Find out how engaged your middle and high school students are through the HSSSE and MGSSE surveys.
The admissions process is full of questions. This article will help get your school thinking about its forms and interview process.
Read this report from ISHA and Phillips Academy (Massachusetts) on recommendations to support student well-being.
Many schools are grappling with how to manage trips planned for countries where students and chaperones may be exposed.
A list of NAIS resources on preventing and responding to suspected educator sexual misconduct.
Discipline is part of independent school life. But what are the rules of the road?
NAIS has partnered with the National School Climate Center and the Winston Prepartory School to survey independent school students on health and wellbeing. Anxiety and depression were the most cited wellness issues by students.
The following principles provide guidelines for the recruitment, residential life, education, and support of international students in independent schools.
This article is the first in a series designed to help job seekers decide what they want to do with their lives and develop strategies for getting there.
Resources on bullying in schools.
This web page is a clearinghouse of non-profit organizations that offer schools of the future resources, products, and services. The purpose of the site is to provide resources to schools to develop their own programs in the area of Schools of the Future.
There is a growing body of evidence that early adapters with the independent school community are embracing innovation and discovery as their primary strategy for school improvement.
Find pointers for school leaders grappling with this issue.
The NAIS report "2012-2013 SAT Test Scores: National Averages and NAIS Schools" provides a comparative view and analysis.
This monograph provides tips and resources on developing effective crisis management plans. Part II of a two-part series.
Provides an overview of current and controversial research on class size and its relationship to student achievement.
How one independent school uses effective communications and dogs to help keep its campus drug-free.
Technology has opened up a whole new world for our schools and students, but what happens when technology is abused? Use this helpful document to address issues before they arise.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death in individuals aged 10 - 24. Sadly, independent school students are not immune to this risk pool. What kinds of policies should schools think about? How do we handle kids who are at risk to do themselves harm?
Student discipline is always a hot topic and as litigation becomes more frequent, the discipline cases that go to court are an even hotter topic.
This presentation details some issues for schools to consider as they analyze and evaluate their curricula for the 21st Century.
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.
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.
NAIS president Patrick F. Bassett reflects on how heads, admin teams, and boards can support one another and provide stellar leadership in difficult times. What does the current environmental scan tell us?
Click on the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation NAIS President Patrick F. Bassett gave during Teacher Day of the 2011 NAIS Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD (just outside of Washington, DC).
This report analyzes data from "The Freshmen Survey," produced by the Higher Education Research Institute.
Are you worried that your HIV/AIDS policy is out of date? Has it been a long time since your school has revisited its HIV policy? Do you have a student or teacher who has recently tested positive? This helpful, updated, publication will get you started.
This collection of case studies features governance issues based on actual events at NAIS schools. This monograph presents the case study of a board's involvement in the decision to reenroll a student.
Click on the link below to view the updated version of the PowerPoint presentation NAIS President Patrick F. Bassett gave during the opening general session of the 2011 NAIS Annual Conference.
This monograph presents a governance case study focusing on a cheating scandal at a school, several expulsions, and a threatened lawsuit.
This collection of case studies features governance issues based on actual events at NAIS schools. This monograph presents a governance case study focusing on a case of a student's falsely accusing a popular teacher of sexual improprieties.
This monograph presents a governance case study focusing on an episode in which a parent demands an audience with the board to appeal the head's decision to dismiss her son for a drinking violation.
Many schools require that students commit to serving a number of community service hours in order to graduate. Are the schools inadvertently violating work laws in an effort to instill a sense of community responsibility?
This monograph presents strategies for a school's character curriculum.
This report documents differences in the earnings and employment patterns of U.S. adults with different levels of education. It also compares health-related behaviors, reliance of public assistance program, and more.
NAIS Executive Coaching Service (ECS) Pilot Report
This is the second in a series of sample "covenants" between a school and its parents, stipulating the mutual expectations for the partnership to work. Also called a parent contract.
This is the first in a series of sample "covenants" between a school and its parents, stipulating the mutual expectations for the partnership to work.
This monograph is a sample honor code.
This overview and sample outlines the principles for a covenant between parents the school, to establish appropriate expectations and behaviors. It can also be referred to as a parent contract.
In 2009, the American Academy of Pediatrics released its revised guidelines for administering medicines in schools. This link will take you to that document.
Narrative therapy, when applied to a school, may be able to heal the "family," helping faculty and staff deal with internal problems.
This chapter from "The Men They Will Become," a book about strengthening the character of boys, focuses on how adults often fail to inform themselves about children's vulnerability.
This paper provides suggestions on what school leaders, teachers, counselors, and parents can do to ease the burden on students during an important transition in their lives.
People of Color Conference
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Assessment of Inclusivity & Multiculturalism
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