NAIS is conducting surveys about the effects of COVID-19 on schools. This week, learn about trends in school plans for starting back after winter break.
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.
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.
Webinar Recording: Planning for a Sustainable Future: Strategic Considerations for Heads and Boards
In the first session of the NAIS Fall Leadership Series, get insights on practical ways for heads of school and their boards to approach financial sustainability during this time of uncertainty.
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.
Looking Ahead: The Online Learning Experience
Now that the 2020–2021 year has begun, how can we improve the online learning experience for students and teachers going forward?
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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