Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
The Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) was established in 1981 as a national network for member schools supporting collaborative initiatives in leadership, education, management and governance. A community of independent schools, CAIS explores and pursues exemplary leadership, training, research and international standards of educational excellence. Its key activities included organizing, co-ordinating, and facilitating conferences, benchmarking, senior management compensation surveys, and advocacy.
All CAIS schools meet 11 National Standards and commit to on-going research and professional development. These standards include Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy; Co-Curriculum and Learning Environment; Academic Program; School Leadership; Human Resources; School and Community; Admission Procedures; Governance; Finance; Physical Plant, Health and Safety and Commitment to School Improvement.
Parents of CAIS schools can expect the best.