SAIS Value Narrative Survey Registration Form

  • Please complete this form to register for SAIS Value Narrative Survey.

  • THE SURVEY HELP DOCUMENT can be accessed here: This document provides explanations and definitions for items requested on the registration form and will answer most of the common questions about the survey. A complete live sample of the survey is available by clicking here.

  • When the form is complete and submitted with corresponding payment, you will receive a confirmation email that verifies the information provided and important next steps.

  • Please refer to for information. 

Save & Return

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What grade levels does your school serve? *

If the survey coordinator is not the head of school, please complete the following. In that case, the survey results will be sent to both the survey coordinator and the head of school.


For each stakeholder group participating in the survey, please give us your best estimate of how many emails we should expect for each group.
Is your school a member of SAIS? *
Select the appropriate deployment number for your survey. *
Which surveys would you like to administer? Note that SAIS recommends administering all surveys if you are able to do so. *
Do you need a web link for student use? *

DEPLOYMENT INFORMATION: The deployment schedule is designed to increase response rates. Please follow the deployment schedule when notifying and reminding your stakeholders.

SAIS has created several sample notes you can use to send to stakeholders at the initial notification, your reminder, and a thank you note. The sample notes are included in the survey help document listed above. 

You will receive your compiled report about 14 days after the survey closes. 


Please submit stakeholder email addresses as an Excel spreadsheet with three columns:
Column 1: email address
Coumnn 2: salutation (name you want us to use to address the stakeholder - Dear Bob, Mr. Smith, Parent)
Column 3: stakeholder group (Parent, Student, Faculty/Staff, Trustee, Alumni/ae)
Please combine all stakeholder data into one Microsoft Excel file.  

For parents: Some schools choose to provide one email per household. If your database doesn't have a primary email address, then please make your best guess which one per household to send to us (typically, the mother's email address will yield a higher response rate). In the case of multiple household families, please use your own best judgment on how to proceed. You are welcome to send us multiple household parent email addresses (mom, dad, parent 1, parent 2, etc) if you feel you need to do so. This sometimes prevents people from feeling like they weren't asked to participate.

There may be individuals who fall into more than one stakeholder group. You should put them into only one category for the purposes of the survey, and be sure to choose the group that has the smallest number of members. For example, a faculty member who is also a parent should be listed in the faculty group (if the spouse/other parent is not a faculty member, then they can be in the parent group). The demographic questions included in the survey allow the respondent to note that they are part of multiple groups and several of the disaggregated reports you receive will indicate this (for example, you will receive a sub report of faculty members with students enrolled in the school).

Please remove all duplicates from your data.


Additional custom survey question fee:
Each additional open ended question is $25
Each additional rating/matrix/multiple choice question $50

Most schools do not add additional questions to the survey. Please be sure to complete a sample survey before adding questions to avoid asking for similar information.

If you decide to add questions, upload your document here.  Refer to the survey help document for examples and more information. 

Do you want to add optional additional questions to the survey? *
Please indicate how many of each question type you would like to add. *


At the end of the survey, respondents are redirected to a page of your choosing - most schools direct respondents to their school's web page or a custom thank you page. Click here for an example.
By checking below you are certifying that you are authorized to commit your school to the use the SAIS survey instruments. You are acknowledging that the data received by SAIS through the surveys is confidential and that no identifying data will be shared with you. Data will also not be shared with a third party without your specific permission – and even then, no identifying data will be shared. You also acknowledge that the SAIS survey instruments, the protocols, the questions, and the reporting mechanisms are the intellectual property of SAIS and will not be replicated by the school or its agents nor will it be shared with those not authorized by the school or by SAIS. Finally, you acknowledge that SAIS will use the survey results to conduct research or authorize others to conduct research and studies and may from time to time publish research.
Certification and Authorization *