SAIS Fast Facts

Current SAIS Membership Statistics

As of June 30, 2014, SAIS has 367 member schools from 11 southeastern 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:

  • 58% Lower-Middle-Upper
  • 21% Lower-Middle
  • 10% Middle-Upper
  • 6% Lower
  • 5% Upper
  • <1% Middle

Percentage of SAIS Member Schools by State:

  • 31% Georgia
  • 17% North Carolina
  • 15% Tennessee
  • 8% Mississippi
  • 7% Florida
  • 6% South Carolina
  • 6% Alabama
  • 4% Virginia
  • 2% Texas
  • 1% Louisiana
  • <1% Arkansas
  • <1% Kentucky
  • <1% Other

Secular vs. Non-Secular:  Of member schools, 52% are secular and 48% are non-secular.   For the non-secular schools, religious affiliations are as follows:

  • 58% Christian-Non-denominational
  • 25% Episcopal
  • 8% Catholic
  • 7% Jewish
  • 3% Quaker

Co-Ed vs. Single-Sex:  While 94% of SAIS member schools are co-educational, 3% are boys-only and 3% are girls-only.

Old vs. New:  The oldest school was founded in 1728; the newest school was founded in 2008.  

Enrollment Numbers:  The smallest school in our membership has 7 students enrolled; the largest has over 2,900 students.  Total enrollment in SAIS member schools is over 200,000 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:  51% are also members of NAIS (www.nais.org) and 80% are members of their state independent school associations.

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