Maintaining Your School’s Profile and Directory on the NYSAIS Website
The NYSAIS website is used in alignment with the association’s mission to support our member schools and serve as a vehicle to promote the understanding of independent school education in the state of New York.
About half of the people who visit our website each year are looking for schools and visiting the profile pages of member schools. There are two main areas where schools can focus their efforts to leverage the NYSAIS website to support their school and community.
Directory – Accreditation & Professional Learning
NYSAIS aims to build and sustain a vibrant, state-wide professional learning network that creates a culture of professional growth that acts as the foundation for teaching, learning, and collaboration in and between member schools. In order to communicate these relevant, timely, and engaging professional development opportunities to your school community, we need accurate and updated information about your staff. Additionally, as an accrediting body, we must maintain accurate records of the school’s leadership.
Positions that all schools should maintain an accurate listing of are:
Head of School | Board Chair | Business Manager/CFO | Executive Assistant (Assistant to the Head of School) | HR Director (if employed) | Associate/Assistant Heads of School | Division Heads
Academic Dean | Admissions Director | Advancement Director | After School Director | Athletic Director | Board Members | Communications Director | Department Chairs | Diversity Director | Facilities Director | Student Support/Guidance | Technology Director
The NYSAIS website has averaged nearly two million page views per year, with many of those people searching for schools. Have your admissions and communications teams look at your profile
and ensure it reflects how you want people to view your school.
Additionally, by default, if your school has not uploaded an image, a stock photo is inserted anytime your school shows up in search results. By adding a photo, you can also request your school be featured on the NYSAIS homepage by contacting up here
The best way to ensure that your faculty and staff receive the appropriate professional learning emails is by adding them to a position that best meets their role in your school, as well as continually reviewing the list to ensure its accuracy. Below are two examples illustrating how to add users to a position correctly.
The “Title” field is a free text field where you can insert an accurate title for everyone on your staff. Eg/ Chief Financial Officer
can be found here
to update your staff directory. This functionality requires either Admin Access
or the Users Permission.
Profile and Pictures
Our website has averaged nearly two million pageviews over the last three years, with many users viewing individual school profiles in the Schools section. By default, if your school has not uploaded an image, a stock photo is inserted anytime your school shows up in search results. By adding a photo, you can also request to have your school featured on the NYSAIS homepage.
can be found here
to update your profile and add a picture. This functionality requires either Admin Access
or the School Profile Permission.
Looking for instructions on how to accomplish these tasks? Please go to our Transition page for more information.