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). Learn more about NAIS membership and benefits.
NAIS member schools are preschool-13, nonprofit, independent schools of all types and sizes located in the United States.
To be eligible to be an NAIS full member, a school must demonstrate in the application process that it meets the requirements below. If your school does not meet the criteria below you can still join NAIS as a Premium or Standard Subscriber school.
NAIS membership dues are based on student enrollment, and there are K-13 and pre-K rates. Any student who is enrolled at your school should be counted as part of your school’s enrollment. This is regardless of whether the student attends full time or part time, or in person or online.
The 2023–2024 dues rate is $16.84 per student in grades K–13, and $8.42 per preschool and pre-kindergarten student. Dues will not exceed $14,260 or be less than $400. We are currently offering a 25% prorate on all new school dues.
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