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NJAIS At a Glance

NJAIS is a nonprofit association of independent (private) schools throughout New Jersey. Founded in 1958, the association serves its member schools by providing a rigorous, comprehensive, standards-based accreditation program, outstanding professional development, public advocacy, networking opportunities, and consultation with our professional staff.

Independent schools are rooted in the idea of choice. They offer families a range of educational options: coeducation or single sex; religious affiliation or nonsectarian; preschool, elementary, or secondary; day or boarding; and each has a distinct educational mission and philosophy.

For all of their diversity and widely varying approaches, NJAIS-member schools have certain characteristics in common. Each is governed by a Board of Trustees, and is a nonprofit corporation. NJAIS schools are independent in governance and finance, and have stated policies of nondiscrimination. Each fosters a culture of learning in every area of school life - in classrooms and laboratories, on playing fields, stages, in concerts and in music practice rooms, and art studios.

NJAIS is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the NAIS Commission on Accreditation, ISAnet, and The Council for American Private Education (CAPE). NJAIS is also a member of the New Jersey Nonpublic Advisory Council.

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