We are committed to...
  • encouraging diverse points of view.
  • continuous reflection and on-going improvement.
  • collegial relationships and ethical leadership.
  • independent education options for families.
  • promoting the independence of our schools.
  • quality standards without standardization.
  • assisting schools in fulfilling their missions.

For Families

Explore NWAIS Schools


NWAIS represents a diverse group of schools, each of which has its own mission and culture. Start here to develop your understanding of our schools' shared values and take advantage of our resources to find the best match for your student.
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Learn About NWAIS Accreditation


What sets NWAIS schools apart from other independent schools? Read on to find out how our peer review process helps each school work toward what is best for their students in the classroom and beyond.
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Find a NWAIS School


With so many options, how do you know which school is best for your student? Use our search tool to locate NWAIS schools in your area and start creating your list of choices.
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NWAIS School Tours and Open Houses


Take your search to the next level by visiting NWAIS schools in person.  Meet teachers and administrators and discover first hand the exceptional educational opportunities provided by NWAIS schools.
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Admissions Information


You are ready to apply, but where do you start? Gather tips for understanding the admissions process.
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Financial Aid Information


What options are available to help families finance an independent school education? NWAIS schools provide several ways to assist you. Find out how you can afford an education that will last a lifetime.
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Northwest Association of Independent Schools
5001 California Ave. SW, Suite 112
Seattle, Washington 98136
T: 206.323.6137 • dstone@nwais.org
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