school for 2021, we were thrilled when they demonstrated their small boarding resilience and answered: YES!

It's with great pleasure that we announce the SBSA 2021 Annual Conference.

When: March 17-19, 2021
Where: St. Andrew's-Sewanee in Sewanee, TN

We can't wait to see you there! Stay tuned for early bird registration information this fall.

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In the interest of public health and safety, the SBSA Board of Directors has agreed to cancel our 34th annual conference that was planned to be hosted at the amazing St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, March 16-18, 2020.

We thank the team at St. Andrew's-Sewanee, who have done an exceptional job putting so much thought into the preparations for our arrival. This has been a lot of work for them as a school, and especially their admission team led by Derek Perkins, who took the time from the expectations of running and executing an efficient and effective admission office in these highly competitive times.

There is still much to determine, and we will keep in touch with you on how we are moving toward 2021 and how we can continue to engage with our membership.


We are thrilled to announce that SBSA 2020 will be hosted by our member school St.Andrew's Sewanee School on March 16-18, 2020. Mark your calendar now, as we anticipate another full conference. Any questions? If so, please use the contact us link in the top banner.

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