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Due to the range in our member schools and the corresponding variation in philosophy,
program, procedures, and style, the membership and subscription have been developed to focus on the elements that should be common to all good independent schools.

School Membership

School Membership is open to pre-collegiate, independent, nonprofit schools located in the United States. (Independent schools in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands may choose to apply for membership OR to become an International School Subscriber. Membership is also open to independent, nonprofit schools chartered by indigenous nations/ sovereign nations whose Nation authorizes their nonprofit status.) Download the School Membership Application

Association Membership

NAIS has several associations that are members. These associations are local, state, and regional associations of independent schools, and other associations, in and out of the U.S., that are operated for charitable and educational purposes. The aims of member associations are consistent with those of NAIS: to serve and strengthen independent schools. Read more.

Premium Independent School Subscription

Premium subscription (not membership) is a category of school subscription for independent, proprietary (for-profit) schools in the United States. Independent schools located outside of the United States may also apply for premium subscription. This category is available to pre-collegiate schools that do not meet the requirements for membership, but would benefit from using the majority of NAIS products and services. Download the Premium Independent School Subscriber Application

International Independent School Subscription

NAIS International School Subscriber affiliation (not membership) is open to any independent school located outside of the United States that would benefit from information and services NAIS provides. Download the International School Subscriber Application

New Independent School Subscription

New Independent School Subscriber affiliation (not membership) is open to independent, non-profit schools located in the United States that have been in operation for five years or less. Download the New Independent School Subscriber Application

School Subscription

NAIS School Subscriber affiliation (not membership) is open to public, charter, and other non-independent, pre-collegiate schools. Download the School Subscriber Application

Corporate Subscription

Companies that serve independent schools can become NAIS Corporate Subscribers. This affiliation allows companies to gain visibility within NAIS's influential membership. Download the Corporate Subscriber Application. Contact sponsorship@nais.org or (202) 973-9700 for more information.

Nonprofit Subscription

Nonprofit organizations that wish to gain visibility and genuine contact with NAIS's more than 1,400 member schools can do so by joining NAIS as a Nonprofit Subscriber. Download the Nonprofit Subscriber Application. Contact sponsorship@nais.org or (202) 973-9700 for more information.

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