• 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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  • NAIS Annual Conference

    There's Still Time to Register for Thrive 2024!

    Join us at the NAIS annual conference, February 28–March 1 in St. Louis, for insights and connections that will help your school thrive. Enhance your experience with Signature Experiences, Master Classes, Three-Hour Workshops, and more!

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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: Better Understand Head of School Employment Contracts and Performance Reviews

Legal Tip: Better Understand Head of School Employment Contracts and Performance Reviews

Examine effective strategies to employ and hazards to avoid when crafting the head of school contract and performance review. Both tools establish an important foundation for trust.

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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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Lessons from a School’s Unique Mission and Financial Model

Lessons from a School’s Unique Mission and Financial Model

The approach, which has helped build the school’s financial health and solid foundation, is also core to what it strives to teach students—to be engaged citizens and community members.

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Moving the Needle on Socioeconomic Diversity

Moving the Needle on Socioeconomic Diversity

More than 10 years ago, one school launched a seminal study with parents and employees to help the community become more comfortable talking about class. That conversation continues today.

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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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