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become a member school

TABS is the central hub where boarding school faculty and administrators come together to learn, share, connect, and advance our communities.

Join the braintrust! Enjoy the camraderie! Don’t miss a moment.

Bennies at-a-Glance


Professional Learning

Robust Programs and Welcoming Spaces to Elevate You, Your Team and Your School


All-School/All-Staff Pass to
TABS Virtual Annual Conference

One Pass to TABS In-Person Annual Conference for a Staff Member in a Role Focused on Residential or Student Life

One Pass to New Heads Symposium at Annual Conference (for new Heads of School only)

Introductory Virtual Training for all Staff on Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response

Year-round Member Rates to In-person Workshops, Seminars, and Symposia

Resource Aggregation on Best Practices

Webinars from Subject Matter Experts including Recordings & Materials Archive

Online Forums and Discussion Groups defined by Administrative Role

Enrollment Assistance

Tools and Guidance to Help You Connect with Prospective Families across the Globe


Your School Profile on and TABSconnectED, with 24/7/365 Editing Privileges

Full Inclusion in TABS Worldwide Recruitment Platform​

Member Pricing for International and Domestic In-Person Recruitment Events​

Rotating Opportunity to Participate in Head of School
Family Webinar Series

Individualized Consultations on Student Recruitment Strategy, Digital Marketing, and Other Topics

Digital Brand-Building and Consumer-Marketing on Behalf of the Boarding School Category

Research & Resources

Fresh Insights to Help
Bolster Your Leadership


Biennial Brand Benchmark Study

Annual Data Collection Analysis of Enrollment Trends

Frequent Flash Surveys with Published Results

Periodic TABS Reports: Research on the Pressing Topics of the Day

Career Center: Post a Job or Search a Job. Basic Listings are Complimentary

Pathways Forward: The Boarding School Newsletter with Alerts, Insights and Resources

Advocacy regarding regulatory or legal threats to the sector

KeepingTABS Blog

Targeted discounts, some exclusive to TABS members

Eligibility to Enroll in TABS Insurance TuitionNet Program (currently available to U.S. schools)

All Aboard!

Thank you for considering membership

You’re striving to maintain an exceptional environment of learning, creativity, safety, and belonging. You’re leading communities within your community. You’re staying current and responding to the latest global developments. All the while… greeting daily the enthusiasm and potential of eager, talented young people. It’s a job worth doing — but you can’t do it alone.

TABS and your boarding school colleagues are here by your side. We now offer a comprehensive membership model that affords you more access to timely and topical resources, connection, and development, to help you better serve your campus communities.  


The 2022-2023 dues for TABS membership are based on the number of boarding students enrolled in your school on opening day of the school year during which your application is submitted.

The fee is $45.24 per boarding student. The minimum dues amount is $4,155 and the maximum is $12,475.

Dues for schools located outside the United States are paid in US dollars.