About NYSAIS


NYSAIS
is a voluntary association of 198 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
    • August 17, 2020 Assistant Heads, Division Heads & After School Online Conference 3:00 PM to 6:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom. Featured Speaker: Jason Craig Harris
      August 17, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
      Audience:  Assistant and Associate Heads, Division Heads, After School Directors
      Details and Registration here!
    • August 18, 2020 Building an Anti-Racist Physical Education Program 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom; Erica Corbin, Worokya Duncan, John Gentile, James Samuels, Sherri Spelic, Lauren Stewart
      August 18, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Audience:  Athletic Directors, PE Teachers and Coaches
      Details and Registration here!
    • August 18, 2020 Leading Bravely: Sustaining Community for What Comes Next 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom, Marc T. Frankel, Ph.D., Judith L. Schechtman, M.S.W., Triangle Associates
      August 18, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Audience:  Heads of School
      Details and Registration here!
    • August 19, 2020 Using Padlet for Student Engagement in Class or Online 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Kim Kelly, French American School
      August 19, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      Audience:  K-8 teachers of all subjects
      Details and Registration here!
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