As a member of the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation, ISACS joins with peer associations in adopting best practices for accreditation, thereby modeling continuous improvement for independent schools. 

The ISACS accreditation process follows a seven-year cycle and is based on three main principles:

  • Compliance with the ISACS Standards for Membership;
  • Full disclosure of a school’s mission, program, procedures, and services; congruence between the school’s stated mission and its actual program and services; and
  • Engagement in the ongoing school improvement, including strategic planning, self-study reflection and an external review of strengths, challenges, and plans and priorities in all areas of the school.