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

Updated 08/18/21


NWAIS has resumed limited in-person programming alongside virtual programming for the 2021-22 school year. We are adopting this model for several reasons:

  • NWAIS is a relational organization and we understand that professional relationships are best fostered in an in-person context
  • Continuing online programming allows NWAIS schools to greater access to professional development, especially for those outside of WA
  • Uncertainty remains high as COVID-19 cases rise and variants gain traction

We will be balancing flexibility and adaptability with giving presenters and NWAIS time to plan accordingly. Much of the 2021-22 Professional Development calendar has been planned with the goal of in-person workshops at the forefront. NWAIS is prioritizing in-person workshops when the content of the workshop is rooted in relational learning, and virtual learning when sessions that are more content-based.

In all offerings, dates, times, and formats may be subject to change as pandemic-related policies shift.



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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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