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
    • January 20, 2021 From Morocco to Dubai: Engagement and Immersion with Virtual Reality 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Mimi Melkonian, The Brunswick School
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Audience: Middle and Upper School World Language Teachers
      Details and registration here.
      This event is eligible for ETI cohort registrants.
    • January 21, 2021 Media Literacy in Action 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Jaclyn Kahn Siegel, Winston Preparatory School
      Two sessions, Thursdays, January 21 & 28, 2021
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Audience: Teachers, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
    • January 25, 2021 How to Be an Antiracist School 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMWebinar on Zoom
      Online via zoom - 
      Audience:  Educators, Administrators, Staff, Trustees, Students
      Speaker: Ibram X. Kendi

      Details and Registration
    • January 27, 2021 Trustee Governance Conference: Strategic Thinking for Boards and Heads of School 4:00 PM to 7:00 PMZoom

      On Zoom
      Speakers: John Gulla, William Kummel, Elizabeth Denevi, Mariama Richards, Caryn Pass, Kristen Power, Suzanne Baumgarten, Mark Lauria, plus a panel of Board Chairs and Finance Chairs


      Details and registration here.

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