• Registration is Now Open for the 2022 NAIS People of Color Conference!

    Registration is Now Open for the 2022 NAIS People of Color Conference!

    Join us Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in San Antonio to explore the theme Reunited in Purpose: Elevating Our Worth, Our Agency, and Our Excellence. Get early bird savings through Oct. 14!

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  • Open the Door to New Insights with the NAIS Trendbook

    Open the Door to New Insights with the NAIS Trendbook

    Explore 30 vital trends in independent education. Make the 2022-2023 Trendbook your starting point for better board retreats and planning meetings among faculty and staff.

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  • Independent School Magazine: What's Ahead for the Market?

    Independent School Magazine: What's Ahead for the Market?

    The Fall issue explores the outlook for the independent school market, from tuition to reaching families and more.

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  • New View EDU Podcast: International Perspectives on the Independent School Landscape

    New View EDU Podcast: International Perspectives on the Independent School Landscape

    What can school leaders learn from their counterparts across the globe? Two leaders from the international independent school community, Maddy Hewitt and Kelly Borg, join host Time Fish to share their perspectives on the future of schools.

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  • The Search for the Next NAIS President

    The Search for the Next NAIS President

    With Donna Orem's 2023 retirement, a presidential search is underway. The position description is now posted.

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  • A Solution Kit for Parent Relations

    A Solution Kit for Parent Relations

    Get families and schools on the same page with these practical resources. Give out the booklet Better Together at parent meetings. Provide the book Hopes and Fears to faculty who want smoother parent partnerships.

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  • Now Available: The Updated <em>Trustee Handbook</em>

    Now Available: The Updated Trustee Handbook

    Orient new board members and offer continuing education to current ones with the new Trustee Handbook, 11th Edition. Get discounts when you buy in bulk.

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  • NAIS Jobs-to-Be-Done Research: Why Trustees Join Independent School Boards

    NAIS Jobs-to-Be-Done Research: Why Trustees Join Independent School Boards

    Given the important role trustees play in sustaining a school’s success, your board needs to include the right people. In this new report, learn what trustees are seeking when they decide to join, and get tips on how to attract and retain trustees.

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  • Hiring Resources from NAIS

    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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DASL Data Entry is Open! Enter Foundation Data by October 14

Have questions? Get tips and key information for data entry, watch video tutorials, and sign up for webinars that cover different stages of the 2022-23 DASL data entry process.

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Leadership and the Cycle of Resting, Reflecting, and Responding

This past school year's pace felt unsustainable. School leaders are responsible for fostering a culture of care within their communities, and it begins with practicing and honoring rest.

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Legal Tip: Educators, Deduct up to $300 for Out-of-Pocket Classroom Expenses

For the first time in 20 years, the IRS boosted the maximum deduction for out-of-pocket classroom expenses to $300 for certain educators. Find out if you qualify for the higher deduction.

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Member Voices: Customizing Education and Preparing Students for the Future

Gary Krahn, head of La Jolla Country Day School (CA), discusses student media literacy, the importance of treating everyone with dignity, and how educators can encourage students' ways of thinking.

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Governing With Intentionality: Practices That Correlate With Success

Given the pressures on school leaders and trustees to balance so many short- and long-term needs, intentionality about how time is spent and on what will be more important than ever in the year ahead.

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Tuition: Ability to Pay vs Willingness to Pay

Leaders must assess this important dimension of tuition-setting as the U.S. education and economic landscape continues to shift and questions around price continue to come up.

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Marketing to the Digital-First Generation of Parents

Schools must now consider how parents gather information, their expectations for transparency and service, and how their brand loyalty has changed.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging help all students and adults in a school community thrive. NAIS supports the work of its 1,900 member schools and associations in this important work.

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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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