• NAIS Annual Conference

    It's Thrive 2024 Week!

    The NAIS annual conference is under way! If you're joining us in St. Louis, we hope you have a great experience while gaining insights and connections that will help you, your school, and your students thrive.

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  • Revised and Expanded! The New Hopes and Fears

    Revised and Expanded! The New Hopes and Fears

    Get fresh perspectives plus empathic advice on partnering with parents. Even if you read the first edition, you’ll gain new ideas about restructuring the home-school relationship in a changed world.

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  • Registration is Now Open for 2024 NAIS Institutes!

    Registration is Now Open for 2024 NAIS Institutes!

    NAIS Institutes address the evolving needs of independent school professionals, catering to the unique challenges faced by all levels of school leadership. Choose the event that's right for you or your team!

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  • Independent School Magazine: The Money Issue

    Independent School Magazine: The Money Issue

    The Winter 2024 issue explores ideas and perceptions about the many ways money is embedded in schools.

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  • NAIS Committee Handbook

    Make Sure Your Committees Know the Essentials

    Get practical advice from The Committee Handbook: A Guide to Strengthen Your Board and Get More Done. Buy it for all your committee chairs. 

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  • NAIS Career Center

    Hiring Resources from NAIS

    Is your school hiring? Are you looking for your dream job? Use the NAIS Career Center to post and find great independent school career opportunities.

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Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators About the Conflict in the Middle East

We hope these resources can help school leaders and educators as they support their communities, restore a sense of security, guide students in understanding the conflict, and manage complex conversations.

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Member Voices: Decreasing Stress and Anxiety for Students

Member Voices: Decreasing Stress and Anxiety for Students

Jennifer Dirga, school counselor at The Chestnut Hill School (MA), talks about the importance of fostering connections inside and outside the classroom to help improve student well-being.

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Legal Tip of the Week: Protecting Nonprofit Status for Independent Schools

Legal Tip of the Week: Protecting Nonprofit Status for Independent Schools

NAIS and a group of partner organizations have been advocating to protect 501(c)(3) status for independent schools in the case of Buettner-Hartsoe v. Baltimore Lutheran High School Association.

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2023 NAIS Hot Issues Survey

2023 Hot Issues Survey: Challenges and Opportunities for Independent Schools

To better understand the nuances of the myriad issues independent schools are currently facing, NAIS surveyed member heads of school. Five main themes emerged from their responses. 

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Teacher Well-Being: Identifying the Reasons Behind Teachers' Decisions to Stay or Leave

Teacher Well-Being: Identifying the Reasons Behind Teachers' Decisions to Stay or Leave

Teacher well-being has been a topic on many school leaders’ minds. This report, based on interviews and new data, explains why teachers stay or leave and what schools can do to retain them.

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Trends in the 2023 High School Survey of Student Engagement

Trends in the 2023 High School Survey of Student Engagement

This NAIS research report provides a summary of the key results from the 2023 High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) across three key dimensions of student engagement.

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NAIS DASL Data Entry

Start Putting the Latest DASL Data to Work Today

You can now access 2023-2024 DASL Foundation and Financial Data. Use the new data to gain valuable insights, establish comparison groups, and create benchmarking reports to drive strategic decisions.

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Inclusive Fundraising: Examining New Donor Profiles

Inclusive Fundraising: Examining New Donor Profiles

Fundraisers need to redefine what it means to be a donor and include community members who were previously missing from the giving table. Read how one school is on a mission to do just that.

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A Framework for Measuring School’s “Soft” Costs

A Framework for Measuring School’s “Soft” Costs

Standard processes don’t always account for a school’s hidden expenses. A guide to assessing them is critical to improving the bottom line. 

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NAIS Career Center

Find the Best Talent

Talented teaching and administrator candidates are waiting to apply for jobs at your school. NAIS members can post jobs and browse resumes for free; nonmembers can purchase job postings.

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