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.

Professional Development Calendar and Event Information

NWAIS Offers an Extensive Calendar of Professional Development To Move Your School Forward


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Conferences and Workshops


NWAIS offers conferences, workshops and institutes throughout the year on a variety of topics. The areas of interest are chosen based on member feedback, areas where schools struggle in the accreditation process and as well as areas where the association has determined are important for schools to sustain and thrive.

Explore the 2019-2020 professional development offerings via the professional development calendar.


Cohort Based Learning


Pathways to Leadership is a two year program to develop women who are interested in becoming a Head of School in the next 3-5 years.

Emerging Leaders is a two-year program to develop independent school leaders in taking the next step in their career.

Instructional Growth Cohort is our newest cohort for our newest educators. In this cohort educators in their first three-five years of independent school teaching will meet regularly over the course of 6 months, to discuss ideas of pedagogy, planning, and professionalism.


Fellowship for Collaborative Innovation


Fellows apply and are selected to explore a topic over the course of a year and then disseminate their learning to the rest of the NWAIS community.

Learn about applying for the Fellowship, and how the program can contribute to your professional growth

Follow along on the journey of current and past fellowship groups here.

Propose a Workshop or Session


NWAIS invites you to showcase your expertise as a presenter at an upcoming conference. Learn more about how to be involved with a future NWAIS conference or workshop.


Gain Visibility to NWAIS Schools through Event Sponsorship and Exhibiting


Learn more about how to start building relationships with key NWAIS school employees.


Educaton Credits and Program Policies


Learn more about Education Credits and Program Policies.


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