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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.


Fit - Choosing the Right School

There is no more important consideration when investigating the independent school option than finding the right fit for your child. No two children are the same – even from the same family. ‘Fit’ means aligning the school’s mission and values with your own, as well as taking stock of the temperament, interests, intellectual ambition and personality of your child as they relate to the school you’re considering.



THE 12 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING YOUR SEARCH




Is the school accredited by CAIS?


What is the curriculum approach [eg. A.P., I.B., Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Montessori] and will the learning environment support the needs of my child?


What are the advantages to single sex vs co-educational?


What are the options for boarding?


What will I be expected to pay, beyond tuition, for the options I’m seeking?


What is the size of the school and the student-teacher ratio?


What co-curricular and leadership options are available?


What is the philosophy or vision of the school, and what are its values?


Is there anything different or unique about the faculty? What are their qualifications?


What is the campus like and what kinds of facilities are available?


Does the school offer the latest technology?


Does the school have the kind of atmosphere and style that suits your child (ie. Competitive, nurturing, sporty, academic, progressive, traditional, etc.)



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