Are you a grade 8-12 student in North America?

Did you graduate from a high school in North America after 2000?

The Student Experience Survey aims to capture the authentic voices of students and alumni across the U.S. and Canada. This survey is a groundbreaking effort to understand and enhance the school journey, focusing on Educational Experience, Wellness, and Culture.

By understanding the diversity of the student experience, schools can enhance the educational journey of all students and ensure each student reaches their full potential in an environment that nurtures their intellectual, creative, social, and emotional selves.

This survey is possible through a collaborative initiative between TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) and CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools), uniting our efforts to enhance and enrich the school experience for all students through shared insights and strategic partnerships.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The Student Experience Survey is intended as an opportunity for high school students and alumni to anonymously give feedback regarding their high school experience. The survey aims to shed light on what factors contribute to the health, success, and happiness of high school students across the U.S. and Canada. It is intended for private and public, boarding and day school students alike. The survey questions focus on four main categories: Demographics, Educational Experience, Wellness, and Culture.

Your answers help produce accurate, reliable statistics on student success, health, and happiness. This information helps school administrators and associations of schools to understand and assess the resources and needs of their school and students. None of this would be possible without your participation.

We want to hear directly from students and alumni about their experiences in school. This survey requires access to the internet and up to 15 minutes of your focused attention.  No additional materials are needed to complete this survey.

The survey is intended to take less than 15 minutes to complete.

The survey is designed to be taken by current 8th grade/grade 8 students through 12th grade/grade 12 as well as high school graduates.

The survey is designed to gather anonymized information about the student experience in schools including academic experience, social and emotional well-being, and culture. Questions of current students and alumni ask students to respond to different prompts regarding the frequency of an activity or intensity of agreement with a variety of statements. At the end of the survey, demographic information is collected to be able to analyze the results.

Individually identifiable information will not be shared with anyone. Only aggregated data will be made available. Data will be secured using 2-factor authentication and stored in a secure cloud storage environment. Individual student results will be considered confidential and only limited demographic information on students will be collected. Name and date of birth will not be collected for any reason.

This information will provide unique insight into what contributes to student success, health, and happiness. This information can help better understand and assess the resources and needs of students.

All information that you provide is used exclusively to report accurate, relevant, anonymized information about student success, health, and happiness for high school students across the U.S. and Canada. These statistics will help inform school administrators and school associations about the key factors that influence the success, health, and happiness of their students. Individual participants cannot be identified in any statistics or published reports.

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Your participation in this survey is a powerful opportunity to share your unique perspective on your school experience. Whether you’re a current student or an alum, your insights are invaluable in shaping the future of education.

If you are an 8th to 12th-grade student in Canada or the U.S., please click the Student Survey Link below.

If you graduated from a high school in Canada or the U.S., please click the Alumni Survey Link below.

A multi-ethnic group of six high school students, 15 to 18 years old, hanging out together in the hallway by the lockers, between classes. There are three teenage boys and three teenage girls, smiling at the camera.