NYSAIS Application Process

Before applying, Schools must meet the following criteria. The applying school must:

  • be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
  • hold a certificate of Absolute Charter from the State of New York (resources available upon request)
  • have been operating for at least five years at the time of application.

If the school meets these critieria:

  1. The Head of School must email a completed application form with the supporting documents to Maria Flores Seibert (maria@nysais.org).
  2. Please contact Maria Flores Seibert for an application form and checklist of required documents. 
  3. The NYSAIS Executive Director will contact the applying Head of School concerning the category of membership available to the school, and the procedure for application.
  4. The Executive Director and members of the NYSAIS Board of Trustees will schedule a visit to the school.
  5. The report of the school visit is added to the written application for the consideration of the NYSAIS Board of Trustees Membership Committee at its next meeting.
  6. School membership requires a vote of the Board of Trustees, and membership acceptances will be sent following the meeting at which the vote is taken.

Questions? Call or email Maria Flores Seibert: maria@nysais.org, 518-694-5500

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