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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.



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Upcoming Conferences

Institutional Leadership Conference
November 8-9, 2014
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge, Sea-Tac, WA

Fall Heads Meeting
November 9-10, 2014
Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, WA

Narrative Report Writing That Tells the Whole Story: What Can They Do? What Do They Know?
November 14, 2014
Seattle Girls' School, Seattle, WA

Critical Conversations Lab: Exploring the Skills Needed to Have Authentic and Successful Conversations with Parents Around Difficult Topics
November 17, 2014
Seattle Country Day School, Seattle, WA

View our full lineup of professional development events here.



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