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
    • February 22, 2020 Job Fair to Promote Diversity, NYC 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PMColumbia Grammar and Preparatory School

      4 W 93rd St, New York, NY 10025              Map
      Liz Fernandez, Job Fair Administrator
      Phone: 718-344-9000
      (MM)



    • February 24, 2020 Early Childhood Indicators: Identification and Interventions 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMStephen Gaynor School

      Please enter through the South Building entrance, at 175 W. 89th St., which leads directly into the Performing Arts Center  map

      For Grades PK - 3
      Speakers: Rebecca Jurow, Kate Homlish, Jennifer Cohen, Jennifer Eisenberg, and Clare Cosentino

      Sold out - Waitlist Capacity Reached (now closed)!

    • March 2, 2020 A Comprehensive Approach to Gender and Sexuality in PK-5 Classrooms 9:00 AM to 3:30 PMRiverdale Country School - Lower School Campus

      Riverdale Country School, 1 Spaulding Lane, Bronx 10471 map
      For teachers of Grades PK-5
      Presenters: Jessica Delgado, Director of Student Life and Community, James Duval, Head of Lower School

      Sold out! - Will be offered again on April 27, 2020

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