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Current SAIS Membership Statistics

As of June 1, 2016, SAIS has 376 member schools from 13 US states, the Caribbean, and Latin America, making SAIS one of the largest regional independent school associations in the country.  SAIS represents over 200,000 students.

SAIS Member Schools by Grade Levels:

  • 59% Lower-Middle-Upper
  • 20% Lower-Middle
  • 10% Middle-Upper
  • 5% Lower
  • 5% Upper
  • <1% Middle

Percentage of SAIS Member Schools by State:

  • 30% Georgia
  • 16% North Carolina
  • 16% Tennessee
  • 8% Mississippi
  • 8% Florida
  • 6% South Carolina
  • 6% Alabama
  • 5% Virginia
  • 2% Texas
  • 1% Louisiana
  • <1% Arkansas
  • <1% Kentucky
  • <1% Other

Secular vs. Non-Secular:  Of member schools, 54% are secular and 46% are non-secular.   For the non-secular schools, religious affiliations are as follows:

  • 56% Christian-Non-denominational
  • 25% Episcopal
  • 9% Catholic
  • 6% Jewish
  • 3% Quaker
  • <1% Presbyterian

Co-Ed vs. Single-Sex:  While 95% of SAIS member schools are co-educational, 3% are boys-only and 2% are girls-only.

Old vs. New:  The oldest school was founded in 1728; the newest school was founded in 2013.  

Enrollment Numbers:  The smallest school in our membership has 26 students enrolled; the largest has over 2,700 students.  Total enrollment in SAIS member schools is over 210,000 students.

Day vs. Boarding:  91% of SAIS members are day schools; 8% offer day and boarding; and <1% are boarding-only schools.

Other Associations:  SAIS member schools are active in other independent school organizations:  44% are also members of NAIS (www.nais.org) and 80% are members of their state independent school associations.


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