National Association of Independent Schools

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National Association of Independent Schools
NAIS logo.png
Abbreviation NAIS
Type Non-governmental organization
Purpose K-12 education
Website nais.org

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a U.S.-based membership organization for private, nonprofit, K-12 schools. Founded in 1963, NAIS represents independent schools and associations in the United States, including day, boarding, and day/boarding schools; elementary and secondary schools; boys', girls', and coeducational schools. NAIS has affiliate members internationally as well.

NAIS's mission is to be the national voice of independent schools and the center for collective action on their behalf.

Membership[edit]

As of the 2010-11 school year, NAIS represented approximately 1,400 member independent schools and associations in the US, serving more than 562,000 students and 121,000 teachers, administrators, and other staff.

Membership in NAIS is open to independent pre-college schools that are operated by nonprofit organizations. To become a full member of NAIS, a school must have operated for at least five years and must be accredited by an accrediting organization approved by NAIS.[1]

NAIS-approved accreditors include the U.S. regional accreditation organizations for pre-college schools and the following associations that are association members of NAIS:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Membership, NAIS website, accessed October 6, 2010
  2. ^ Accreditation, NAIS website, accessed October 6, 2010

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