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About NWAIS

Mission

To assist schools in fulfilling their mission to provide high quality education for children by promoting and protecting the independence of our schools, by representing the interest of our schools, and by fostering collegial relationships and ethical leadership within our schools.

 --Approved by the NWAIS membership Sunday, May 2, 2010

Core Values

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  • Independence
  • Free and Open Inquiry
  • Commitment to Diversity
  • Ongoing School Improvement
  • Collegial Relationships and Ethical Leadership

Essential Characteristics of NWAIS Schools
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  • Commitment to the Public Good
  • Effective Governance and Operations
  • Physical Location or Place
  • Primary Focus of Academic Education
  • Commitment to the Best Interests of Children

Non-Discrimination Statement For NWAIS Schools

Member schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status in admission of otherwise qualified students or in providing access to the rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally available to all students and their families, including educational policies, scholarship and other financial aid programs, or athletic, extra-curricular, and other school-administered programs and activities.  Similarly, member schools do not discriminate in their hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status.  Single sex institutions, religious schools, or institutions serving students with learning differences or other special needs implement policies related to gender, religion, and learning differences or other special needs as appropriate to support their published mission statements.


Upcoming Conferences


Registration Open
New Heads Institute

August 8-11, 2014
Alderbrook Resort
Union, WA

New Trustees Workshops

  • September 20, 2014

    The Island School

    Bainbridge Island, WA

  • September 21, 2014

    Seattle, WA
    
Location: Westside School

  • September 27, 2014

    Portland, OR
    French American International School

 Fall Educators Conference
October 10, 2014
Oregon Episcopal School
Portland, OR

View our full
lineup of professional
development events here.


Become a 2014
NWAIS Corporate Sponsor

Is your organization looking to engage with independent school leaders and create new business relationships? Take advantage of our affordable Corporate Sponsor benefit packages!

 Featured Speakers

Watch Will Richardson's keynote on Learning in a Networked World and Bob Sornson's talk on Helping Students Develop Self Regulation presented at the 2013 Fall Educators Conference.




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5001 California Ave. SW (Suite 112) Seattle, Washington 98136   Tel.: (206) 323-6137   Fax: (206) 324-4863   Email: dstone@nwais.org
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