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
    • April 13, 2021 NEIT (NYSAIS Education Information Technology) Online Conference 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Rory Mir and Shirin Mori
      Target Audience: Librarians, Technologists and Technology Directors

      Details and registration here
    • April 14, 2021 Improvisational Play in the Virtual Classroom 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Elana Fishbein
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Pre-K to 5th grade teachers; space is limited

      SOLD OUT!
      Details and waitlist here.
    • April 15, 2021 Annual LGBTQ+ Gathering - Poetry is Not a Luxury: Activism, Poetry, and Black Feminist Joy 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
      Speakers: Roya Marsh, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
      Audience: LGBTQ+ educators and administrators 
      Hosted by NYSAIS Diversity Committee

      Details and registration here.
    • April 19, 2021 Global & Cultural Competence: Nurture Belonging & Deeper Learning in Younger Grades 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMeSeminar

      Online via zoom, Homa Tavangar, Author and co-founder of BigQuestions.Institute

      Audience: PK-6 faculty, staff, school leadership

      Registration and details here.



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