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.


Covid-19 and Professional Development Programming


Important Notice


NWAIS has decided to move all of its events and programming to virtual spaces through December 2020. While we thought about holding out hope, we are making this move for several reasons, including:

  • Tremendous uncertainty (even low probability) about live events
  • Greater access when travel may be restricted and/or undesirable
  • Less time away from school communities
  • Time for presenters and us to plan accordingly

Many other associations have made this move, some for the entire 20-21 school year. We remain optimistic we can hold some live, in-person events in early 2021.

Everyone at NWAIS remains committed to providing the best professional development experiences possible. As always, we are deep in our continual redesign of our PD offerings, including a reconsideration of price structures. We are working with presenters to make sure they deliver virtual experiences that wow you. Further, we’ve begun exploring other technology to enhance the on-line PD experience and to join the NWAIS community in exciting ways. While we’ve been forced apart, NWAIS is seizing opportunities for all our members to come together across time, space, and geography.


  • 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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