Why Become a Member School?

Joining this consortium of over 130 independent schools gives your school access to a statewide community of learners. We are committed to providing ongoing professional development opportunities tailored to the needs of our member schools that support educators at each step of their professional journeys.

Membership Benefits

Significant discounts on workshops

Access to member only events and networking opportunities

Support from the expertise of CATDC in shaping your professional development initiatives

Opportunity to collaborate in the development of CATDC programming

School profile and directory listing with a website link

Free 1-to-1 instructional coaching and leadership mentoring to educators from our member schools

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Membership Categories and Requirements


For CATDC membership, a school must be a 501(c)(3) organization and must comply with the Code of Ethics established by California Association of Independent Schools. To be elected to CATDC Board of Directors, a school leader must be employed by a school that is currently a member of CATDC.


Organizations that are not eligible for membership (for example, for-profit schools) may become Affiliate Members. CATDC welcomes all organizations whose missions and values align with providing outstanding professional development while adhering to the non-discrimination policies of the California Association of Independent Schools.

Membership Fees

Membership fees are based on school enrollment.

0-149 Students


350-599 Students


150-249 Students


600+ Students


250-349 Students


Affiliate Rate