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PNAIS Accreditation Materials for Schools Hosting Teams in 2013-2014

Visiting Team Members should also be sure to visit the Serving on a Visiting Team page to learn more.

PNAIS September 2012 Self Study Manual

This newly revised Self Study represents the work of PNAIS Heads of School who served diligently and thoughtfully on the Standards & Practices Subcommittee over a period of 2 ½ years.  The Subcommittee’s work was guided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Commission on Accreditation criteria for effective independent school accreditation.  The Standards & Practices Subcommittee also synchronized the Self Study language with PNAIS Core Values and Essential Characteristics.  Additionally, the Subcommittee worked to reduce redundancy and to ask more succinct questions that promote greater reflection.  With this new document, PNAIS now has 14 Standards, including new standards for school culture, commitment to diversity, institutional advancement, and enrollment management.  Last, the new Self Study simplifies the PNAIS evaluation structure whereby Standards and Indicators replace the previous structure of major standards, good practices and elements.

Download the 2012 PNAIS Self Study Manual


PNAIS September 2012 Accreditation Handbook

Download the 2012 PNAIS Accreditation Handbook

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2012 Accreditation Materials
The latest revisions of the PNAIS Self Study and Accreditation Handbook are now available for download.

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Parents, visit our School Open House Calendar and check out our online School Search to learn more about PNAIS schools in your area! Also, be sure to visit the Summer Program Calendar!

Upcoming Conferences

Registration Open
April 21-23, 2013 (Sun.-Tues.)
Business Officers Conference
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge, Sea-Tac, WA

Registration Open
May 5-7, 2013 (Sun.-Tues.)
Spring Heads Conference
Location: Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA

Registration Open
May 18, 2013 (Sat.)
Board Chairs Workshop
Location: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Registration Open
June 20-21, 2013 (Thurs.-Fri.)
Administrative Assistants Workshop
Location: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Registration Open
June 24-26, 2013 (Mon.-Wed.)
Leadership Institute
Location: Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA
Save the Dates for 2013-14

Registration Open
June 24-26, 2013 (Mon.-Wed.)
Diversity Practitioners Retreat
Location: Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Save the Dates

New Heads Institute
August 6-9, 2013
Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA

Self Study Workshop
October 10, 2013
Location: TBA

Fall Educators Conference
October 11, 2013
The Overlake School, Redmond, WA

Institutional Leadership Conference
November 2-3, 2013
The Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac, WA

Fall Heads Meeting
November 3-4, 2013
The Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac, WA

Spring Heads Meeting
May 4-6, 2014
Location: TBA

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