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.

Accreditation Resources

NWAIS Accreditation Handbook

Explore the 2016 NWAIS Accreditation Handbook for a comprehensive look at the accreditation process. The Handbook contains a Self Study Manual outlining the Standards developed by the Standards and Practices Subcommittee to reflect best practices in independent schools. These Standards reflect the integration of feedback from member schools and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), as well as a desire to have NWAIS Standards align with the association’s Core Values and Essential Characteristics.

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