We are SAIS: a professional organization that helps independent schools of all sizes, and their leaders, stretch their potential through industry-leading accreditation, resources, and professional programs that make your job easier and your school stronger.
More than just an accrediting organization, we’re your school’s support system, heart home, and strategic advisor — the partner you need to meet the moment and prepare for the future.
With more than 380 member K-12 schools from 14 U.S. states, the Caribbean, and Latin America (representing 220,000+ students!), SAIS is the largest regional independent school association in the country. (So you’ll be in pretty amazing company.)
Our mission: to strengthen member schools by providing high-quality accreditation processes, comprehensive professional growth opportunities, and visionary leadership development programs.
When you join the SAIS community, you become both a partner and a friend. We provide independent schools with a steady direction and a helping hand that allows you to:
We provide the substance you need and the personal connection you deserve — because although right now times are tough, we believe independent schools are tougher.
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