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NESA School Membership

For over 50 years NESA has been serving member schools by facilitating sustainable and systemic school improvement based on the best practices of American and international education, with the goal of maximizing student learning.

Membership is open to any elementary or secondary private independent American/international overseas school or school system. To be eligible for NESA Member School Status, a school must be accredited by a NESA-recognized accreditation agency (CIS, MSA, or NEASC), offer a comprehensive standards-based US type curriculum with English as the primary medium of instruction, share and subscribe to NESA's mission, vision and core values, and wish to participate in NESA's conferences and institutes.





Join a collaborative learning community of like-minded education professionals.

Learn from and engage with speakers and trainers at the cutting-edge of education.

Nurture adult learning through diverse support systems and programs.

NESA Member School Benefits

Enjoy the following through your NESA Membership:

Access Top-Tier Professional Learning

Experience a curated adult learning program (online and in person) that addresses the needs of all leaders and educators in your school, and learn from carefully selected speakers and trainers at the cutting edge of education.

Register at Reduced Rates

Enjoy 25% reduced rates on registration for online and in-person events and programs, offerings.

Get Priority & Exclusive Access

Receive priority access to NESA communications and registration for special, limited-enrollment offerings.

Attend the NESA Heads Summit

Heads of NESA Member Schools are invited to attend the Annual NESA Spring Heads Summit: two days of learning including complimentary registration, lunch and dinner. (Contingent on travel restrictions.)

Play a Part in NESA Planning

As a NESA Member, you are invited to:

Be Recognized

NESA Membership involves a rigorous application process, subject to NESA Board of Trustees approval. Being accepted means a school stands with the top international schools in the NESA region. As a NESA Member, you will receive a Member Certificate as well as materials to help share your membership status with NESA.

Join the Discussion

NESA Member School groups receive an invitation to join monthly NESA Live Forums to discuss issues, share experiences, and provide logistical and collegial support to each other.

Contribute to NESA NEWS

Share news and announcements about your school by contributing articles to the online NESA News.

Participate in the NESA Salary & Benefits Surveys

Take part each spring in NESA’s annual school Salary & Benefits Surveys for teachers and administrators, and access the consolidated information we receive from all participating NESA schools in the form of two anonymized reports.

Receive Complimentary Memberships & Subscriptions

As part of your NESA membership, we offer best-in-class research and resources—paid by us, complimentary for you—on a yearly opt-in basis:

Connect & Engage With an Exceptional Community

NESA's education professionals are known for their spirit of sharing, and are brought together by NESA's diverse professional development support systems, partnerships, and programs.

Your Logo Proudly Featured by NESA

Your school logo and link to your website will be listed on a public page on the NESA website.

Apply for Awards & Scholarships

NESA Member School students are invited to participate in awards and scholarships, including:

Present Teacher Workshops

NESA Member School teachers will have the opportunity to apply to present a one-hour teacher workshop at a NESA event. Selected applicants are expected to attend the annual NESA Educators Learning Event (ELE).

Sponsor NESA Flagship Events

Receive special consideration for sponsorship of the NESA Online Leadership Event and Educators Learning Event, including the design of custom packages tailored to your needs in consultation with NESA.

Leverage the NESA Directory

Connect with the NESA community and share information about your school through your listing in the NESA Membership Directory.

*For school groups/systems: one Wider Circle Representative is eligible; one school in the system receives the NAIS subscription.

Membership Dues 2021-2022

Based on enrollment.
All amounts quoted are in US Dollars (USD).

The year runs from July 1 to June 30.


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