The Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools (KAIRS) is the state’s largest organization of non-public schools. Now in its 48th year, KAIRS is committed to excellence in education and to maintaining unity within its membership and productive relationships with public school leadership.

As it represents more than 35,000 Kansas school children, almost 2,400 teachers and more than 22,000 families, KAIRS strives to ensure that children attending religious and independent schools are treated equitably in educational law, policy and programs.

For the past several years, KAIRS also provides outstanding professional development programs for non-public school administrators and Pre-K - 12 teachers.


KAIRS 2018 K-12 Teachers Conference July 30-31

Cultivating Classrooms of Engaged Learners

KAIRS K-12 Teachers Conference
July 30-31, 9 am (Registration) Conference Schedule: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm
Location: Wichita Advanced Learning Library
345 N. Sycamore St, Wichita, KS 67203

This summer's KAIRS K-12 Teachers Conference will focus on engaging learners. Keynote Trevor Muir asks the question, "If learning isn't memorable, is it still learning?" He will share his expertise and success in utilizing project based learning and brain science to achieve student engagement, which in return, creates learning that is permanent and memorable. Trevor's practical and proven practices are applicable to classrooms of all ages and can result in students that are engaged,  and classrooms that are transformed. Breakout sessions will include additional practical ideas about how to further engage students. The  conference will be hosted by the newly completed Wichita Advanced Learning Library.

For additional information information visit the 2018 K-12 Teachers Summer Conference page.

Register Today!! 

Register Through July 24.

Download the Registration form. KAIRS 2018 K-12 Teachers Conference Registration Form

KAIRS President Dr. Nick Compagnone Asked to Serve On Governor’s Education Council

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued an Executive Order on March 7, 2018, creating the Governor’s Education Council with the purpose of improving outcomes for Kansas students. His office explained that the Council will provide a platform for connecting educators from Pre-K through higher education with leaders in the business community and state policymakers. Its mission will be to promote policies and strategies to effectively prepare students to successfully enter and thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century workforce.

KAIRS (Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools) was one of 16 Kansas education organizations/agencies from which the Governor will appoint a representative for the Council.   KAIRS President Nick Compagnone, PhD, was asked to serve as the KAIRS representative.

Read the full announcement on the News page.

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