NYSAIS Application Process

Before applying, Schools must meet the following criteria. The applying school must:

  • be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
  • hold a certificate of Absolute Charter from the State of New York (resources available upon request)
  • have been operating for at least five years at the time of application.

If the school meets these criteria:

  1. The Head of School must email a completed application form with the supporting documents to Maria Flores Seibert (maria@nysais.org).
  2. Please contact Maria Flores Seibert for an application form and checklist of required documents. 
  3. The NYSAIS Executive Director will contact the applying Head of School concerning the category of membership available to the school, and the procedure for application.
  4. The Executive Director and members of the NYSAIS Board of Trustees will schedule a visit to the school.
  5. The report of the school visit is added to the written application for the consideration of the NYSAIS Board of Trustees Membership Committee at its next meeting.
  6. School membership requires a vote of the Board of Trustees, and membership acceptances will be sent following the meeting at which the vote is taken.

Questions? Call or email Maria Flores Seibert: maria@nysais.org, 518-694-5500

NYSAIS Events Registration
    • September 29, 2020 Trustee Governance Workshop 2020 4:00 PM to 7:00 PMZoom

      Speakers: Jackson Collins (Prep for Prep), Mark Lauria (NYSAIS), Mark Brossman (Schulte Roth & Zabel)
      Target Audience: Heads and School Trustees
      Registration and details here.

    • September 30, 2020 Early Childhood and Lower School Collaborations in Outdoor Learning 4:00 PM to 6:30 PMZoom

      Speakers: Leslie Day and Stephanie Rose
      Target Audience: Early Childhood and Lower School teachers and administrators

      Registration and details here.

      This event is eligible for ETI cohort registrants.



    • October 1, 2020 Flexible Deeper Learning in An Uncertain Future: Teacher Leader Workshop Series 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMeSeminars on Zoom
      Online via zoom - Three-part workshop series;  Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 2020
      Audience:  All teachers in every grade and subject
      Details and Registration here!

      This event is eligible for ETI cohort registrants.

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