The Covenant School is a longstanding TAIS member, and our network of schools is grieving with their community at this time. We are grieving for the community, lives lost, and the trauma endured, and we mourn Katherine Koonce, TAIS Treasurer, who as many of you know was a beacon of kindness, a generous supporter of others, and an inspiring leader in education. 

We recognize that TAIS’s strength lies in our connections and thought partnership amongst our member schools. We are offering our members a resource folder on our member login page which includes organizations who can help support, upcoming virtual offerings, and suggestions for responding to this tragedy with different constituents.

TAIS has been fortunate to work with several organizations that specialize in emotional support and counseling services for schools, students, and families. The following groups have provided professional development and other resources for TAIS and its member schools and stand ready now to assist our independent school communities:

Southeast Psych Nashville
Vertava Health
Family First Adolescent Services 



Plan Ahead for 2023-2024! 

Safety and Insurance Mini Workshop
July 24, 2023
Father Ryan School, Nashville

Narrative 4 Story Exchange and Training
August 25, 2023
Franklin Road Academy, Nashville

Empowering Math Students Through Collaboration, Rich Tasks, and Reflection
September 14, 2023
Harpeth Hall School, Nashville

Admissions and Communications Conference
September 20, 2023
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin

A Better Way To Protect Your School: Mitigate Threat Before an Attack – All Without Turning Your School Into a Fortress
September 22, 2023
Strategic Planning to Authentically Grow
September 27, 2023
St. Bernard Academy, Nashville

 TAIS Conference
November 5-6, 2023
St. George's Independent School, Memphis

Heads, CFOs, and Trustees Conference
January 22-23, 2024
Westin Chattanooga, Chattanooga

Business Office and HR Conference
February 23, 2024
Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville

SEL and Wellness Conference
April 5, 2024
Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville

The Benefits of Membership

Member schools participate in professional development throughout the year, including the highly-regarded TAIS Emerging Leaders Institute. We are also part of an eight-state consortium created to facilitate special pricing on valuable education resources.  

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Who We Are

The Tennessee Association of Independent Schools was established in 1973 to represent the interests of independent schools and serve as a connective resource for its member schools. We are a community of professionals committed to educational excellence.  

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