East Bay Association of Independent Schools has selected Ian Symmonds & Associates to complete strategic planning for the organization during the winter and spring 2017. EBISA (East Bay Independent Schools Association) is an alliance of over 40 independent K-8 schools located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay region. Dedicated to academic excellence, the association represents a wide range of educational choices. Common to all is the commitment to establishing and maintaining a diverse population of families and students, including differences in race, nationality, culture, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, physical abilities and modes of learning. EBISA schools do not tolerate discriminatory behavior toward any children, families, faculty or staff. Their shared goal for children is that they develop a passion for education along with a strong sense of self-esteem and value of diversity.