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

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Governance Guide

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.

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.

Find out more about Middle School Leadership Conference and 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 29 CAIS Boarding Schools represent the best of the best.

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