NAIS is conducting surveys to provide the data you need to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and make strategic decisions for your school.
NAIS has launched a new site to harness the spirit of collaboration and gather resources in one place. Schools can share strategies and samples as they evolve practices.
Gain a sense of the new dimensions of health and well-being plus what these might look like for your school community amid constant uncertainty.
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.
NAIS is updating this page regularly to reflect new developments, answer questions, and provide examples of practices and policies.
A Letter from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona: Working Together for Students
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has shared this letter with educators and education stakeholders. It includes links to resources on safely reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Products Directory
Browse listings to find COVID-19-specific products that meet your school's needs. Categories include cleaning and health products, personal protective equipment, furniture, technology, and more.
Find Out Your Community's Feelings With NAIS COVID-19 Surveys
Get valuable insights that will help your school with planning and decision-making. NAIS is offering all member and subscriber schools free use of easy-to-administer family and staff satisfaction surveys.
Looking Ahead: Sustaining Schools During and Beyond COVID-19
Each month, NAIS President Donna Orem's Looking Ahead feature helps heads of school make sense of major issues that will affect independent schools in the near future. The latest topic is Pandemic Learning Models.
Student Voices: What They Are Saying About Distance Learning
Students have experienced challenges with the new learning environment but also reported benefits and insights that can help educators best support well-being, equity, and engagement.
Executive Assistants in a Virtual World
Executive assistants have always been critical to a head’s success, and their role has taken on new dimension as heads need more support than ever and so many school staff and administrators are working remotely.
Fundraising: Six Things Development Officers Should Consider in These Changing Times
While there are significant challenges ahead, there are also reasons for independent schools to feel confident about moving forward with all aspects of major gifts fundraising.
NAIS Toolkit: Reopening Amid COVID-19
As schools across America determine how to best serve students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are grappling with whether and how to open their campuses in the fall.
Crisis Communications: 10 Tips for Communicating During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic poses many challenges for independent schools, but it also provides opportunities to build community and strengthen support for the school. Follow these 10 tips to communicate effectively during the crisis:
Trustee Table Podcast: COVID-19 Board Guidelines from Richard Chait
The governance expert and author highlights how boards can govern effectively during crises, the importance of the head/board partnership, and practical ways boards can work more generatively.
Online Learning Course: NAIS Financial Modeling for Scenario Planning
This beta online course, which is free for NAIS members, offers scenarios and modeling tools to develop financial forecasts that will help your school be better prepared to navigate the turbulent times ahead.
Scenario Planning for Independent Schools
As independent schools grapple with the constantly changing world brought on by a global pandemic, NAIS has created resources to help you plan for an uncertain future.
NAIS Toolkit: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Affiliations
Mergers and acquisitions can offer paths to financial, demographic, and programmatic sustainability for schools needing to reposition themselves or those considering strategic expansion.
Evolving education in the time of COVID-19
Grandview Preparatory School (FL) shared its re-entry strategy that allows for flexibility, transparency, and prioritizes the health and safety of its community.
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