The first few years of teaching in an independent school can be challenging. The SAIS Institute for New Teachers provides guidance, support, and the opportunity to practice planning and instructional skills with a small peer group led by an experienced independent school educator. Immediate, constructive feedback on demonstration lessons allows attendees to practice their craft in a supportive setting. This 3-day program offers practical hands-on strategies and information unique to the culture and setting of an independent school. New teachers leave this workshop empowered to create and facilitate inspired learning experiences, partner with parents, and find their place in the school community.

Additional Dates & Locations

Do you have at least three years of teaching experience in a public or charter school setting? Register for the Institute for New Teachers: Public-to-Private instead, designed for experienced public school teachers who are making the move to an independent school.

Early Career Teacher Mentorship Program

Early-career educators are juggling so many new things – classroom management, curriculum, the culture of a new school, parents, and more. The Early Career Teacher Mentorship Program supports new teachers by providing year-long virtual support from experienced independent school educators. The program will give teachers the space to learn core skills, gain confidence, and improve their practice while building relationships with other early-career educators. Learn more about the program at this link.


SAIS MemberNon-Member
Through June 10$925$1,079
June 11 – July 1$975$1,129
After July 1$1,075$1,229


The following meals are included with registration:

  • Tuesday: dinner
  • Wednesday: breakfast, lunch
  • Thursday: breakfast, lunch


NOTE: SAIS does not utilize the services of a housing vendor for any events. Neither SAIS nor the hotel will call you to make reservations over the phone. Please use the above hotel link to secure your reservation directly with the hotel.

COVID Safety Guidelines

Providing a safe environment for learning is top priority. We need your help to achieve this. We want to keep you safe and healthy.

  • All participants will be asked to be fully vaccinated according to CDC guidelines or submit a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of arrival at the event.
  • As safety guidelines continue to shift based on the latest research, case counts, and medical treatments, we will determine our on-site masking and distancing protocols accordingly.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the SAIS registration desk.

Acknowledgement of Risk and Safety Procedures

Participation in SAIS events signifies an attendee’s acknowledgement of infectious and other diseases and voluntary assumption of the risk of exposure or infection by attending the event. Attendees agree to comply with all guidelines and procedures, including distancing and/or masking, that may be implemented by SAIS, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities.

Acknowledgement of Intellectual Property

Participants expressly acknowledge the intellectual property of the presenters of this conference and these other terms that are conditions of attendance. This acknowledgement includes the understanding that creating any form of recording, including but not limited to video or audio is a violation of the intellectual property of the speakers as well as a violation of the terms of participation in this event. Participants expressly agree not to independently record, or knowingly let anyone else record, any of the conference sessions in which they participate. Participants will also not share their unique link to the conference platform or the content therein with anyone else. The unique link to the conference platform will be used solely by the participant.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received before June 28 via this form will receive an 80% refund. After that date, replacement registrants are welcomed but no refunds are available. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis following the conclusion of the event.

Consent to Use of Photographic and Video Images

Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.


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