We are committed to...
  • encouraging diverse points of view.
  • continuous reflection and on-going improvement.
  • collegial relationships and ethical leadership.
  • independent education options for families.
  • promoting the independence of our schools.
  • quality standards without standardization.
  • assisting schools in fulfilling their missions.

Commission for Accreditation

NWAIS Accreditation is recognized as a member of the The International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). ICAISA is the international authority on independent school accreditation, representing thousands of schools in over 100 countries.

NWAIS has fully met the established criteria for effective independent school accreditation practices, exemplary standards, and models of successful accreditation policies and procedures - Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices and is held accountable over a ten-year cycle to compliance, best practices, policies and procedures in the accreditation process. This serves two purposes: institutional improvement and quality assurance.


  • Guiding
  • Inspiring
  • Advancing
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
5001 California Ave. SW, Suite 112
Seattle, Washington 98136
T: 206.323.6137 • info@nwais.org
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