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Accreditation & Professional Memberships

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California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)


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


National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)


The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC)

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) extends its services to over 5,000 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K-12 and adult schools, works with 18 associations in joint accreditation processes, and collaborates with other organizations, such as the California Department of Education (CDE).

Professional Memberships


Association of Educational Therapists (AET)

The Association of Educational Therapists is the national professional association for educational therapists. AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.


California Association of Private Specialized Education and Services (CAPSES)

CAPSES is a statewide professional association of nonpublic schools, agencies, organizations, and individuals who specialize in the delivery of quality special education programs to students with special education needs.

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.


Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Education's leading resource for knowledge, standards, advocacy, and training in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing, and related activities.


International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them.


International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch (IDALA) 

International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch (IDALA) is a non-profit organization that serves Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. Their mission is to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia, to promote effective practices, and to support individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field. Their educational workshops and community events are open to all. Explore their website and discover a wealth of up-to-date information about dyslexia.


Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting-edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the Learning Disabilities Association of America the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.


National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

Through programs, online tools, and research on emerging issues, NBOA helps to develop solutions for effective and sustainable operations in independent schools.

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