Accreditation Overview

In Canada, education is provincially mandated, and most CAIS Schools are required to meet Ministry guidelines.

However, CAIS schools provide more. Our National Standards and Process are congruent with the internationally accepted criteria and model core standards adopted by the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA) and updated annually based on current research and exceptional practices. The Standards Council of the CAIS Board reviews and approves all changes to the Accreditation Guidelines.



2021 CAIS National Standards

CAIS Accreditation Process