SSL Certificate
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.

2017-2018 Board of Governors


Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau, Head of School, Evergreen School (WA)

Vice President

Russell Smith, Head of School, Eton School (WA)

Past President

Briel Schmitz, Head of School, Spruce Street School (WA)


Patti Hearn, Head of School, Lake Washington Girls Middle School (WA)


Mike McGill, Head of School, The Northwest School (WA)


Percy Abram, Head of School, The Bush School (WA)

Julie Amberg, Head of School, Cascades Academy of Central Oregon (OR)

Tim Bazemore, Head of School, Catlin Gabel School (OR)

Joan Beauregard, Community Member

Grant Beckwith, Head of School, American Heritage School (UT)

Peter Berner-Hays, Head of School, The Little School (WA)

Alan Braun, Head of School, The Valley School (WA)

Jeremy Gregerson, Head of School, The Meadows School (NV)

Matt Horvat, Head of School, The Overlake School (WA)

Evan Hundley, Head of School, Explorer West Middle School (WA)

Trish King, Head of School, The Island School (WA)

Julie Lennox, Head of School, Missoula International School (MT)

Liz Swift, Head of School, Holy Names Academy (WA)

Chris Watson, Head of School, Soundview School (WA)


NWAIS Audited Financial Statements

Our Mission

The Northwest Association of Independent Schools promotes the ongoing improvement of its member schools and advances independent school education by:

  • Supporting schools
    in achieving
    their missions
  • Cultivating excellence in school leadership
  • Furthering diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Encouraging free and open inquiry
  • Fostering collegial
    and collaborative relationships
  • Championing our public purpose

-- Approved by the
NWAIS membership
Sunday, May 2, 2016

Upcoming Events
  • March 21, 2019
    • Annie Wright Schools | Early Childhood Tours 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMAnnie Wright SchoolsThere is nothing we love more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families.  The Early Childhood Program at Annie Wright includes Preschool (age 3), Prekindergarten (age 4), and Kindergarten (age 5).  Register here or contact Joy Phelps at
    • Annie Wright Schools | Upper School for Girls Campus Tours 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMAnnie Wright SchoolsThere is nothing we love more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective students and families.  Our Upper School for Girls program covers Grade 9 to Grade 12.  Register here or contact Alyssa Harvey at
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