Country School Association of America
The Country School Association of America was established at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, in June of 2006. Headquartered at the West Bay Common School Museum in League City, Texas, the mission of the CSAA is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of country schools and country schooling. Each year, members host a conference that brings together individuals (museum staff, volunteers, teachers / faculty / students, preservationists, historians, and interested citizens) to exchange ideas and resources.
The association annually awards two grants: the CSAA Preservation Grant and the CSAA Grant for Research and Artistry. Restored country schools that meet CSAA preservation standards are listed in the National Schoolhouse Registry and awarded a plaque to attach to the school. To join the CSAA, to attend its conferences, or to apply for one of its awards, visit the CSAA home page.
Ten schools were inducted into the National Schoolhouse Register. The inductions were part of a preservation program sponsored by the CSAA, and all of the schools received CSAA landmark markers.