We measure and improve the climate for learning in schools.

The National School Climate Center promotes safe, supportive learning environments that nurture social and emotional, civic, and academic growth for all students.

Educational Services

Ranging from Professional Development to School Climate Leadership Certification, NSCC is ready to help schools grow their capacity to do school climate improvement work.

Measuring School Climate

NSCC has variety of measurement tools that are designed to help school communities get a quantitative understanding of their school climate.

Policy Center

Our resources, consultation services, and more help school leaders analyze current policies through a school climate improvement lens.

Research and Evaluation

Our research is invested in contributing to the contemporary conversation happening in the field of school climate improvement.

Our Publications

We have extensive research, case studies, and more to help you get a clear understanding of the school climate improvement process.

Get started with the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI)

Our Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) supports whole school communities learning and working together to understand their school community's strengths, as well as areas for improvement. The CSCI is one of the nation's most scientifically sound surveys with proven reliability and validity; the data captured through the CSCI conveys how students, parents/ guardians, and school personnel perceive a school's particular climate for learning in a robust, user-friendly report.

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The School Climate Resource Center

The School Climate Resource Center supports education leaders and their teams' school climate improvement efforts. Our suite of resources enables school communities to build their capacity and expertise in creating and maintaining positive school climates. From surveys and protocols, to research and best practices, the Resource Center can support your work today.

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Latest News and Updates


Via David McKeown / Republican Herald Staff Photographer
Johana C. Argueta, a Shenandoah Valley senior.

Shenandoah Valley student speaks of school climate initiative

Nov 21, 2017 by Stephen J. Pytak

“School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. It is based on people’s experiences of school and reflects norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching and learning practices, and organizational structures,” according to the state Department of Education website.

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Via Edweek

ESSA Accountability Plans Offer K-12 Companies Key Primers on State Needs

Dec. 1, 2017 by Michelle R. Davis

All states and the District of Columbia have now submitted their accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act—though not all have received approval from the U.S. Department of Education. Those policy blueprints offer K-12 providers specifics on the states’ emerging demands for products and services—demands that companies must be ready to meet.

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"The National School Climate Center is an essential non-profit body for research and intervention not only at the national level but also the international one since their activities are well known and appreciated worldwide. We appreciate the scientific based and practice based activities, which provide rigorous background and interventions."

-Dr. Catherine Blaya - Chair of the International Observatory of Violence in Schools

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