This study examines what parents value in an education and what motivates them to select independent schools.
This report examines recent trends and tuition increases.
Facts at a Glance are available to everyone. The tables presented here highlight independent school information including enrollment, tuition, salaries, demographics, etc.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends.
Through StatsOnline surveys, NAIS has collected the largest repository of independent school data in the world. We offer several ways to view this data.
The 2013-14 National Tables are now available. Browse data in key areas of independent school operations, to consider as you evaluate strategies in areas such as enrollment, staffing, and admission.
This page lists links to research about domestic trends in education.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with New York City-area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Philadelphia-area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Los Angeles-area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Bay Area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Boston-area highlights.
A recent NAIS survey collected the responses of more than 1,200 individuals across the country who had filed financial aid forms through the School and Student Services (SSS) offered by NAIS.
An excerpt from the Enrollment Outlook chapter of the 2015-2016 NAIS Trendbook.
Comparing your school's figures to other school's information can help you set goals, assess your progress, and make data-driven decisions. StatsOnline data covers all aspects of school operations, including salaries, enrollment, admissions, and more.
What Boards and Heads Need to Know About Enrollment Management: data you should review and the questions you should ask to ensure institutional stability and success.
This page lists links to research about school size and structure.
The NAIS report "2012-2013 SAT Test Scores: National Averages and NAIS Schools" provides a comparative view and analysis.
Examines the effects on student outcomes, teacher behavior, organizational dynamics, and cost effectiveness of paying eligible teachers bonuses of up to $15,000 per year on the basis of student test-score gains on TCAP.
The NAIS Research Clearinghouse is a members-only service designed to bring you the latest studies to inform strategic decisions about teaching and learning and management and leadership of schools.
Provides an overview of current and controversial research on class size and its relationship to student achievement.
In this excerpt from the 2013-14 NAIS Trendbook, NAIS's Mark J. Mitchell reviews financial aid trends in independent schools.
The National Association of Independent Schools offers a Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads, a one-year professional development program for individuals at NAIS member schools who wish to become heads of independent schools.
This is a survey used by the Montgomery School in Pennsylvania. Please note that this is a sample survey. Each school should design their own survey with its own issues in outcomes in mind.
This report presents the findings of the NAIS 2001 Board Composition Survey. Topics covered include board size, demographics, committees, policies, and many more.
This research report analyzes the effect of economic recessions on charitable giving.
Highlights findings from a study on the public’s awareness and perceptions of independent schools.
Analyzes data from two sets of surveys produced by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, to study the attitudes and aspirations of independent school graduates as they compare to their peers from public schools.
To assess the degree to which independent schools offer or plan to offer online courses to their students, NAIS partnered with Insightlink to conduct an online focus group with NAIS members.
Investigates independent school head and administrator job satisfaction, career paths, mentoring, views on leadership, paths to headship, and diversity issues.
Details the 2008-09 average test scores for NAIS schools as compared to the national averages.
Details the 2007-08 average test scores for NAIS schools as compared to the national averages.
Investigates the public’s awareness and perceptions of independent schools, and includes recommendations for schools to communicate the value of independent education.
Details the 2006-07 average test scores for NAIS schools as compared to the national averages.
Uses data from the 2005 Freshman Survey from HERI at UCLA to compare the attitudes, behaviors, and achievements of independent school graduates with their counterparts of other school types.
Details the 2005-06 average test scores for NAIS schools as compared to the national averages.
The president of NAIS defines goals for schools by using data proxies as “dashboard indicators.” He examines how the data on admissions, fundraising, financial aid, ....
This report analyzes data from "The Freshmen Survey," produced by the Higher Education Research Institute.
The president of NAIS illustrates with current NAIS data the trends for schools that will impact on financial sustainability.
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