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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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 allow participants to connect with and learn from each other in an inspiring environment. 

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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 includes 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.

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CAIS Connect

CAIS is committed to sharing resources to help our schools continuously improve, meet the National Standards, and ensure educational excellence.

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Boarding Schools

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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