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National Leaders Conference

The 2019 National Leaders Post Conference Call for Workshop Proposals are open until December 7. Apply here.

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 include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.

CAIS members and non-members can purchase a hard copy here. And CAIS members can also view the full PDF in CAIS Connect here.


CAIS schools are widely regarded to be among the best in the world. To be accredited, schools must value ongoing improvement and commit to a voluntary assessment process that is rigorous and thorough.

Why should this matter to you as a parent?

We know all parents seek and expect the best for their children. You want your child to grow, learn and thrive, to be exposed to great teaching and learning opportunities, and to reach his/her potential in every area of academic and social development.

CAIS member schools meet the highest of National Standards – not just Ministry of Education requirements – in all aspects of program and operation.

CAIS schools are committed to unmatched educational experiences and an ongoing commitment to improvement in every aspect of school life. A CAIS review is holistic, comprehensive and rigorous. CAIS accreditation is a peer-reviewed, exhaustive process that examines school operations from every angle.

No other Canadian accreditation or standards organization in education is as thorough.

How does CAIS impact your child directly?

In addition to school accreditation, CAIS offers a wide variety of programs including National Student Leadership Conferences at both the Middle and Senior School levels; National Sports Tournaments; Professional Development for teachers and school administrators and much more.

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Choosing a Boarding school

CAIS Boarding Schools meet the highest international standards of educational excellence. Our 28 boarding schools offer a wide range of academic, athletic and co-curricular activities in a close-knit, inclusive and supportive community.

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