Network + Partners

CAIS • California Association of Independent Schools

The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) is an organization of approximately 200 elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by:

  • setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct
  • facilitating the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity

https://www.caisca.org

NAIS • National Association of Independent Schools

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad; including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

https://www.nais.org/

Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Through ACS WASC’s evaluation of institutions, ACS WASC accreditation assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to education; has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected; appears in fact to be accomplishing them substantially; is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so; and demonstrates that it meets ACS WASC’s criteria and accreditation standards. ACS WASC encourages and supports institutional development and improvement through an institutional self-evaluation using the accreditation criteria and policies, as well as mid-cycle, follow-up, and special reports, and periodic evaluation of institutional quality by qualified peer professionals.

https://www.acswasc.org/