Mission and Purpose
"NAIS greatly values having been a founding catalyst of ICAISA and recognizes the excellent services that ICAISA member accrediting associations provide to the best independent schools in the US and, indeed, around the world."
Bernie Noe, Chair, NAIS Board of Directors, Head of School, Lakeside School, Seattle Washington
The International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA) is an international authority on independent school accreditation.
The primary purpose of ICAISA is to provide quality assurance and accountability for the accreditation programs of its state, regional, and international independent school member associations. While the Council establishes and maintains criteria for effective accreditation and conducts formal evaluations of member association accreditation programs, it also values their uniqueness and the diversity of schools accredited. The Council recognizes differences among member associations in the range of schools served and respects variations in accreditation practice that are consistent with the criteria.