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School Safety and Security

School safety plans and security assessments should be revisited at least annually to accommodate changes in faculty and staff, modifications to the physical campus, advancements in technology, and current risk assessment. SAIS accreditation standards require that schools show evidence of […]

Child Protection Resources

The Questions on Student Safety for Accreditation Consideration are designed to guide schools through addressing several accreditation standards and indicators related to the safety of students. The following resources address several questions on student safety: A Training Guide for Administrators […]

Responding to School Violence

While independent schools are generally safe places to be, there have been 2,032 school shootings in the United States since 1970. Almost half of those school shootings have taken place since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Schools should have […]

Summer Reading List for Faculty and School Leaders

The following titles have been suggested over the years for schools looking for faculty summer reading options, selections for the leadership team, and individual professional learning. Including both practical strategies and deeper concepts, we hope you find something to inspire […]

Leadership Transition: Incoming Heads

In developing this guiding document, SAIS consulted with heads and other key school leaders who have recently experienced a leadership transition. They were asked to review existing items and contribute additional items from their transition experience. This will be an […]

Leadership Transitions: School and Local Community

In developing this guiding document, SAIS consulted with heads and other key school leaders who have recently experienced a leadership transition. They were asked to review existing items and contribute additional items from their transition experience. This will be an […]

Leadership Transition: Outgoing Heads

In developing this guiding document, SAIS consulted with heads and other key school leaders who have recently experienced a leadership transition. They were asked to review existing items and contribute additional items from their transition experience. This will be an […]

Leadership Transitions: Finance and Facilities Departments

In developing this guiding document, SAIS consulted with heads and other key school leaders who have recently experienced a leadership transition. They were asked to review existing items and contribute additional items from their transition experience. This will be an […]

Leadership Transition: Senior Leadership, Faculty and Staff

In developing this guiding document, SAIS consulted with heads and other key school leaders who have recently experienced a leadership transition. They were asked to review existing items and contribute additional items from their transition experience. This will be an […]

Leadership Transition: Board of Trustees

In developing this guiding document, SAIS consulted with heads and other key school leaders who have recently experienced a leadership transition. They were asked to review existing items and contribute additional items from their transition experience. This will be an […]