Who We Are

The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) provides students in grades 4–6 a place to develop and apply their passion for service, while obtaining the skills to be confident young leaders for years to come.

NEHS membership is centered on recognizing students for their accomplishments while challenging and equipping them to develop further as leaders through service to their school and community.

Reflecting school leaders’ profound commitment to student leadership development, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) founded NEHS in 2008 in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

In addition to NEHS, NASSP founded and manages the National Honor Society (est. in 1921), National Junior Honor Society (est. in 1928), and National Student Council (est. in 1931).


Listening to kids makes us stronger.

Whether your school’s student leadership is flourishing, emerging, or somewhere in-between, NEHS is for you.

The NEHS program empowers and equips your students with the knowledge and skills to be transformative leaders in your school, community, and beyond. In addition, it provides a necessary bridge between students and school leaders—helping you to engage and hear what students think, feel, and need.

We’ve Got Your Back

Creating opportunities for your students and investing in their leadership development requires commitment, time, and resources, but you aren’t alone.

NASSP has a suite of tools, supports, and resources for advisers and schools to successfully run an NEHS chapter from start to finish:

  • Adviser Resource Center
    Access step-by-step guidelines, sample bylaws, member handbooks, program Constitutions, and more. This online portal is designed to guide advisers through every step of running a strong NEHS chapter.

  • National Student Project Database
    Search through more than 11,000 service project ideas submitted by honor society chapters and student councils from across the country.

  • On-Demand Customer Care
    Our qualified team of experts is readily available to help you effectively manage your NEHS chapter. There’s no question that’s too big or too small!


Have a question about NEHS or our other student leadership programs? Our team is standing by to help! You can reach us by phone: (703) 860-0200 or via email: [email protected].