Thank you for your interest in becoming a partner school member!

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a PEN Partner School; we look forward to being in touch with you soon to learn more about your school and your interest in PEN.  


Partner Criteria: schools and institutions that partner with us are…

  • Independent, 501 c3;
  • Public/Public Charter;
  • Fully operational for a minimum of 3 years;
  • Accredited by regional/national group;
  • Inclusive admissions policy;
  • Explicit articulation of progressive pedagogy/values in school mission, vision & curriculum;
  • Affirm and practice PEN Principles of Progressive Education


Partner Benefits: Partners receive a password protected account on our website that allows the following…

  • Partner school name, logo, and website link are part of our website;
  • Partners can post employment opportunities and school-based events;
  • Partners receive/contribute to our newsletter;
  • Partners can contribute to our blog;
  • Partners can post PEN Logo to their website


Additional Benefits

  • 10% discount annually on registration for one professional development experience of your choice (National Conference or NIPEN)
  • Displayable membership merchandise and editable communications to indicate to parents, students, and teachers the commitment of your school to progressive practice
  • Stay in the loop; special access to global social media discussion about progressive education through PEN Facebook and Twitter
  • Quarterly PEN Journal with resources, up-to-date research, and articles about current progressive practice


Subscription Fee:


  • $200.00/year



Review Cycles: We review partnership requests during two cycles each year

  • Spring applicants should be submitted May 31 and will be reviewed by November 1
  • Fall applicants should be submitted by November 31 and will be reviewed by June 1