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.
Leaders in education, shaping the future of a courageous, compassionate world
CAIS Professional Learning
CAIS Professional Learning programs are designed to provide Heads, Chairs and School Leaders with the tools necessary to continually improve educational quality and enhance student outcomes. Our programs also enable participants to connect with and learn from each other in an inspiring environment.
View all our Professional Learning event updates here.
Strengthen Your School Leadership
CAIS is fully committed to enhancing effective governance in CAIS schools. To achieve this goal, CAIS has included an updated Governance Standard in the 2021 National Standards, continuously conducts research and collects/disseminates data, offers professional learning opportunities for board leaders through webinars and the Heads & Chairs conference, provides orientation for new board chairs, and continues to develop supporting resources and tools.
National Student Leadership Opportunities
Students at CAIS Schools are changing the schools they learn in, communities they live in, and the world around them.
Find out more about Middle School Leadership Camp and the Senior Student Leadership Conference.
CAIS is committed to sharing resources to help our schools continuously improve, meet the National Standards, and ensure educational excellence.
Canada is home to many of the best schools in the world, and our 27 CAIS Boarding Schools represent the best of the best.