the Independent School Sustainability Coalition


- the 2019 ISSC conference, hosted at St. Mark’s School

The ISSC is a network of independent schools dedicated to promoting sustainability on-campus. Founded by Milton Academy in 2016, the ISSC aims to engage all students attending independent schools in a culture of sustainability. Many of our schools are uniting together to achieve a multitude of sustainable goals, targeting everything from food wastage on campus to improved awareness within the student body. Every year, we host a conference at one of our schools to join together and create an agenda. In April of 2017 and 2018, we hosted our first two conferences. They were both grand successes, and we hope to continue the good work for the next few years! On Sunday, April 7th of 2019, we will be hosting our third annual conference at St. Mark’s School! Our speaker for this year is sustainable fashion designer Nathalia Castrillion. see here for details 

see the 2017 agenda here


Full List of ISSC Schools

Braintree High School

Belmont Hill School                  

Bishop Guertin High School              

Brooks School  

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School           

Choate Rosemary Hall              

Dana Hall School                                

Deerfield Academy

Emma Willard School

Governor’s Academy                  

Groton School                                      

Hotchkiss School

Lawrence Academy          

Lincoln School         

Loomis Chaffee School                        

Milton Academy

Nobles and Greenough School  

Phillips Andover Academy                 

Phillips Exeter Academy

Roxbury Latin School              

St. George’s School                              

St. Mark’s School

St. Paul’s School                        

Taft School

Thayer Academy