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

  • 196 - 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 7, 2020 Executive Functioning: What we are learning from online instruction and how it will benefit us when we are back in the classroom 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMeSeminar
      Online via zoom, Andrew Ayers and Amelia Glauber, Collegiate School. 
      Three-part series: July 7, 8, 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
      Audience:  K- 5th Grade
      Details and Registration here!
    • July 7, 2020 Best Practices for Teaching Remotely 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMeSeminar
      Online via zoom, Hassan Wilson, Friends Seminary
      July 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
      Audience:  K-12 Educators
      Details and Registration here!
    • July 7, 2020 LS Reading: Engaging, high-impact, practices for early reading: Teaching phonics, fluency, and comprehension in an online, face-to-face or hybrid environment 11:00 AM to 12:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom with Dr. Jennifer Zwillenberg
      July 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
      Audience: Teachers in grades K-3
      Details and Registration here!
    • July 7, 2020 Reflections from a High School Choral Teacher, What I know, What I learned, What I have yet to learn: How will we approach and plan for the Fall? 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom, Dr. Jacqueline Martino, King School (CT)
      July 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      Audience: High School, Middle School,  Music teachers, and  Music dept chairs
      Details and Registration here!
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