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2016 CAIS Webinar Recordings are now available

Watch our Governance Series, our National Student Panel on Supporting LGBTQ+ Students, our 2015 KPI Benchmarking Overview and our Review on Executing Accreditation Pilot Surveys
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2016 NLC Resources now available

Both the Catalytic Conversations on the Future of Education - Summary Report and the workshop material is now in CAIS Connect.
Access the Summary Report and Workshop Material

Leadership Institute

Registration is now open for the Summer LI on July 2-6, 2016. Learn More

Next Step Program

Details and registration are now available. Learn More

New PD model

Anne-Marie speaks to moving forward wuth a new national PD model with the creation of one national conference. Watch the Video

2015 CAIS Accreditation Guidelines

Review the new CAIS Accreditation Guidelines that are being piloted this school year. We welcome your feedback!


The Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) is a community of independent schools who choose to meet and exceed rigorous National Standards that inspire continuous whole school improvement.

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Developing Leaders Who Are Shaping The Future Of Education

Summer LI

Experience the 2016 Summer LI at St. Andrew’s College on July 2 - 6, 2016.

CAIS Webinar

Watch our National Student Panel on Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

We are all keen to understand how teens are dealing with issues of gender, sexuality and inclusion, and we are fortunate to have three CAIS students share their stories and advice. This video is intended to stimulate a dialogue among students, faculty and school leaders regarding attitudes and beliefs towards sexual orientation, gender identity and how schools can foster a more inclusive and safe environment.

Finding the Magic

Making the CAIS

By Paul G. Kitchen, Head of School at Rothesay Netherwood School

In 1965 I was a new grade 9 boarding student beginning what I thought would be a grand adventure. Both of my brothers had spent five years at boarding school, so I didn't ask any questions. When I was going into grade 9, it just seemed that it was my turn. Little did I know that my turn would end up lasting 46 years ...

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Advice to Teachers (from an Awesome Teacher)

The month of June can be tough on teachers – everyone is tired, cranky, and ready for a holiday. I was so inspired by the story of one of Jacob’s favourite teachers, Rory Gilfillan, that I asked him to share it ...

A blog by Anne-Marie Kee that covers topics on education, administration and parenting.

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