Michael Brosnan, the editor of Independent School, reflects on the seventy-five-year history of the publication.
Donna Orem examines social, academic, financial, and technological changes that affect the future of independent schools.
The Teaching Life
Learning to Share
Betsy Potash discovered the Harkness method at a retreat and implemented it thereafter in her classrooms as a teacher.
Spotlight on Research
From Personae to Persons: A Good Drama
Matthew W. Geiger
Geiger devised an ethnographic project to understand the effect of personalized teacher responses on student journal entries.
Independent Schools and the SAT
Torres examines trends in SAT scores across gender, race, and economic status.
Binge Drinking and the Independent School Student
Rosemary Baggish and Peter Wells
Baggish and Wells present statistics gathered from surveys taken by high school students about binge drinking.
Parents Who Bully the School
Robert Evans and Michael G. Thompson
Evans and Thompson give advice to schools coping with parents who bully teachers and administrators.
Reconceptualizing Academic Support
When managing academic support for struggling students, Vantine advocates teacher agency, careful observation, and communication.
Remembering the Backstory
Janine St. Germain
St. Germain, school archivist for St. Bernard's School in New York, extols the value of cultivating and preserving an institution's legacy through pictures, memorabilia, print records, and anecdotes.
Avery celebrates the role of teachers in opening up a world of possibilities for students.
The Things We Read 75 Years Ago
Barbieri explores the fiction and nonfiction popular in the years just prior to World War II when the first issue of Independent School Bulletin was released.
Independent School Parent
Advice for Parents of Struggling Readers
If your child struggles with reading, McCaffrey assures that you are not alone. There are teaching methods, motivational techniques, and resources to help.
The Creative Power of Pairs in Education
In this interview, Pinkus delves into Shenk’s belief that the dynamic between a well-paired duo can bring about enormous creativity.
Going Global Without Going
Dominic A. A. Randolph
Randolph delineates a long-term global learning project with faculty and industry innovators that develops 21st-century global competencies in students without travel programs.
Our Independent School Drinking Problem
Debra P. Wilson
Wilson presents statistics of teenage alcohol users and abusers, sharing the most recent research and trends in how independent schools are addressing underage drinking.
The Conversation: 1941-1969
In honor of this magazine's 75th anniversary in 2016, we are running a series of excerpts from over the years — here are the 1940s through 1960s.
The Conversation: 1970-present
Part two of this anniversary issue online feature presents a series of excerpts from past issues of this magazine, from 1970 on.
Record turnout at the 2015 NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference
The 2015 NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference can boast an impressive array of well-attended sessions and workshops.
NAIS hosts equity summit
Georgetown University was the setting for the fifth annual NAIS-hosted Equity Summit, where noted researchers, independent school leaders, and directors of diversity programs gathered.
2015 NAIS Global Education Survey
NAIS's 2015 Global Education Survey drew fewer participants this year but did note that most schools were actively assessing their global education programs.
2016 NAIS Institutes
NAIS Institutes offer attendees refined and enhanced programming, valuable feedback, and valuable solutions to independent school issues and leadership.
New Members at NAIS - Spring 2016
Here's the list of new NAIS members.
SSS by NAIS offers financial aid training
Last November marked the fourth SSS by NAIS Financial Aid Conference.
Parents of first-born sons and only-child daughters give more, Women's Philanthropy Institute study finds
The Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) has released a new study showing the breakdown of charitable giving.
Tall as the Baobab Tree
Teicher's new film, Tall as the Baobab Tree, looks at the conflict in Senegalese youth to choose either traditional marriage or opportunities for education.
A bottom-up approach to STEM education
The STEM educators at Allendale Columbia School advocate implementing an engineering education as early as 1st grade to encourage young learners.
Learning French -- and empathy
Menard's students used their knowledge of a second language to connect with each other and the global community after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.
Chase launches cutting-edge series of "Innovation Days" to promote design thinking
In 2015, Chase Collegiate School incorporated in its curriculum a cutting-edge, monthly series of school-wide "Innovation Days" when students and teachers work together.
The Nueva School hosts 2015 Innovative Learning Conference
The Nueva School (California) hosted 80 speakers at its 2015 Innovative Learning Conference (ILC) to stimulate curriculum development.
Students change the world, one bicycle at a time
Chris Tate engaged his middle school students in community service by participating in Bicycles for Humanity.
E. E. Ford Foundation awards four $250,000 grants
A $250,000 E. E. Ford Foundation award was granted to each of these four schools.
Washington International School student wins Eco-Hero Award
Mikaela Matera-Vatnick has won the 2015 International Young Eco-Hero Award granted by U.S.-based nonprofit Action for Nature.
Schools celebrate milestone anniversary
NAIS-member schools are recognized for milestone anniversaries.
Love the Words
Ann Klotz, head of Laurel School in Ohio, takes her summer theater program students on an inspired and imaginative exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets.
People of Color Conference
SSS Financial Aid Conference
NAIS-TABS Legal Symposium
TABS-NAIS Global Symposium
Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads
Institutes & Workshops
Sponsor & Exhibit
Independent Ideas Blog
Independent School Magazine
Independent Teacher Magazine
Assessment of Inclusivity & Multiculturalism
Student Engagement Surveys