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.

WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL?

Independent schools define their own missions, are governed by their own board of directors, are financially autonomous and have the freedom to develop their own unique programs.

ADVANTAGES OF AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL EDUCATION

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High quality and accessible teachers with a passion for their subject areas

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Small class sizes and a dedication to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of all students

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A vibrant culture of learning, leadership, responsibility, community, and citizenship

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A safe, supportive environment in which to learn and grow

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Need-based financial aid

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A commitment to diversity and inclusion

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WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE A NWAIS SCHOOL?

The 111 schools affiliated with NWAIS graduate students who go on to live rich and rewarding lives, pursue their passions, and explore the world with a sense of wonder and critical inquiry. NWAIS schools serve students of all ages, skill levels, and incomes with a huge variety of educational strategies.

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WHAT DOES THE NWAIS ACCREDITATION PROCESS MEAN FOR YOU?

ACCOUNTABILITY

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DEPENDABILITY

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CONNECTIVITY

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NWAIS STANDARDS HELP SCHOOLS DEVELOP THEIR STRENGTHS TO PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR THEIR STUDENTS

EXPLORE THE DIVERSITY OF NWAIS SCHOOLS

The 115 schools affiliated with NWAIS graduate students who go on to live rich and rewarding lives, pursue their passions, and explore the world with a sense of wonder and critical inquiry. NWAIS schools serve students of all ages, skill levels, and incomes with a huge variety of educational strategies.

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AN ASSORTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

HERE IS A SAMPLE OF THE MANY TYPES OF SCHOOLS AFFILIATED WITH NWAIS:

Small schools (100 students or less)

Religious schools

International

Boarding schools

Waldorf

International Baccalaureate

Language immersion schools

Montessori

Fine Arts

Single-sex schools

YOU CAN FIND NWAIS AFFILIATED SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE NORTHWEST

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NWAIS

HOW MANY SCHOOLS ARE
AFFILIATED WITH NWAIS?

111 SCHOOLS

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HOW DIVERSE ARE NWAIS SCHOOLS?

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DO NWAIS SCHOOLS OFFER FINANCIAL AID?

$535,080: MEDIAN FINANCIAL AID AWARDED PER SCHOOL

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE NWAIS SCHOOL CLASS SIZE?

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    • ThuOct21 SAGA School Open House 2021-2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMSeattle Area German American School (SAGA) 11010 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98133The SAGA School, a German immersion preschool through elementary school,is excited to announce its Open House series for the 2021-22 School Year. 

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