• Quicklinks
  • Member Login
Home >
About NWAIS
page tools :

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

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

Essential Characteristics of NWAIS Schools
Learn more...

  • 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
Business Officers Conference

April 27-29, 2014
Cedarbrook Lodge
SeaTac, WA
 
Registration Open
Spring Heads Meeting

May 4-6, 2014
Skamania Lodge
Stevenson, WA

New Date (previously schedueled in February)

Middle School Student Diversity Leadership Retreat
May 9-10, 2014
Catlin Gabel 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.


Meet Our Incoming
Executive Director



NWAIS - Northwest Association of Independent Schools
5001 California Ave. SW (Suite 112) Seattle, Washington 98136   Tel.: (206) 323-6137   Fax: (206) 324-4863   Email: dstone@nwais.org
email page print page small type large type
powered by finalsite