• SDLC Lottery Information

    SDLC Lottery Information

    We have implemented a pre-registration lottery system for the 2020 NAIS Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Schools interested in registering students for SDLC will need to submit their school information and the number of students in their delegation by 11:59 p.m. ET September 30.

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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.

    Learn More and Submit Your Solution

  • 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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  • Independent School: Crisis Leadership

    Independent School: Crisis Leadership

    The Summer 2020 issue explores the crisis life cycle, crisis management teams, boards working through difficult times, and more.

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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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Reserve Your Spot for Leadership Through Partnership Online

We have reimagined this foundational governance program to support heads and board chairs in a virtual space. Get the tools you need to make challenging decisions in an unprecedented environment.

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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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Legal Tip of the Week: Obtain Consent to Record Classes

Whether your school operates in person, virtually, or in hybrid mode this fall, you may be considering recording classes. Before you do, make sure you have permission to record students.

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Intentionally Investing in Online Learning

Parents will have increasingly higher expectations for both face-to-face and online learning, and students will need us to excel at both if they are to thrive, NAIS President Dona Orem writes.

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Member Voices Podcast: Admission and Inclusion in a Remote Environment

Ralinda Watts, director of diversity, equity, and inclusion and associate director of admission at The Buckley School (CA), shares how she has dealt with COVID-19 and racial injustice.

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Trustee Table Podcast: Good Governance from the Head’s Perspective

Scott Erickson, head of Phillips Brooks School (CA), shares how he employs effective governance practices and how he addresses communication gaps with his school and board.

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Building the Empathy Muscle by Affirming and Honoring Identity

Educational research shows that when students feel seen and heard, they build strong relationships with their peers and teachers, and perform better academically and contribute to their communities. 

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Leading Through COVID-19: Key Questions for Heads to Consider

How can school heads manage the challenges of the pandemic while maintaining a focus on the future? Find key questions to help you make plans for enrollment, well-being, financial sustainability, and more.

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Submit Your Nomination for the NAIS Board of Trustees

NAIS is accepting nominations for the Board of Trustees Class of 2024. Our board members are vital to the NAIS community. Please complete the nomination process by the September 25 deadline.

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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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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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Governance and Crisis: The Board's Role and Responsibilities

When school heads and boards plan together, they are anticipatory and prepared, not just for what can go wrong, but for what they will do right when a crisis moment arises.

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Crisis Through the Lens of Student Health

Community health and well-being are often at the core of crises schools face. Experts offer insights on how leaders can spot, prepare, and guide their communities through such crises.

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Student Health and Well-Being and the Intersection of Diversity and Inclusion

As schools inclusive of many different demographics, it’s critical to take into account dimensions of difference that are impacted by the decisions schools are making in response to risks posed by the coronavirus. 

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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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