• Registration is Open for the 2020 NAIS Online People of Color Conference!

    Registration is Open for the 2020 NAIS Online People of Color Conference!

    Join us November 30–December 4 for connection, community, and continuing education as we explore the theme New Decade, New Destinies: Challenging Self, Changing Systems, and Choosing Justice.

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  • Independent School: Health and Well-Being

    Independent School: Health and Well-Being

    Contemplate how to lead and live amid constant uncertainty with the Fall issue of Independent School magazine.

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  • Power Your Planning<br> with the Latest Trendbook

    Power Your Planning
    with the Latest Trendbook

    Prep your school leaders, your board, and yourself for what’s ahead with the 2020-2021 NAIS Trendbook. Delve into trends in enrollment, philanthropy, equity and justice, and more.

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  • Connections Creating Value for Independent Schools

    Connections Creating Value for Independent Schools

    The new NAIS Community Market is a collection of resources, events, services, and products that can help independent school professionals.


  • Share Your Solutions for Evolving Education

    Share Your Solutions for Evolving Education

    NAIS has launched a new site for schools to share strategies, samples, and solutions in this time of uncertainty.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools

    Bookmark this new NAIS website page to help you access the most timely and relevant COVID-19 resources.

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  • Hiring Resources from NAIS

    Hiring Resources from NAIS

    Even in the midst of COVID-19, we understand that hiring season must go on. The NAIS Career Center is here to help.

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  • Get the Guidebook Every Board Leader Needs

    Get the Guidebook Every Board Leader Needs

    Want a high-performing board? Start at the top with The Board Chair Handbook, an informative, inspiring guide written especially for board leaders at independent schools.

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  • Boost Your Board’s Fundraising Comfort Level

    Boost Your Board’s Fundraising Comfort Level

    Introduce your trustees to the joy of giving–and asking for–gifts. This easy-to-grasp booklet is great for board orientations and training sessions.

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Innovate and Solve Challenges at 2020 NAIS Online Strategy Lab

Join our November Strategy Lab workshop to gain insights on the NAIS Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) for parents and learn how they apply during a time of crisis.

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Let’s Read, Listen, and Connect to Bridge Political Differences

"We must continue to grow and experiment if we are to become communities in which respect, empathy, and mutual trust are the foundation," NAIS President Donna Orem writes.

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NAIS Toolkit: Election Season, Politics on Campus, and Civil Discourse

How do you nurture open and respectful dialogue in your school? These resources will help you understand challenges and opportunities for your school during election season and beyond.

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Legal Tip of the Week: Communicate Halloween Expectations

As you prepare for Halloween celebrations, make sure to clearly communicate expectations to your community to ensure both safety and the appearance of safety. These tips may help.

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Member Voices Podcast: Highlighting Diverse Learning Communities

Jamie Williamson, head of The Windward School (NY), shares how being a school psychologist informed his approach to headship and what it was like being new to his community when the pandemic hit.

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Trustee Table Podcast: Civil Discourse During Contentious Times

Nonprofit governance expert Eugene Fram explains why engaging in civil discourse can be difficult for independent school trustees and how boards can support a culture of civility. 

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Resilient Schools: Insights from Students and Faculty Amid COVID-19

A recent survey suggests that a strong sense of community, clear communication, prioritizing mental health, and asking for feedback are important areas for schools to focus on.

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Teaching about Elections Without Losing Your Job

Avoiding the topic of elections could send the message that educators don’t value the political process. How can teachers address the “elephant in the classroom” without being stampeded?

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Civil Discourse in Independent Schools: The 2020 Election and Beyond

How is your school addressing election season this year? This survey suggests key lessons from 2016 and provides tips to help educators foster civil discourse in their communities during 2020.

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Back-to-School Playbook: Resources to Help This Fall

Going back to school in 2020 poses unique challenges for school leaders. In this collection, you’ll find research-based tips on everything from creating schedules to supporting student well-being.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Independent Schools

NAIS is updating this page daily to answer questions and provide updates on select news and federal guidance, resources, and independent school strategies and trends.

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NAIS Statement on Addressing Anti-Blackness and Systemic Racism

NAIS is committed to addressing disparate experiences and outcomes based on race and racism in independent schools.

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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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