Accreditation visiting committees are comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals from peer independent schools. NYSAIS seeks to build diverse committees that bring together the wisdom drawn from a wide range of schools and areas of school life. Serving on an accreditation committee is often described as one of the most significant professional development opportunities available. It is seen by many as a chance to gain as much as one gives. We see accreditation as such a powerful professional learning experience that we have made serving on a visiting team a component of our two-year cohort program for emerging leaders.

We are always eager to welcome new volunteers into the process. If you are interested in serving on a visiting committee, we encourage you to speak with your head of school about taking this next step in your career. Since the process requires that individuals miss several days of school, we ask that candidates secure the endorsement of their head of school before submitting an application. Once this is complete, please notify us at so that we can send you a form which asks for information about areas of expertise and experience so that we can add you to our accreditation volunteer database.

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