CAIS Standards & Guidelines
Our 12 National Standards are researched, internationally recognized, and cover all areas of program and operation.
A requirement of CAIS membership is that each member must meet all National Standards. These Standards, listed below, are fully outlined in the 2015 CAIS Accreditation Guidelines (for member schools in CAIS Connect). Along with directing leaders through the accreditation process, these guidelines provide schools with a detailed understanding of each Standard and associated indicators of effective practice.
CAIS’ Standards and Procedures are congruent with the internationally accepted criteria and model core standards adopted by the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA).