About NYSAIS


NYSAIS
is a voluntary association of 199 independent nursery, elementary, and secondary schools enrolling over 83,000 students. It is affiliated with the National Association of Independent Schools and the New York State Coalition for Independent and Religious Schools. Founded in 1947, the Association is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Established originally to protect New York independent schools from obstructive legislation and regulation, the Association has added substantially to the range of its activities since its founding. These activities include:

  • evaluation and accreditation of member schools
  • professional learning for faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • advocacy for independent education
  • legal and institutional counsel
  • information on legislation, regulations, statistics, educational developments, and administrative practice

The affairs of the Association are overseen by an executive director and a board of trustees comprised of current heads and trustees of NYSAIS schools and elected by the membership at an annual meeting.

Full membership in the Association is open to non-profit independent, nursery, elementary, and secondary schools, and to non-profit associations concerned with independent education. Associate membership is available to certain other private or quasi-private educational institutions.

NYSAIS Facts at a Glance

  • 199 - the total number of member schools

Of those:

  • 116 schools in NYC
  • 20 on Long Island
  • 13 in Capital District
  • 13 in Lower Hudson Valley
  • 13 in Westchester
  • 12 in Western Lakes
  • 2 in Lake Placid
  • 1 in Syracuse
  • 1 in Cooperstown
  • 1 in Istanbul, Turkey

And:

  • 62 with religious affiliation
  • 24 with boarding programs
  • 19 with programs for special needs students
  • 16 that are all boys
  • 14 that are all girls

NYSAIS Schools educate a total of over 83,900 students

NYSAIS Events Registration
    • July 12, 2021 Sports and Social Justice Off the Field 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMeSeminar
      This event will meet over three days: July 12-14, 2021 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Christopher Hayes, Associate Director of Athletics, The Chapin School
      Audience: PE Teachers, Athletic Administrators, History Teachers, All educators with interest in sports

      Details and registration here.
    • July 12, 2021 Context and Conversation: A Crash Course in Talking about Anti-Asian Violence 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMeSeminar
      11 a.m.-12 noon
      Online via zoom
      Presenters: Nayantara Mhatre, Middle School Dean of Students, The Calhoun School; Morika Tsujimura, Math and Science Teacher, Grace Church School; Arhm Wild, Director of the Progressive Teaching Institute, MS/US Diversity Coordinator, Ethical Culture Fieldston School
      Audience: All educators

      Details and registration here.
    • July 12, 2021 Embodying Our Anti-Racist Values at School 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMeSeminar
      This event will meet over four days: July 12-15, 2021 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Lauren Porosoff, Empower Forwards
      Audience: All educators, including teachers, staff members, and administrators

      Details and registration here.
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