• 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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  • Independent School Summer Issue: Health & Well-Being

    Independent School Summer Issue: Health & Well-Being

    Explore how independent schools are considering students' mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being.

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  • Exciting New Features Added to Market View!

    Exciting New Features Added to Market View!

    We’ve incorporated your ideas and created a more powerful tool to help you understand your school's market, including an upgraded map, five-year projections, and more.

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  • Training Tools for Boards Everywhere

    Training Tools for Boards Everywhere

    Build a better board! NAIS offers the new International Trustee Handbook for schools outside the U.S. and the Trustee Handbook for U.S. boards.

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  • Search Our Directories

    Search Our Directories

    Find a school, company, or colleague using NAIS's searchable directories.

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Leadership and Community-Building Lessons the River Taught Me

A head of school reflects on a rafting trip that took a perilous turn and how it affected his attitude about purpose, resiliency, and leading a school community.

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NAIS Member Voices Podcast: Spotlight on Head-Board Communication

Scott Erickson, head of Phillips Brooks School (CA), talks about how he's gotten better at "issue-spotting" and addressing communication gaps with his school and board.

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2019-20 NAIS DASL Data Entry is Officially Open!

You can enter data until October 9. DASL is a must-have tool for driving strategic conversations, and submitting your school's data will help you lead and plan for the future.

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NAIS Board Announces Selection Process for 2020

The NAIS board will recommend a candidate for the 2020 class of trustees from a large pool of nominees.

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Reserve Your Spot for 2019 NAIS Leadership Through Partnership

LTP promotes effective and successful relationships between the head of school and board of trustees, and offers valuable time to collaborate and strengthen partnerships. 

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New Trustee Table Podcast Episode: Unlocking the Board Executive Session

Governance expert Cathy Trower provides insights into what happens during an executive session and how the board chair and head of school can navigate this complex issue.

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Protecting Students from Sexual Abuse

Whether or not a school has received a report of abuse, leaders must deeply understand the long-term effects of abuse and hear the voices of survivors to shift the cultures of their schools.

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Building More Inclusive Communities with Grading for Equity

Independent schools are committed to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities. But there’s a critical element to that work schools might be overlooking: grading.

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Defining the Role of Independent Schools in the 21st Century Economy

This report provides insights into the challenges independent schools face in the 21st century economy and offers potential ideas for adding value to an independent school education.

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Jobs-to-Be-Done Study on Independent School Parents

How can independent schools evolve to best meet families’ needs? Research into the changing market is a crucial first step in the path to school transformation.

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Summer Checklist to Prepare for the School Year

Though every school is different, find resources on some potential areas of focus, including pay practices, international travel risk management, and student health and well-being. 

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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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