Application Process

We are pleased that you are exploring the pathway towards CAIS Membership.

CAIS Accreditation supports continual improvement in all aspects of Independent Schools. The School’s Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy underpin all decisions made by School Leaders and the Board. School Strategy is rooted in robust research, data analysis and understanding of the needs of the internal community and external trends. The CAIS Accreditation Process is both a tool to support the development of School Strategy and a set of Standards to scaffold continual improvement.

Our members agree on the value of the process. In a 2019 CAIS survey, 92% of members agreed or strongly agreed that the Accreditation program effectively drives continuous school improvement and positively impacts school operations.

Schools interested in applying for CAIS membership should contact the CAIS Accreditation Team at to arrange a time to speak with the Executive Director about CAIS, the value of membership and the accreditation process. In order to apply for membership, schools have to be in continuous operation and viable for at least five years.

Schools wishing to proceed with the application process need to submit the Membership Application Package and pay the application fee.

CAIS will review the application and contact the Head of School to discuss the next step: The Applicant School Review Process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CAIS office at 905-684-5658.


Benefits of Membership

Why should schools join CAIS?

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools

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