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

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Prepare for senior leadership roles in independent schools

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2019 National Leaders Conference

April 7-9, 2019 - Toronto, ON.

Audience: Operational & Academics

Keeping an Open Mind
Keeping an Open Mind

Making the CAIS

By Helen-Kay Davy, Principal of Havergal College

Technology makes things more convenient and speeds up our access to information. But it can also limit what we discover, understand and believe.

In our desire to educate our students – to give them the tools to navigate complex, sometimes contradictory systems – shouldn't we be seeking technology that opens doors rather than closes them, technology...

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Governance Guide

Strengthen Your School Leadership

CAIS values the constant and deliberate quest for excellence, and we recognize the vital leadership role that governors play, in partnership with Heads, in the success of our schools. We want all of our schools to have strong Heads who focus on supporting the students of the present, but we also want strong Boards that focus on supporting the students of the future.

The Governance Guide include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.

CAIS Students

National Student Leadership Opportunities

Students at CAIS Schools are changing the schools they learn in, communities they live in, and the world around them.

Register for the upcoming Middle School Leadership Camp and learn more about the Senior Student Leadership Conference.

Explore CAIS

Online all the Time

Each year, we host webinars on national topics that are most relevant to our leaders.

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Boarding School

Canada is home to many of the best schools in the world, and our 27 CAIS Boarding Schools represent the best of the best.

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