School Membership

NAIS is the leading resource for school leaders. Any school can join. We offer various categories of affiliation for all types of schools.

When your school joins NAIS, every staff and faculty member of your community—from teachers to trustees—gains access to NAIS benefits throughout the course of one school year (July 1-June 30).

Best Practice Guidance Actionable Data and Research Professional Development and Career Resources Networking and Community

Best Practice Guidance

Actionable Data
and Research

Professional Development
and Career Resources

Networking
and Community

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Membership Categories

 

Full Membership

Candidate Membership

Premium Subscription

Standard Subscription

Benefits Full access to all NAIS benefits Full access to all NAIS benefits Full access to all NAIS benefits Limited access to NAIS benefits
Criteria Meets all membership criteria Meets all membership criteria but actively working toward accreditation by approved accrediting organization Does not meet all membership criteria Does not meet all membership criteria
Dues $16.84 per K-13 student
$8.42 per student
below K*
$16.84 per K-13 student
$8.42 per student
below K*
$16.84 per K-13 student
$8.42 per student
below K*
$2,065*
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*We are currently offering a 50% prorate on all new school dues.
 

Membership Benefits

Best Practice Guidance

Get up to speed and define your priorities.

Actionable Data and Research

Understand your market and make strategic decisions.

Professional Development and Career Resources

Strengthen your team and yourself as a leader.
  • Head Space: Make sense of major issues that affect independent schools in this monthly communication from the NAIS president.
  • NAIS Institutes and Workshops: Gain peer networks and intensive training covering a range of topics — from diversity to leadership.
  • Strategy Lab: Think about challenges and opportunities differently through hands-on, collaborative workshops.
  • Career Center: Find the ideal candidates for your school staff or faculty.
  • Webinars and Meetups: Address everyday school challenges through online professional development opportunities.

Networking and Community

Become part of a strong national community of schools.

  • NAIS Annual Conference: Experience the premier networking event for independent school professionals and engage in deep conversations to help your school succeed. 
  • NAIS People of Color Conference: Convene with peers to create greater equity and inclusion in schools.
  • NAIS Connect: Share ideas, discuss challenges, and post questions around issues independent schools are facing in these online communities. Watch a brief video to learn how to join the discussion and update your profile and settings.
  • NAIS Podcasts: Gain insight from stories and discussions with experts and individuals in the independent school and broader education community.
  • Find a School Directory: List your school in the place that gets over 100,000 views per year.
  • NAIS Logo: Receive visible credibility and national endorsement by displaying our logo on your website or printed materials. 

 

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We are currently offering a 50% prorate on all new school dues.

For more information, please contact us through our Help Center or call (202) 973-9700.