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 Schools


Become a part of the diverse range of independent schools devoted to ongoing improvement and shared common values while living their own unique missions and educational approaches.
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Benefits of Membership

The collegiality of our members, our nationally recognized accreditation process and extensive professional development opportunities are just a few of the ways your school can grow and thrive by becoming a NWAIS member.
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Learn About NWAIS Accreditation

Our process represents the qualities seen as vital for outstanding schools to survive and thrive. Schools utilize the standards of the NWAIS accreditation process to improve themselves through the lens of their own unique missions and philosophies.
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Professional Development

NWAIS offers a variety of approaches to Professional Development allowing attendees to get started in a topic or develop high-level expertise. Explore our range of events bringing trending topics and best practices together to benefit your school.
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NWAIS School Data

Actionable data is critical to help your school make the best decisions. Find summary reports related to all aspects of school operations and utilize DASL by NAIS, the most comprehensive online data tool available to independent schools.
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Get Involved

Collaborate and exchange information with your independent school peers and educational thought leaders through our social media channels, professional development events and accreditation peer review teams.
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  • Guiding
  • Inspiring
  • Advancing
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
5001 California Ave. SW, Suite 112
Seattle, Washington 98136
T: 206.323.6137 • info@nwais.org
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