For Families, Parents and Caregivers

We are pleased to offer a variety of events for families, parents and caregivers exploring the benefits of independent school education.

Family Focus

A NEW speaker series for parents and caregivers


The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids

with Jessica Lahey

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA

Parents & Caregivers: Register Here


Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. In an effort to be highly responsive to our children’s well being, we as parents aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure — or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems.

Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back so that children can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults.

Come hear from Jessica at this complimentary evening program!


Talking with Youth About Heated Topics

with Rosetta Lee

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

Parents & Caregivers: Register Here


Young people bear witness to challenging or traumatic events in current events, media, and our local communities. They are often trying to process thoughts, feelings, and reactions without our explicit help and guidance - thereby increasing their confusion and anxiety. We adults have a natural instinct to protect our children from harsh realities and yet prepare them to navigate this complex world - is it possible to do both? What are ways to talk about identity, difference, and justice in age appropriate ways? How do you reinforce your family's values without instilling disrespect for other perspectives? How do you coach them toward authentic and respectful dialogue across difference?

Engage in these questions and more during this interactive event.

Come hear from Rosetta at this complimentary evening program!


AISNE School Fairs

Special opportunities to meet and engage with AISNE member schools


AISNE Summer Camps Fair

Sunday, January 12, 2020
The Westin Waltham Boston, Waltham, MA

Families: Register Here

AISNE Member Schools: Purchase a Table Here