SAIS is a membership organization of independent K-12 schools. As of July 1, 2016, SAIS has 365 member schools, represents over 200,000 students, and has a staff of 9 FTEs based in Atlanta, GA.
The mission of SAIS is to strengthen member schools by providing high quality accreditation processes, comprehensive professional growth opportunities, and visionary leadership development programs.
(adopted July 12, 2013)
SAIS provides a system of resources to help southern independent schools attain a level of excellence they could not achieve through other means.
(adopted April 2010)
SAIS complies with all federal and state non-discrimination laws, and requires that all schools submit a copy of their non-discriminatory admissions policy with their membership application. SAIS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin.